We’ve moved this summer from bustling, rushing, social London to slower paced, quiet, green Village life. Until we left London I didn’t realize how much of a difference it would be. Of course I knew it would be different, I’ve lived in the countryside for most of my life in the States, I just hadn’t planned on the vast amount of difference! And I FINALLY HAVE A GARDEN!!
I am slowly getting used to waving and saying hello to your neighbors instead of passing on the stairs and nodding with minimal eye contact and a possible “lo” just in case. You don’t want people to think you are unfriendly but you must not intrude into personal lives unless specifically invited. I am notoriously terrible at remembering names but I am making a concerted effort out here! Before we moved in, one set of neighbors knew from another set of neighbors that we were musicians! I know to some it sounds like a nightmare but I am loving every second of it! Give me all the community you’ve got!!
Settling into the community has been smooth and quick, settling into the cottage is… otherwise? I’ve only ever moved one room full of stuff. Granted, one of those times was over an ocean, but I managed quite well. Moving a flat full of stuff belonging to two people who both work from home and require copious amounts of space for equipment, sheet music, craft supplies, etc. is a whole ‘nother THANG!!! Woo!! I cannot imagine the strength of constitution of the folks who do this sort of thing with small children around!
That being said, things are getting sorted and stashed away, slowly but surely. I even managed to wrangle the 2nd bedroom as a craft room until which time it shall be needed for a baby room. Then baby and I will share 😊. Here is a photo of my craft space so far, still some shelves to install and things to hang but it works! Also, a photo of the edge of my village... I mean, come on people!!
Anyway, I wish for you all a beautiful Autumn and ever changing seasons bringing new and exciting chapters.
Love Y’all, you got this. <3