Monday, June 23, 2014

More on moving...

Seems as if this is something some of us are thinking about.... not easy though is it ?
We've been "thinking about it" for a few years now but decided that THIS was to be the year...  We are half way through the year now and haven't done more than look at a few places, then rush home to enjoy what we've got here, make a strong cup of tea and shudder at the thought of having close neighbours, street lights and noise to deal with... We don't seem to be looking for the same thing either which makes it interesting (!) We have seen a couple of new homes with all the whistles and bells, very "minimalistic" and tidy but not cosy or settled, no garden to speak of and nowhere for a "shed" for himself to hide in... we have also seen two older homes which appealed more to me, but himself doesn't like the fact that there may be upkeep issues and maintenance to worry about... Hey ho....It's mid-winter here and we have had weeks of very wet weather so that hasn't helped our outlook.....  Think we might leave it now until Sept time when things come back to life and we all have more energy..   So pleased for you Bee, can't think of anything nicer than to be settled with compatible family while still retaining your own independence..   We have two daughters, one lives between Scotland and Hong Kong, so that's not an option, the other lives in Auckland...near the top of the North Island (we are half way down the South Island..)  They may not be there forever, so it would be foolish to move there, we have thirty years worth of very good friends here, so are reluctant to move away.

Rosey, I looked up the Gudrun Sjoden web site and was amused to read.."colourful clothes for colourful women "  ....need I say more ??

Haven't been very creative lately..We have an army of ladies at church who knit "peggy squares" all through the year. These are colourful knitted squares about 8 inches by 8 inches.  These are then joined together to make warm blankets which then get sent over to central Europe orphanages (under the umbrella of Doctors without Borders)  I've been joining them together.... a nice mindless task for mid winter !  Fun too,  and not without challenge !

We are booked to go to Auckland this weekend to have a few days . Unfortunately, a close friend of the DH died yesterday, so will not be coming.  I need to go, we haven't been up to see the family since early March, and there's lots of things we need to talk through..

Heavy frost here (for us !! -2deg !) this morning. but we will have a clear sunny day out of it.  So much nicer than the wet days we've had recently. We had a years worth of rain in three days a couple of weeks ago...little wonder there was flooding everywhere and that we sprung a leak or two in the house !


P.S.   Thanks to the "regulars" who have kept the BB going.  :)


At June 24, 2014 at 10:18 AM , Blogger RoseyP said...

Marion, I think we've had this discussion there something about the Scottish descendant's natures that they never want to part with anything. I'm never sure the garbage is going to get to the end of the laneway when I throw stuff out that won't find it's way back into the basement somehow. Bee has the best of both worlds, she's downsized and living near family, who will keep an eye on things for her...sit in her leather chair and fight with Gus for ownership.

At June 24, 2014 at 4:08 PM , Blogger Marion in NZ. said...

Too true Rosey ! One step forward and two back here I'm afraid ! We saw a house yesterday but...oh dear no ....couldn't live there !!!

Marion .

At June 24, 2014 at 8:04 PM , Blogger Sara in Florida said...

Marion- don't push it. Wait till warm weather when the whole world looks brighter.
DH is usually the night owl here, but he had a headache and already asleep (9pm our time).
Sara in Fla. where it's so humid.

At June 25, 2014 at 5:25 AM , Blogger Marion in NZ. said...

Hi Sara, yes, I would rather wait until the Spring but several agents have got wind of the fact that we are "looking", and keep ringing to say tthat they think they have "just what we are looking for " ....yeah right....!!

At June 25, 2014 at 3:54 PM , Blogger Sara in Florida said...

When you say you are "booked " to go to Auckland, do you fly? or drive & take ferry ride? Sorry my geography isn't that great. Could Google it I guess.
Sara in Fla.


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