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!).
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.
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).