Time marches on! I had the most awesome, relaxing, feel-good summer. We got to see friends, (though I wanted to see more!) – the weather was warm, and I still very much enjoy my current (non-artsy) job. No stress, smooth sailing – everything was easy peasy. Now I realize it was the calm before the storm!
During the course of the summer, I discovered a new interest – composing electronic music – and studying music theory. It’s exciting and exhilarating to do something so brand new to me. My tunes are in their infancy – but watch this space, maybe?! I love electronica so being able to make my own is pretty fun and satisfying. Sure, we knew we should be looking for a house – but, the weather was so nice, friends were so fun, hobbies were so entertaining. Summer slipped through our fingers.
Yes, I coasted through summer – like the proverbial Grasshopper. Then August rolled around bringing with it a dreaded lurgy that is The Summer Cold. Everything came to a screeching halt in a haze of snotty kleenexes and a cloud of Vics Vaporub.
By the time I came back to ‘life,’ our house hunt had resumed in earnest. It’s been non-stop since then. We’ve never bought a house before so the entire experience is new, scary, exciting – and majorly stressful. Paperwork. Meetings. Emails. Phone calls. House viewings. House offers. Psuedo Gazumping. It’s a total faff.
At any rate, we’ve found a house now (fingers crossed!)
– but if this whole process has taught me anything, it’s that it could all fall through at the last moment so I don’t want to jinx it. When we move we’ll still be in Oxfordshire but no longer in the rural idyll that we live in now. If you’re familiar with the county (or the Southeast of England) you’ll know it’s redonkulously expensive – so dreams of buying our own farmhouse or a house in a posh market town are predicated on us winning Euromillions.
We haven’t won Euromillions, so we’re moving to an affordable town. The biggest adjustment will be for our cat, who has known nothing but farm life. For myself, I’ll be sad to leave our lovely farmhouse – but excited to be walking distance to amenities. It’s not all doom and gloom, it’s pretty exciting actually. But as we might be moving in before Christmas it means the next few months are going to be even busier and more stressful as we pack up and make the actual move.
Honestly, it’s not all doom and gloom, it’s pretty exciting actually. But as we might be moving in before Christmas it means the next few months are going to be even busier and more stressful as we pack up and make the actual move! In which case – who knows when I’ll post again!?
So with that, I bid you – adios – for now!