The final days…

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This moving lark is hard work. Physically, it’s tiring but emotionally, I’m starting to wobble.

Last week I mixed box packing with visiting friends and family and though it was sad knowing I wouldn’t see my tribal sisters and loved ones so regularly, it didn’t feel like ‘goodbye’ but ‘see you later’.

This week, as the final boxes came down from the loft, I was confronted by a life time of memories.

We keep treasure boxes in our house. We each have a box in which to keep our memories in which we can drop a concert ticket, special stone or photo. Resurrecting my boxes and repacking them for safe storage in a barn took me back….first baby outfits and shoes, letters, photos, Mother’s Day cards and little notes have emerged having sat for fourteen years below the roof.

As I repack them, I’m looking to the future….when will these treasures emerge again?

But I’m not alone on this adventure. My partner Mike and I have taken time to look back at the wonderful times we shared with the children and our friends and family in our little house…the birthday parties and Christmas celebrations, the addition of kittens and the loss of beloved old cats, achievements made and lots and lots of fun.

So here is a small selection of the past fourteen years and we hope some of you remember these occasions, people and animals as fondly as we do………………..

 

 

 

 

 

Our beloved Ronnie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

….and Merlin, now together chasing butterflies in the Summerlands.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jaz’ first dance show.

 

 

 

 

 

 

On the beach at Borth, Wales

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mothering Sunday Walk at Warley Place

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Mum and Dad in their garden in the sunshine

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fancy dress birthday party

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Belly dance

 

 

 

 

 

 

My first ever bellydance class celebrating at our Christmas Hafla.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas….

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Dad singing

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy days with Tribal Unity

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy camping…..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…more happy camping….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

….and more……

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…and more!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Swanwick Writer’s Summer School….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…and again!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Destiny of Angels arrives in paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

…and finally, Penlon Capel Isaf……..our soon to be new home in Wales.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This will be my final post until after we move but please pop back to read more on  ‘living in a tent with three cats’ .

 

 

 

 

 

 

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