The End of an Era

This is where I’ve written 90% of my blog posts and other reviews over the last five and three-quarter years*:

A hand-me-down 17-year-old PC. No Internet connection. Hot drink. Glass of water. Stack of books. Music on. Generally, a cat on the top of the sofa behind me.

Tomorrow is moving day. I’ll say farewell to this place through the titles of some books I’m reading at the moment. We haven’t been here that long in the grand scheme of things, yet it’s the longest either of us has lived anywhere since our childhood homes. And even though we’re only moving around the corner, so we get to keep all our activities and acquaintances, it still feels like a wrench, mostly because of leaving our canalside garden, given our Devotion to our very own Empire of Wild. It’s a time of Transitions. The new house has yet to feel like a true Haven, but we’ll get there. We’re still Fledgling homeowners, but we’re looking forward to this Newbury Encore!

*I completely forgot that it was my seventh blog anniversary on 8 March! It’s unlike me to overlook something like that. I can only put it down to house-buying stress.

19 responses

  1. A computer that still works after thst length of time is miraculous. Enjoy your new home, moving is a stress laden experience ce but once you are ensconced you can relax a little

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  2. Good luck with the move, hope you settle down quickly and happily in the new place!

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  3. Best of luck with the move, and look forward to seeing your new reviewing nook!

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  4. Bonne chance, pob lwc and all that, plus felicitations! Look forward to seeing you on the other side. 🙂

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  5. I hope moving day goes smoothly 🙂

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  6. I look forward to seeing your writing space in your new house. Good luck and enjoy!

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  7. Theresa Wyatt | Reply

    Hi Rebecca! Very excited to learn about your new home! Congrats, I do understand “the process” is stressful. Here’s to many many more years of feeling “at home” when the new one becomes the haven, the oasis, the bountiful future…my warm best to you & yours.

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  8. Good luck with the move, Rebecca. Stressful but also exciting!

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  9. Happy blog anniversary and good luck with the move!

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  10. Moving is such a challenge, physically and emotionally! I was all out of sorts for months after we bought our house (14 years ago!!) Best of luck to you!

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  11. Best of luck with the move Rebecca, you’ll have to let us see your new blogging spot!

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  12. I hope your new place comes with an internet connection! 17 years of blogging! Congratulations! I hope you love your new home!

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  13. Congratulations and hurrah! Don’t rush yourself into trying to feel “at home” in the new place; it’ll come. Good luck for moving day!

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  14. Happy blogoversary and bon voyage for Moving Day. Look forward to seeing a pic of the new book nook/blog spot, but take your time. No rush. We’ll all be here, waiting for you once you’ve got the dust out of your feathers and settled into the new home. At one point, I lived in 32 different abodes during a period of 27 years – no, I wasn’t running from my creditors ; during part of that period I worked in the furniture removal business and moving was super-easy. I’ve lived in my current home for 17 years, longest ever in one place, and no, I’m not itching to move.

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  15. Bleated blog anniversary! And all the very best with the move!

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  16. Hope all went well with the move. I’ve done it recently so I know what you are going through!

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  17. Congratulations on the move! I admit the title of this post in my inbox scared me–I thought you were done writing–eek! And I am super impressed by the no-internet computer.

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  18. Thanks for the well wishes, everyone. We had lots of help from neighbours on moving day, which made it not just manageable but even jolly!

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  19. I love this post. What a nice little nook you’ve been working from. But I’m sure you’ll find an even nicer one in your new home! Woohoo!!

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