Moving on

Goodbye London, hello Hertfordshire! Yes, it’s official, we’ve signed the papers and over Easter we will be packing up and moving into our new home. I can’t quite believe it really. I don’t think it will really sink in until we are there and settled.

I’m excited but there’s a little part of me that’s nervous as well. I think that comes with any big change though, and I’m ready to embrace the change and make the most of it.

It will be the first time since my childhood that I’ve lived outside of a big city. Sure, London is less than half an hour away by train, but it won’t be my day-to-day surrounds any longer.

I don’t know anyone in the town we’re moving to so I’m going to have to make an effort to get to know people. Gah, not good at that. I’ll have to make an effort or I’ll be spending a lot of time coming back to London to see friends, or a lot of time blogging.

So big changes afoot. I’m spending every spare second making phone calls and organising the move, which isn’t leaving any time for this little corner of the blogosphere, sadly. To add to the chaos, Bird is away on a work trip for a week so I’m solo parenting. Honestly, hats off to single parents everywhere.

And on that note, I’ll have to leave you…picnic lkunch to be prepared, washing to get on, calls to make…lucky the sun is shining and making everything feel much less arduous!

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11 responses to “Moving on

  1. Good luck. Hertfordshire is so close to London so your city fix isn’t too far! Hertfordshire is a great county..what town? I was born in Barnet and my parents are still there its still got a tube stop but the postal address is Herts. I would have liked to have moved back there. We’re moving in 4 weeks from France back to the UK after 19 years!

    • Thank you. I’ve been reading about your upcoming move…is a much bigger move than mine πŸ™‚ Sounds like you are ready for it too though! Exciting times hey.

  2. What an exciting adventure you are about to start – moving out of the city and into a new area – you will be fine. Having kids is a great way of getting to know people. Enjoy the packing and remember to pack and ‘essential box’ with tea bags, kettle, biscuits, sugar and milk in. Just think of it as a wave that you are surfing (belly surfing if you want), ride the wave and enjoy the view! P.S can’t get that Ed Sheeran song out of my head!

  3. oh how exciting, a new start, may i ask why u decided to move out of london? i was in london last week, its so fast and busy. i moved from yorkshire to cornwall, it was a huge move leaving behind my then boyfriend and giving up college. that was before kids but it was a good choice, much nicer here. hope its a fun adventure for u all!

    • We decided we need more space and a garden of our own and we couldn’t afford it in an area we would want to be in in London. Also the rising cost of childcare was making it impossible for me to return to work, which I’ve started thinking about again. I would love to move to Cornwall. I haven’t been, it’s on the list, but it looks beautiful, and I love the sea so think I could quite happily live there. Might be a bit of a long commute for my husband though πŸ˜‰

      • london is very expensive! space to grow and play is always good. cornwall is beautiful but its apparently the poorest place in the country, no jobs here and high rents and house prices

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