I have been absent from the blogosphere for several weeks recently and I apologise to my faithful followers for this.
The reasons have been many but at the top of the list is a decision I have made. I have decided to sell my house and then take several months to travel around Europe, and France in particular.
Why now one may ask – well I have always had “itchy feet”. This was pandered to by my husband and his moving around the world during the busy years making a name for himself and a life for us. When he died I spent several years between New Zealand and England where I had been born and raised; eventually deciding to settle down again here in NZ. But here on the other side of the world, we are so far away from everything and I am feeling that if I don’t do something about this restlessness now I never shall.
Then a few weeks ago I read a post from Kathryn McCulloch about major changes she and her partner Sara have made. Apart from selling their house and getting married in New York, they have embarked on a new life in Ecuador. How very brave is that! This, of course, set me thinking. Oh sure, they are younger than me and there are two of them, but so what.
So I determined to have an adventure of my own. I do have two special sisters, one in Los Angeles and one in London and of course, any odyssey will have to start with them. Added to that my sister in London has agreed to come to France if only for a few days while we/I decide where to spend the next few months. Isn’t that exciting. And I have a very good friend in Paris that I have been threatening to visit so Kay watch this space.
And yesterday, to add icing to this cake, I heard that another blogging buddy, Joss at Crowing Crone has put her house on the market and plans to travel to France in September. So I shall have the opportunity to meet with her and her husband IN REAL LIFE!
The excitement continues to mount.The house is on the market and the marketing has commenced. It will be tendered over two weeks with the first Open Home on Sunday. And if the other properties my Real Estate friend has sold over the past couple of months is anything to go by, it should sell easily.
Oh, and if you are wondering about the Beautiful Miss Bella – I have a very good friend who will adopt her for the time I am away. I fear though that I might not get her back.
So Europe here I come. I will attempt to be in the blogosphere more often now that the decision has been made.
“I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake.
The great affair is to move. ”
Robert Louis Stevenson, Scottish novelist, poet,
essayist and travel writer. 1850 – 1894