Thursday, 22 July 2010

Did someone mention moving house?

Well, aren't you all just wonderful! Thank-you so much for all your comments, messages and emails. What a privilege it is to be part of such a supportive global community and how kind of you all to offer so much care and wisdom.
Now, just to put your minds at rest a bit... Have I been slaving away over packing cases? Oh no. There has been cake!
Grandma had her bi-annual Open Garden Day fundraiser so we baked, and iced and baked some more! Grandma made pretty pink fudge...
 and zingy green Turkish Delight
My oh my there were treats galore to take my mind off of those packing cases! 
Back home there was the 'View from here' to distract me. I have been recording this view nearly every month for over two years now. The recording of it serves little purpose other than to amuse me, but that's enough! Over the last 13 years I have wasted hours looking at this view from the kitschen window. Recording it makes me notice what could be taken for granted.
And the packing? Well, four wonderful men turned up today and, as if by magic, within hours anything that did not move was popped into a box! The beautiful boy was still asleep when the packers arrived and I did find myself checking he hadn't been popped into a big box too!
Books vanished from shelves....
Furniture and textiles were swept away....
Everything started to look a lot less like home.....
And the kitschen? Well the china was gone in no time leaving just the English Rose in all it's glory.....
We have one more sleep and then early in the morning the men will be back with their lorries to take us to our new home. A much smaller cottage, one ready for builders and therefore not one for all our boxes which will need to be safely stored until we are ready for them. So, we have a camp kitchen packed for the long summer break....
Bye bye old house.... we have been very lucky to live here and we know the new owners will be happy here.
I shall have no Broadband for a while and so there will be a pause before I show you where we're going.....I'll be back as soon as I can!
Now, did someone mention cakes?
Have one whilst I'm gone. It's the least I can do! t.x

35 comments:

Linda Gilbert said...

I am so glad I have "met" you at such a challenging time in your life. I know I shall pop in to catch up as you take the next steps along lifes long and windy road
Kindest Regards Linda
P.S The swirly white one for me please -- now would be nice as I have just been brought a cup of tea by the Sporty One!

silverpebble said...

Thinking of you and hoping it goes well. I'm am dying to see pictures of your new nest x

Butterfly said...

Sorry to hear about the sad news. Incredible things happened in the last chapter including your gorgeous boy. Just think what's in store for someone as lovely, warm, happy & creative as you. I can't wait to see the most incredible cottage unfolding in this blog and lots more fun, smiles and cupcakes in the next adventure. Good luck with the move xxx Claire

Gorgeous Things said...

Blimey - didn't realise you were moving so soon! I hope you aren't away for too long - I'm looking forward to seeing your new home and hear how this new chapter in your life develops. There'll be lots of opportunities for you to use your great home making talents. Good luck!

VintageVicki said...

Good luck with your move xxxx

KC'sCourt! said...

Good luck, lots of virtual hugs and love to you and your beautiful boy in your next home.
Julie xxxxxx
PS a piece of Green Turkish Delight please.......

KC'sCourt! said...

Good luck, lots of virtual hugs and love to you and your beautiful boy in your next home.
Julie xxxxxx
PS a piece of Green Turkish Delight please.......

cupcakejojo said...

Goodness me, reading this and seeing the pictures brought a lump to my throat & a brick to my tummy.........I can so remember the same scenes 28 years ago when I was an only child watching my parents divide up, pack up & go separate ways. What a brave, touching post. Wishing you & your son lots of new happy memories in your new home :o)

Jo x

Claire@AreWeNearlyThereYet said...

Oh hun, how exciting! Here's hoping everything runs smoothly and you have wonderful new adventures in your new abode. xxx

julia said...

I look forward to seeing what you do with your new space. I'm sure it will be charming.

Frances said...

Continued good wishes to you on your move.

What is pink fudge? When time permits, I would love to have the answer.

The cake looks very tempting.

The various views look like views that I'd want to take along in my memories.

Having professional movers take care of moving is a very wise idea. Cheers.

Sal said...

All the very best over the coming weeks,Teena!
Looking forward to seeing your new home and what you do with it! Big hugs to you and your boy .
;-) xxx

Menopausal musing said...

Yum! Pink fudge and spider cakes! All the very best of wishes flying through the ether to you. :O)

Victoria Plum said...

Good luck with the move ... can I have some of the pink fudge please? :)

OhSoVintage said...

Just now look forward not back. A new chapter in your life is beginning and it will be exciting. Looking forward to seeing your new home. Good luck!
Ruth x

Stephanie said...

I have been following your blog for some time now.... I love seeing the fabulous pictures you are posting....
I wish you all the best in your new cottage... Sometimes we have to go through "painful" phases before welcomeing fabulous ones! Take care.

The Curious Cat said...

Are you sad? Or excited? I need to catch up because I didn't realise you were moving! Those cakes look so cute and colourful and divine! xxx

The domestic novice said...

Wishing you every bit of luck. Looking forward to seeing you settled in your new cottage with the beautiful boy!

Dorothy Sims-Crumpet said...

It would break my heart to leave that kitchen but I'm sure you will meet the challenges with grace and heart. Good luck and have fun creating your new nest.

Mummy Boo Bear said...

I really cant decide which cake to have. i am so full up with all that in take of lovely colour!

Hope the move and renovations go as smoothly as these things can. Here is to the next chapter in your life. I look forward to seeing your new home and a new chapter evolving.

Take care.


MBB x

Floss said...

Blessings for you in your new home. It will be so good to hear from you when you have time and inclination to blog, but you know that we'll still be thinking of you when you haven't, too.

Suzy said...

I am a fairly new follower and your last post really touched me. I hope your move goes well and I am looking forward to seeing your new cottage!
P.S. All those cakes would do me fine! xxx

Kristy said...

I am pretty certain there has been plenty of heartache in the Kitschen Pink household but the thought of sharing your new adventure makes me smile.I hope and pray that everything goes well for you and that you get to enjoy the little things from your new perspective.

Emma Kate said...

Good luck with your New Home. It is always a struggle at first but I am sure you are going to make it just as wonderful as this home. Lots of love to you and your family x

P.S Those cakes and treats are stunning, truly stunning!

Priscila said...

Your blog is amazing!
Kisses from Brazil.
Priscila

dosierosie said...

I do admire you and wish you all the best in your new home.
Gillx

Country Cottage Chic said...

The best of luck with your move T & see you on the other side!

Jayne

Lottie said...

Your new cottage sounds wonderful, and how exciting to have builders in to make it just how YOU want it. It will be just perfect once it is all finished and all YOURS - it's a great feeling I can assure you, and you soon forget the upheaval.

How wonderful to have 'men' in to do all the packing for you - brilliant.

Wishing you every happiness in your new home

Anonymous said...

I really enjoy your blog and just wanted to send you my very best wishes. Abi xxxxxxxxx

Debbie said...

What a wonderful attitude you have! Bravo to you. Gosh I am kind of excited for you and your son! A new adventure...and with your positive attitude and your flair for decorating and creating, wherever you end up will be gorgeous! Gosh those cupcakes are beautiful! I wish the heck I wasn't on this darned diet....I just posted about Whoopie pies which i love....do you have them there? Good luck to you and the boy...I have been praying for you both.

Lyn said...

Good luck in your next chapter. It is sad to leave a house but as one door closes...
love
Lyn
xxx

Anonymous said...

Have only met you once at the Pick and Mix fair in Holt May 29th.My mum bought me the floral teapot as it was my birthday that day.It has had a Bizzy Lizzy in it since then.I wish you all the best in your move and for the months ahead as you make your new home yours.We are also packing up our home here in Harrogate as we move to Holt in August.So exciting.By the next Pick and Mix in November we shall both be re-settled. Good Luck.
Geraldine

A Thrifty Mrs said...

Good luck lovely lady, good luck.
I hope the move goes smoothly and we hear from you soon.

Thinking of you.

My laptop has been playing up so haven't been able to reply but I have a new one now so email me when you're back in the C21st.

x

moving company said...

Wow. Those cakes are looking yummy. Congrats for your move and your new house. Its looking that you have hired a professional for the move. This is the best choice as it will relief one with the stressful and hectic process.

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