Firstly, the move. We have exchanged contracts on a house: it will be ours next week and we'll move over half-term. It is very exciting and very scary. In addition, next week the appeal comes up for my son's school place, so there are a lot of fingers crossed - neither of us are sure what will happen if he fails to get in!
We are now on a shopping spree. We have rented for so long that we don't have some of the basics you need in a new house - fridge, freezer and washing machine being today's list. And none of this begins to cover the amount of work we need to do in the house to make it our family home: the blog will, no doubt, be overwhelmed by 'before and after' photos and tales of angst as the builders are let loose.
In a moment of extravagance I set up a couple of other blogs:
Withenay Words and Witterings is primarily for book related stuff. I have put a post up to review the book Zoia's Gold, by Philip Sington (which I thoroughly enjoyed!) ... and if I am brave enough in the future will post some of my own writing as well.
Withenay Wonders is for writing and thoughts about God and my faith. I've often thought about putting comments here, but it feels out of the character of the blog. So, occasionally, I shall write some of my thoughts on the Wonders blog.
The main blog will remain here - full of the usual updates on the family, the move, the new house, the travels we take and my attempts to get my book published. And in due course I'll tell you about us giving in to the norm and having a family car - all my green credentials gone in an instant!