Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Blogging update

Nothing is simple in the Withenay household. Our lives are moving on at such a pace, so I thought I'd give you a quick update on a number of matters.

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!

8 comments:

The Dotterel said...

Golly - hope you've got a big plate! (You've got plenty on it for the next few weeks...) Hope it all goes well.

Catharine Withenay said...

I know.... !!

Philip Sington said...

Many thanks for the review, which I came across while randomly blog browsing.
Good luck with the site and the writing!
Philip
http://thiswriterstale.blogspot.com/

Maternal Tales said...

As if you haven't got enough on your plate!! Good luck with all your endeavours. I'll be glued x

Troy said...

Congratulations on exchanging contracts - that's got you passed the most difficult hurdle in the process from my many house purchase experiences. So now its spend, spend, spend!

Catharine Withenay said...

Philip - thank you for calling by. I did thoroughly enjoy the book, and I see now that you have another out. I'll add it to the list...

MT - thanks. I have a plan for answering your meme, but (as with so much) it is low on a list of priorities for now - please forgive me.

Troy - that is my feeling too: the exchange was a big relief. Just so long as the mortgage company stump up next week it should be plain sailing (famous last words). But the spending? That is under way, maxing out the visa card already. And all I'll have to show is a bunch of white goods: it's hardly exciting!

Working mum said...

Congratulations on the house purchase (we'll be neighbours by half term!) and hope your son's appeal goes through alright, but please, please, please don't add to the army of 4x4's here in South Manchester!! :)

Catharine Withenay said...

Working Mum - no chance of a 4x4. Lucky if it is a bucket with wheels.

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