Wednesday, 26 March 2008

Moving to France 5, plus a bit of stitching

All the cleaning, decluttering, packing and trying to get the place looking reasonable has meant that any serious workhas been out of the question. All the decluttering and packing has meant everything being "relocated" to my workroom so a) I have nowhere to work and b) I can't find anything.

My workroom is the one room left to be decluttered - so after our fortnight in France househunting, (we're off this Saturday), I shall be diving in there. I think rationalising rather than decluttering is probably a better description, because I really can't bear the thought of throwing anything out - it has taken me several years to gather my stash together!

So I am afraid the City and Guilds has taken rather a back seat for the past few weeks, but I am hoping to have a few weeks between getting back from France and moving to finish my current module.

But I have been doing a bit of stitching.

Firstly, a blackwork cushion, which is to enter in the village show in July (if I am still here). It is a very traditional show, so as you can enter two items in each class, I am trying to enter something traditional and something more creative to see what happens.

Secondly, we have been doing trapunto at my patchwork class. This might go in the village show as well!

So, no more blogging for a couple of weeks. We are off to France on Saturday (DH has booked us on the 3.29am shuttle - good grief), and will be spending all next week looking at houses, some of which look like real possibilities. So I am hopeful!!

Tuesday, 18 March 2008

Moving to France 4

Well, if I was excited yesterday, I'm even more so today - we've got a buyer for our house!!! We are a bit shell shocked at the speed things are going.
Things are beginning to drop into place. The only thing we don't want to drop any further is the euro. The exchange rate rose a cent today, and that makes a difference of over £2,000 to the amount we have available. Frightening!!

Monday, 17 March 2008

Moving to France 3

I'm so excited - the next step, and it's a biggy - as from tomorrow, our house is on the market!!

We've lived here since 1971, brought up our three sons here, but I am not a sentimental type, and I am SOOOO looking forward to moving to France. We have been wanting to do this for such a long time, so we went out to lunch to celebrate.

Now we need to find a house in France, and we are off to look after Easter. We have a few lined up already, but we are just going to do the rounds of estate agents and see what we can find.

It has taken ages to get the house looking pristine, and now we have to keep it that way. It's making it very difficult to work, particuarly as I am trying to work big - I've just got no where I can work and make a mess.

Tuesday, 4 March 2008

A Blogroll at last!!

Youngest son, the computer geek, has finally got around to showing me how to create a blogroll. If you've been with me since the start you will know I am barely computer literate, but I must be improving as I can actually remember how to do it.
So I am gradually adding the blogs I read on a regular basis.