It’s been a while since my last post. It’s totally because I moved house and I am not getting my act together except to exist on a daily basis and explore a little. Life has changed completely, from living in a busy town to a quintessential little village with a lot less going on. I am still in Kent but a very different part of Kent. We had considered many things like not having a variety of shops, but we are still getting used to not running out of important things and taking a drive to the nearest town means planning to buy a few items just to make the journey worth it. Of course, this doesn’t count the driving around to explore, which is what we have been doing plenty of in our down time.
This signpost in the next town seems to show the crossroads I have reached. I was born in Hastings, lived in a London borough (albeit actually within the County of Kent), and now I am in Appledore. Lots of history here and abouts, I might even pop the odd snippet here on my blog from time to time as I make my own history!
We are not straight in the house by a long way but we are getting there. I am still dithering in particular about how to store all my craft things so they are accessible. I am not rushing things but it does mean it isn’t easy if I have to search through a variety of boxes for something. So far I have stuck to knitting the one baby blanket I had started just before we moved. I was going to make bunting for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee but I ran out of time so put up some I already had (a lovely gift a few years ago from my sister in law).
We’ve been going for little strolls in the village, towards the canal or over the fields. We’ve popped into the little tea room too – well, why not? – it might be a few doors down from where we live but you can watch the world go by and say a little hello to friendly neighbours too. There is a long way to go before I feel completely settled. At first I thought things were just too different but maybe I am starting to find my feet a bit. Glorious sunny weather helps it feel a little like being on holiday and we haven’t tackled any projects within the house yet!
Yesterday we even popped to the beach for a picnic tea after hubby finished work. I think inspiration could be on the cusp, just need to get a bit more organised before I knuckle down to something other than relaxing. Love to read what others have been thinking about or actually getting up to. Some days the days here are long and seem slow and then the day is over and I can hardly remember what I’ve been up to. Other days just whizz by!