Hello Everyone.........I'm Back!

The last time I saw you all was the 7th September. It's been a difficult 3 months since then for all kinds of reasons. We moved house and I totally underestimated the magnitude of this move. After 18 years of running a B&B and Holiday Cottage we moved to a much smaller house. I do like the house but it's taking me a while to adjust. We had no phone or internet for 5 weeks after we moved in, which didn't help. When we were eventually connected the interenet speed was so slow I couldn't upload anything. I got very disheartened and although I have continued to take photos my heart wasn't in it. Anyhow, this morning we finally got our superfast broadband and everything is working!! Here I am!!

It's so good to be back, I can't begin to tell you how I've missed you all.

I have a lot of catching up to do both looking at your pictures and finding out what you've all been up to, and uploading mine. I'm so looking forward to it. I do have photos of the new house and the new garden, and the birds in the new garden, which I will upload gradually.

Life is good again and I feel happy.

The photo is of a poinsettia which some friends who came to visit this weekend gave us.
Welcome back Sue, I've been wondering how you were getting on in the new house :)
posted December 4th, 2017  
@merrelyn Thank you Merrelyn, it's lovely to be back.
posted December 4th, 2017  
xbm
Welcome back! We al missed you.
posted December 4th, 2017  
xbm
...all.... damn PC
posted December 4th, 2017  
@g3xbm Thanks Rog. I'm looking forward to catching up.
posted December 4th, 2017  
Welcome back! It is nice that the move is behind you now ...I look forward to seeing pics of your new home and yard!
posted December 4th, 2017  
So good to see you back with us ! and glad that you have ironed out the niggly problems and all is hunk-a-dory by now -- Enjoy your new home and life !! I was starting to wonder if you would come back -- and here you are just in time for Christmas !
posted December 4th, 2017  
So pleased you have returned to the fold, Sue. I’m sure you’ll adapt to your new home soon. Remember, you have lived in “normal” sized houses before and been quite happy. I bet the grandkids will love it.
posted December 4th, 2017  
@dsp2 Thank you Dinah. I’m slowly getting my life back on track.
posted December 4th, 2017  
So glad you are back! My very good friend Pam Knowler @|pamknowler bought me a poinsettia last year when I was recovering from my operation and I still have it. It is in the conservatory and the leaves are now beginning to turn red again. I wonder how they know when it's time! Fav for this lovely capture.
posted December 4th, 2017  
@beryl Thank you Beryl. Living without 365 was the worst part of moving, caused by laptop and internet problems. Both seem to be working well now.
posted December 4th, 2017  
@foxes37 Thanks Lis, it is good to be back. I am enjoying living in a ‘normal’ size house, especially now that we’re getting our stuff sorted.
posted December 4th, 2017  
@rosiekind Thank you Rosie. We couldn’t keep poinsettias in our old house, they always died within days of buying them. Everything about this new house is different so I’m hoping for success with this one.
posted December 4th, 2017  
welcome back.! life takes some adjusting at times. x
posted December 4th, 2017  
Welcome back.
posted December 4th, 2017  
Lovely plant...
posted December 4th, 2017  
bep
So good to see you back. Enjoy your new home; I'm looking forward to photos of your new home.
posted December 4th, 2017  
Welcome back Sue, I did wonder where you had disappeared to, but assumed you were consumed by the move! Glad things are looking up & nice bright picture to begin with .
posted December 4th, 2017  
Good to see you back Sue and to hear things are settling down again. A move is a great upheaval, we have done it 16 times during our RAF life and we had three international moves in a row. Our biggest move was to Australia though and I know how long it takes to feel settled again.

I hope you will be very happy in your new home and you are able to relax in retirement.
posted December 4th, 2017  
Welcome back!! Great shot!
posted December 5th, 2017  
@brennieb Thanks Brennnie, it takes longer than I’d remembered from the last time we moved.
posted December 5th, 2017  
@gillian1912 Thank you Gillian, it’s good to be back.
posted December 5th, 2017  
@daveymo Thank you Dave, I just hope I can keep it alive.
posted December 5th, 2017  
@gijsje Thank you Bep. I did manage to take some photos of the house and garden from the beginning.
posted December 5th, 2017  
@carole_sandford Thank you Carole. You’ve definitely hit the nail on the head. The move has certainly been all consuming and the internet and laptop problems made everything so much worse. It’s good to be back.
posted December 5th, 2017  
@onewing Thank you Babs. I can’t imagine moving all those times. I can’t function properly when everything is disorganised but I can now see the light at the end of the tunnel.
posted December 5th, 2017  
@kwind Thank you Kim, it’s good to be back.
posted December 5th, 2017  
Welcome back, you've been missed. Psychiatrists say moving house could be the most stressful thing to do and something I don't want to think about with a big house for me and my wife. Beautiful Christmasy photo to celebrate your coming back.
posted December 5th, 2017  
Welcome back, Sue, a very lovely shot ...can't believe Christmas is so close...
posted December 5th, 2017  
Welcome back Sue..... you have been missed.
Glad you have now settled ok into your new house. I'm sure after your lovely grandchildren have stayed for a few times it will feel more like home !
posted December 5th, 2017  
oh welcome back!!!!!!!!! really look forward to seeing lots of you here again :)
posted December 5th, 2017  
Sounds like a very stressful time for you but glad you've started to settle in and are feeling happier now. It can be very traumatic moving house, especially if you've been settled and happy somewhere for quite a while.
posted December 7th, 2017  
@sangwann Thank you Dione, it good to be back.
posted December 7th, 2017  
@happysnaps Thank you Valerie. I’ve missed you all.
posted December 7th, 2017  
@koalagardens @nickspicsnz Thank you both, you’re very kind. It has been a busy, stressful time. The worst part was not doing 365 and I did get quite depressed. I think only another true 365 er (and my husband!) can understand those withdrawal symptoms. I can’t function when everything is disorganised and nothing is in the right place and our internet and my laptop problems didn’t help. Things are getting much better and we can see the light at the end of the tunnel. I’m starting to love the new house and although the garden is much smaller we have great plans for it. Kilsby was a big old house and a constant worry, This one is a new build and everything is guaranteed 🙂. We’ll have lots more time to do things together now that the house and garden won’t be taking up all of our time. The weather is much better here in Herefordshire. That’s a bonus! I have taken photos over the last 3 months ( has it really been that long?) and I’ll post them a few at a time. There was always a photo opportunity at Kilsby, whatever the weather or time of year. I miss that.
posted December 7th, 2017  
Welcome back Sue, I'm glad your all settled in your new house and it now feels more like a home - as for me I love moving! (but than my husband always said I had itchy feet)! 😃
posted December 8th, 2017  
@bigmxx Thank you Michelle, you’re very kind. We are beginning to feel more settled now. I didn’t mind moving so much, in fact I found it exciting. I just hated being disorganised and not knowing where anything was and the problems with the internet and phone made everything so much worse. All is now good again 😊
posted December 18th, 2017  
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