Saturday, 21 December 2013

Closing the Door for the Last Time

 
Closing the door for the last time on our lovely little bungalow is a strange feeling. 
 
We done so much in the two years we've been here.  We've lost family members and pets during our time here, we've held each other close and weathered every storm and we've come out stronger on the other side.  We've also had fun, lots of fun and lots of laughter, we 've had the delight of making new friends, both here in the neighbourhood and through the Blog.  It's been a good home.
 
 
But now the cupboards are bare ...

 
... barer than they've ever been.
 
 
The tools of day to day living have been shrinking away to nothing over the last few weeks, until now we are left with just one trailer load to take with us.
 
Tomorrow after the chickens have had an hour to stretch their legs at first light, have eaten their last breakfast of Layers Pellets and drank their last drink of Berkshire water they will be loaded into their crates and settled in the back of the Mitsu ready for their journey up the motorways of Britain.  The dogs will eagerly take their positions on the seat behind Lovely Hubby as he pulls away in the truck with me following closely behind in the Corsa, with the cats nestled in their travel baskets on my back seat.
 
 
We will close the door on this little 1930's bungalow, and begin our new life in a new country.
 
North Wales here we come ..... you have been warned!!
 
Sue xx
 
 
 
 
 
And in the great tradition of all good movies ..... here  is the Blooper Reel .....
 
 
Trying to do a 'staged' shot of the closed front door I left it on the catch so I wouldn't lock myself out, Archie the cat heard the door not shut properly so decided to make his way in ....

 
... the dogs heard Archie coming in and decided to make their way out ......
 
 ... take two  :-)
 
 


53 comments:

  1. Moving day at last, how wonderful. I hope you have a safe (and speedy) journey. It will be so exciting to finally arrive! I'm thinking of you and wishing you both every happiness.

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  2. Good luck with the final move and with your new life. Did puss get to come with you? The red puss that belonged to your landlord? Pam

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  3. Safe travels Sue! Sending you and LH my very best wishes xx

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  4. I'm nearly as excited as you!!
    Hugely looking forward to reading of your new adventures

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  5. I hope you will enjoy many happy years together in your new home. What will you find to do, now that all your hard work is nearly over? Is there anything left to decorate?

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  6. The day has finally arrived! Safe journey and best wishes for the next chapter of your life in the country! Sx

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  7. Good luck in your new home Sue & Co xxxxxx

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  8. Hi Sue and LH,
    Like SSS I am nearly as excited as you too!! Have a safe trip, very best of luck and I cannot wait to hear of the new plans. A new adventure starts!!

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  9. remembering when you moved in to the bungalow, I began to think of all we've been through here in the past two years, and realised how much joy you gave me, by being able to simply read your blog, to smile with you, to laugh, and to cry and know it wasn't just us to whom the Great Hand of Shite had dealt such walloping blows!

    Sending you love and happiness in this new life of yours (which I think is the Year of More, so VERY much More!). Its very strange having a dear friend whom I've never met, but perhaps one day. . .xx

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  10. Good luck with the move and congratulations on moving to the life you want. Can't wait to keep reading and keep being inspired by all that you do :-) xxx

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  11. Hope the move goes well. Wishing you all the luck in the world in your new home and looking forward to reading the next chapter. Best wishes, Vee xx

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  12. Take your good memories with you and make some more! Best wishes x

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  13. Safe journey and travels and all the best on your new adventure! :-)

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  14. The very best of luck in your new life. Looking forward to hearing of your new life in the country

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  15. I'm so happy for you Sue... you did it ! Wishing you joy & many ( good ) adventures in your new home in the country x

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  16. All the very best to you Sue & LH. How exciting to finally be on your way. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas tucked up in your new home in beautiful North Wales x

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  17. Safe journey, enjoy your first Christmas in your new home, and I look forward to reading all about your New Life in the Country of Wales! xx

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  18. I was a late reader to your blog, but did go back and read, you have worked so hard to get to where you are now.

    I hope you have a wonderful life in your new home and a fabulous Christmas.

    Take care on your journey.
    xxx

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  19. I hope the move goes smoothly. I bet you can't wait to spend Christmas in your new home :) Best wishes.

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  20. Safe journey for all.
    Blessing for you all in your new home.
    Enjoy your first festive season in you new home too!

    Sandie xxx

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  21. Wishing you every happiness in your new home.

    X x

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  22. Can I join the others in wishing you much happiness in your new home, and a wonderful first Christmas there. Life will never be the same again I think you will find!

    I am a late arriver at your blog too, so will sit myself down on a wet winter afternoon and play catch up on your lives.

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  23. Safe journey with that last load, Sue. How wonderful you'll be settled in the new place in time for the holidays. Merry Christmas and all best wishes for the New Year.

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  24. Wishing you the best of luck with your new venture and your forever home. Have a safe journey xxx

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  25. When one door closes another one opens...I know that strictly speaking you've already opened the new door a few times already but still wishing you lots more fun times and laughs in Wales...xxx

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  26. many many wishes!
    have the most wonderful Christmas Time in your forever home!

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  27. How exciting to move into your forever home with the man your love, knowing what sort of life you want to lead. Wishing you a very happy and long life in your 'new life the the country'!

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  28. many many wishes!
    have the most wonderful Christmas Time in your forever home!

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  29. Croeso i Gymru! Nadolig Llawen!
    Enjoy your new chapters to your lives.
    You are making me very nostalgic for my Gog Home!

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  30. How lovely for you to finally make that last trip. then have your first Christmas in your new home.
    Best wishes for the future!

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  31. I hope your move goes smoothly and I wish you lots and lots of happiness in your new home. I had to laugh at the photo of your cat. Years ago, when we had a 6 hour journey to move house, we waved off the removal lorry, tidied up the house we were moving from and one of the cats escaped! Took us an hour to find her and lure her into the dreaded cat basket.

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  32. I hope all goes to plan for your move and you have many Happy Christmases and New Years in your new home.

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  33. Wishing you much joy and love in your lovely 'forever home' X

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  34. Safe Journey! Tis likely to be wet and windy, check the forecast before you leave. Best wishes from wet and windy Liverpool, Maggie

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  35. Wishing you a trouble free move and many happy years in your new home. Exciting times!

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  36. Have a safe journey and I look forward to hearing about your adventures in your new home. Xxx

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  37. Very best wishes to you both, have a safe journey and a Happy Christmas in your new home.
    Along with other readers, I am excited for you and delighted that you are sharing your adventure with us.
    Thank you!
    Pam in Texas

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  38. Good Luck! You have worked so hard. I cant wait to read about the animals moving in. the house looks amazing. I hope when you open the door the air whooshes out and says 'welcome home'

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  39. Good luck! Wishing you all the best in your new home! Can't wait to read all about it. Your blog is so inspiring and I look forward to one day owning my own forever home in the same area to where I live, but a more rural spot. xxx

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  40. Good luck in your new home. Looking forward to reading all about it, love Liz x

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  41. What a wonderful time to be moving into your new home with the new year just around the corner, and so much of the work already done there!

    Good luck with the final move and have a wonderful Christmas xx

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  42. I have just got back to Cornwall from visiting my parents in Cardiff. Love my home country so much. I'm sure you will too.

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  43. Exciting times! Hope all goes well tomorrow. Look forward... xo

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  44. Good Luck in your new house. Be happy.

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  45. Love your bloopers! I'm glad it's not just me that can't take a photo first time!
    It's always sad leaving a home but you've got such a great one in Wales and I'm loking forward to reading about it!

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  46. Good luck in your new home, the bloopers are hilarious. My cat is not allowed in the kitchen (in theory) yet he can always tell if the door is left open in he is in like a shot.

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  47. Onto the next chapter of your lives. Have a safe journey with all the critters!

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  48. Have really enjoyed reading about your adventures. So happy for you to have your new home and wishing you all the best there. (Can't wait to read about it!) Have a very Merry Christmas! xxx

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  49. Love the bloopers ! Happy new home to you all x

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  50. Dear Sue, this is my first day reading your blog and love your stories. I was a city girl too and left my beautiful island to experience country life in the high desert of New Mexico, USA. All the best on your new venture.

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