Well we did it…

Moved house, that is.  On the last day of April my husband and I finally moved from the flat that had been our home for over 10 years to the HOUSE about which I informed you a couple of blogs ago, with its GARDEN and everything.

I am glad to say the place felt like “home” from day one, and we have well and truly embarked on a new chapter in life.  It was worth all the trauma and the long, looong wait for a day we thought might never come.  We know now this place was always meant to be our home; the three other houses we almost purchased would never have suited our needs.  We were heartbroken to lose those purchases at the time, but the cliché about things happening for a reason proved true in our case.

Said GARDEN is proving a challenge.  We have inherited a neglected jungle.  It seems I do have green fingers – an attribute I never imagined I would possess.  I have learned such a lot in just over a month, from my Alan Titchmarsh book (my bible), helpful family members and plain old-fashioned instinct.

Whenever I think of that second-floor flat these days it resembles a box in my mind.  We always had to compromise so much on space.  It felt like everything was on top of us all the while.  I just don’t know how we lived there for 10 years.  We haven’t moved far, but might as well be on another planet for all the differences between our old abode and this new one.

So sorry I haven’t updated this in absolutely ages (and not much at all this year in fact).  I have had rather a lot on my plate of late, as you can imagine.  To be honest, I don’t know when the hell I will ever find time to do any writing.  Probably in the winter when I am doing less gardening.

In the meantime, Happy Diamond Jubilee everyone!!  Hope you are enjoying the long weekend despite the typically British bank holiday weather.



  1. Nina said,

    June 9, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    This all sounds amazing Leigh – I’m really pleased you’re so happy in your new home after all the hassle you’ve had! Glad you’re getting on well with Alan Titchmarsh too, although I wouldn’t recommend you try reading any of his fiction 🙂 xx

  2. leighm123 said,

    June 11, 2012 at 6:42 am

    Thanks for the tip Nina!!

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