First of all, let me please take a moment to thank all of your for your patience during the last 8 weeks. I have not had the time to dedicate to you that I would like, auto ships are running a little late and personal orders are taking longer than usual and I’d like to apologize wholeheartedly for it. I’ve really found this whole process to be incredibly stressful, but your kind words, support and faith in me have really helped me through it. Thank you all so much!
Now, the bad news is that we still have yet to exchange contracts, despite everyone in the chain having agreed on the 12th of April as moving day. That’s a week on Friday. We are waiting for one final party to get their contract back to their solicitor and we’re assured that we should exchange by the end of the week. I really hope so because we had to give a month’s notice on our Virgin telephone and tv package as our new house is Sky only, so, as of today, we have no television! Oh no! Just as all the good Spring telly is starting, too. Our shop line is still up, but I’ve taken the number off the website as we can’t take the number with us. Please contact me on my mobile, if you need to reach me.
The shop will close on Friday for two weeks (6th to 22nd of April) to allow me to pack all the stock, stationery and the computer and disassemble all the shelves and thread racks. It’s going to be a huge job and I’m not looking forward to it! I’ve allowed a week at the other end to get the shop back up and running, but I’m hoping it won’t take that long, particularly as there will be the next parts of Little Sheep and Santa’s Village to ship!
I’m actually not enjoying being in my little house that much anymore as all my ornaments, pictures, photos and stitcheries have all been packed away. All of the china and glassware, save a few drinking glasses, are all packed, and we’re cleaning out the fridge and freezer of perishables. We’re almost down to ready meals for the remainder of our stay here. I’ve never had to move a whole house before (I’ve moved a lot, but either only as a child or suitcases as a teenager); it’s much harder than I thought.
I’ll also be leaving my son here as he’s at college studying business studies, but he hopes to go to university at Bath next year.
We snuck in a little trip down to our new village over the weekend, to introduce the dogs to the area and they absolutely loved it save for the interminable hell of being on the lead in the pub (our new local!) while we had lunch. We made it up to them by taking the to Avebury for a long walk round the stones. I don’t think they’ve ever experienced farmland smells before and they were crazy with it. Even our old girl Molly was pulling at the lead with excitement. We didn’t think she had it in her anymore!
I’ll post occasionally to keep you updated. I have a progress report of And They Sinned anyway, if I haven’t packed the camera charger!
Thanks again for your patience, and we’ll speak soon.