We’re on the move!

We’re on the move! It’s so exciting! Although I love living here in Devon with our beautiful countryside and beaches, I am a very long way away from Rosie.  Now her wedding’s over (it will soon be their first anniversary – I can hardly believe it) it’s just me and the newfies here at Coombe Leigh and it’s rather large for just the three of us. So it’s time to move and downsize.

If all goes according to plan (English home buyers will know exactly what I mean!) the Newfies and I will be bidding a fond farewell to Devon and, in the early part of next month, will be relocating to a pretty little Georgian cottage in a village just south of Bath.  There will be plenty of room for the furry twosome and, now Ben is getting older, I am very glad that our new garden is level with no steep stone steps for him to negotiate with his big clumsy paws. We will miss the sea of course, though we have lots of invitations to return for visits, but it will be lovely being close to Rosie (expect even greater things from the magazine!).

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Somerset is beautiful and Bath is one of my very-most-favourite cities in the whole of England. There are lakes, rivers, woods and fields for the Newfies – as well as shopping in Bath and Bristol for me, and as an added bonus I’ll be really close to some of the nicest vintage fairs in the south of England.

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And this is why I’ve been a bit quiet on the blog and newsletter front lately. I’ve been busy – with Rosie’s help of course – putting together the June issue of the magazine before I have to start packing up my workroom ready for the move. I’m delighted to say that it’s very nearly ready so if you’re a subscriber then look out for it arriving in your in-box on Thursday 28th May (and if you like pompoms, bunnies and bluebirds then you’re sure to enjoy the contents).

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Marcy Mahle

I am very happy for you that you will now be closer to your daughter and wow what a wonderful city to live near, Bath. ( Jane Austin ) I was born in the USA but my mother was a WWII war bride from North Wales. My entire family is there. They have visited us and we them but I miss them terribly. I miss just walking around Snowdonia. Simply beautiful. Enjoy your new cottage and please post pictures and enjoy meeting new friends.

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Thanks Marcy, yes I will. It’s going to be lovely living nearer to Rosie and Dan, and the Newfies will be able to play with Tilly, their little goldendoodle, several times a week! X

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Helen what exciting news! A new adventure for you all & amazing place for your business!
We all wish you the best of fun xx

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Leigh Wheeler

I got the Mollie Makes issue. Love the bunny. It’s a nice magazine too. Best of luck with your move.

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Wow how exciting for you! Best wishes on your new adventure…and moving!! It will be wonderful for you to be near your daughter again. I’ll miss your ocean adventures too!

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Pam MacLennan

Wow that is very exciting news Helen. I am sure Ben and Daisy will love their new home as well. All the very best for the move and I can certainly sympathise with your comment about packing up your room and the piles of accummulated fabric. We are moving shortly as well and after 10 years, my craft space is overflowing. Hope someone can find me if I get buried under the stash !!!

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Good luck with your move too Pam, and as someone who saves even the tiniest scraps of fabric, just in case they come in handy one day, my room is also overflowing! Tough decisions may have to be made!

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Nancy Mills

Hope the move goes smoothly. I have picked up an embroidery needle after having put it down over 20 years ago in order to stitchalong with you here as an American in Abu Dhabi. Love love love the stitchalong, even with my terrible stitches. Will be eagerly awaiting continuing in July! Good luck, hope the new home is up and running soon.

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Thanks so much Nancy, and I’ll be looking forward to continuing the Stitchalong too. xx

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Very good luck with the move Helen and all the packing!!! We thought we would be moving last October so virtually everything is packed and we are still waiting! *sigh* xx

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Linda in Maine

How exciting for you all! Although I’ll miss hearing about Devon and life at Coombe Leigh, I’m certain that many new adventures await you in your little Georgian cottage near Rosie and Dan. And as you, Ben and Daisy explore your new surroundings, I look forward to hearing all about your new village and home. Best wishes!
XXX Linda

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Thanks Linda – yes I’m sure there’ll be lots of exciting happenings once we’re all settled in. xx

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Good luck with all (and I know what you mean as Alex was a conveyancer for over forty years!)
Julie xxxxxxxxx

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Hummm… Bath!What a beautiful place Helen. Like all the other ladies who visit your Blog I look forward to reading your posts of your new life there. I wish you all the best for you, your family and your lovely friends Ben and Daisy

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Thank you Teresa. The Newfies and I are looking forward to discovering lots of lovely new walks together!

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I hope you have an easy and uneventful move .. I’m sure it will be so much easier knowing your daughter will be close by. Good luck to you all.

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Patricia

Oh, Helen, I can imagine the mixed feelings. I am looking for a new home near my daughter, only child, and only grandchild, 2000 miles from where I have lived my entire life. I wish you lovely memories of your old home and many more lovely memories to make in your new home with Daisy, Ben–and Rosie!–by your side.

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Thanks Patricia – I can’t imagine moving 2000 miles – I’m going less than 200 miles and will be easily able to keep in touch with everyone here. I hope your move goes well too. xx

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