Tuesday, September 18

we're on our way


We're off in about 2 weeks!

We had a rushed 3 days in East Devon, with some fun time on the last. Made my week to see Miss 4 frolic in a nippy but sunny beach.

We managed (after a heart-stopping amount of hassle due to us not being resident here the last 5 years) to secure a closet, sorry, cottage, for a 6-month Winter let. Not by any stretch of the imagination ideal regards to size, cost, or tenancy duration! But it's a way to get a foot in down there.


It is however conveniently part-furnished, nice atmosphere, not a dump (you should have seen some we viewed), lovely quiet village, apparently a couple of neighbouring children her age, in a safe and quiet cul-de-sac, and most importantly, it's 5 minutes from the Steiner school. The slightly cheaper Paignton properties are just too far, to travel 4 times a day when she'll be finishing at 12pm, you know?

If I stand in the middle of the kitchen, stretch out my arms,
then stretch to one side then the next, I can touch both opposite walls.

I'm excited to get our life restarted again, after this limbo at the in-laws. I'm excited to regain privacy, my own nest (albeit temporary), be in my favourite part of England, discover a new community, and more.

In the interest of keeping-it-real, there is a ton of stress and bleak moments around. Not the logistics of moving, we're veterans at that, mostly financial as we'll be living tighter than we ever have. But, as I like to remind the glass-is-half-empty OH, it's temporary.

16 comments:

  1. How exciting for you! I'm definitely sending you lots of good thoughts for making the move a successful one!

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  2. That is lovely, it has a very nice cosy feel to it. You'll be all snuggled by the logburner, and striding out across the icy moors, fields, river, beaches. I hope you'll be very happy there.

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  3. oh, I think it's so charming! And there are so many positives to quiet down the smallness. and it's a space of your own! :)

    maybe this is just a small step on your journey to finding the "one", a place that you feel in your bones and know you're home.



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  4. How exciting Mon! 6 months is better than nothing, especially right now...and woohoo for a bit of privacy! Bet you can't wait for that.

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  5. what a sweet little place Monica
    a lovely place to re-start

    love and light

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  6. i think it looks perfectly cozy. i know all about living tightly...stay strong!

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  7. I see only coziness and beauty ( maybe because beautiful, cozy people are going to live there... ) Your sense of humor and that possitivity that comes when meeting new places, will make the glass half-full and a closet - as you call it, the most wonderful place in the world!

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  8. It looks wonderful, and cozy, and the beach is nearby? oh you’ll be so happy here!

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  9. I love it!!! It's absolutely adorable and for 6 months and winter--perfectly cozy. Change never promises an easy road, but I know you take it with grace and perspective. So happy for you friend...
    xo

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  10. I could easily live there for 6 months but I understand your strong desire to be settled. Good luck.

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  11. Oh how i love this! So cozy, so seemingly perfect...perfectly you! Best wishes to all of you! xo

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  12. How great it's so close to the school. I'm glad you are in an area you love. Hope the finances look up. Looking forward to hearing about her experience with school!

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  13. i think it was just comment moderation! lol

    thanks a bunch.

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  14. How lovely it looks. I wish we were done with our move. Still all up in the air, but we will get there. Blessings.

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  15. It looks lovely. I wish we were done with our move, still up in the air. But getting there. Blessings.

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  16. Welcome to Devon. :) When you're sorted, come and drink tea.

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