Hard to believe that just a month ago we were starting the very painful process of moving out of the cottage. We had a very kind offer of storage space at a friend's small holding, so the first thing to do was to sort out what was going away for a while. Letter press stuff mostly, and various bits of furniture, some of which has not seen the light of day since we moved here.
Just over a year ago, Debs and Neil enabled me to hold my book launch and charity cupcake party at their house, just before moving on to their own new place and fresh beginnings. Now they rolled up with a large van to help us with our move. What splendid friends to have!
The outhouse seemed to have accumulated an awful lot of things...
But my poor old 'joanna' has been languishing in the cobwebby dark for ten years. Another few months won't hurt her.
Andy was van-packer extraodinaire -
- and at last we had a quick tea break in our poor neglected back garden.
Then it was a cross county drive to the new small holding.
I was shivering with exhaustion by this point, but a pot of tea helped, while Andy made friends with 'the boys'.