Blog suspended until….

I shall not be updating the blog until BT install Braodband and a phone line in our house later in the month and until we have opened sufficient boxes to be able to get into all the rooms. Life is rather chaotic.

Meanwhile I hope everyone will enjoy the rest of the summer.

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  1. Linda Pennell
    Posted July 17, 2016 at 6:38 pm | Permalink

    Very best wishes to you both. As someone who moved and downsized two years ago I can say it does get better!

    • Mary Addison
      Posted August 4, 2016 at 3:41 pm | Permalink

      I needed to hear that. We are ok at the moment but have had to rent storage space here as well as storage space in Oxford which a kind farmer has let us use for the time being. Still much refining to be done.

  2. Posted July 17, 2016 at 9:41 pm | Permalink

    Hope all your unpacking and settling in goes smoothly. X

    • Mary Addison
      Posted August 4, 2016 at 3:38 pm | Permalink

      Thank you Penny – it has all gone pretty well, although that does depend at what point in our settling in I chose to consider the matter. We have highs … and we have lesser highs – the lows (apart from BT) have by and large passed, thank goodness.

  3. Lydia
    Posted July 18, 2016 at 1:21 am | Permalink

    Out of chaos will come something new and wonderful. Sending my best to you both. Lydia

    • Mary Addison
      Posted August 4, 2016 at 3:35 pm | Permalink

      Although of course, Lydia, one can’t always see that when you can’t remember what clever little places one put the keys in, or that important letter, or useful passwords… I dribble off at this point unable to pull cogent thoughts together…

  4. Posted July 18, 2016 at 12:53 pm | Permalink

    I hope the chaos becomes less chaotic soon!

    • Mary Addison
      Posted August 4, 2016 at 3:30 pm | Permalink

      So do we – there’s a definite improvement but smooth sailing still elusive.

  5. Posted July 18, 2016 at 3:50 pm | Permalink

    Wishing you all the best in this next part of your new adventure!

    • Mary Addison
      Posted August 4, 2016 at 3:29 pm | Permalink

      Thank you Katie – good wishes are a great support.

  6. Jane fron Dorset
    Posted July 20, 2016 at 1:20 pm | Permalink

    Good luck, new friends, exciting adventures and peace in your new home. We look forward to hearing all about it when you have landed.

    • Mary Addison
      Posted August 4, 2016 at 3:28 pm | Permalink

      Exhaustion high, but we’re hoping to relax over the next few weeks and work out our new life style. Thank you for standing by.

  7. Ros
    Posted July 22, 2016 at 10:05 am | Permalink

    I admit, I am childishly enjoying the typo in this post, but I do hope that you will have access to bog facilities at every stage during your move.

    • Mary Addison
      Posted August 4, 2016 at 3:21 pm | Permalink

      Couldn’t see the typo to save my life – until today.

  8. Posted July 25, 2016 at 4:34 am | Permalink

    Good luck! We’ll be here waiting for you to get back!

    • Mary Addison
      Posted August 4, 2016 at 3:26 pm | Permalink

      What a lovely thought! Thank you.

  9. Posted September 10, 2016 at 1:56 am | Permalink

    Miss your beautiful posts of stitching and bakIng and all ordinary life things. Hope you find the energy to post soon. Moving is such an all consuming endeavor.

    • Mary Addison
      Posted January 3, 2017 at 2:10 pm | Permalink

      Sorry not to have replied sooner to thank you for your kind thoughts. Hope to be posting more regularly from now on, especially after encouraging comments like yours.

  10. Ann
    Posted September 12, 2016 at 3:39 pm | Permalink

    Yes, I keep checking on your blog and here we are in mid September and there are still no posts. I miss it.

    • Mary Addison
      Posted January 3, 2017 at 2:12 pm | Permalink

      Thanks for your continued interest – hope to blog more regularly from now on.

  11. Max Edwards
    Posted September 13, 2016 at 9:53 am | Permalink

    I too miss your blog. I always looked forward to each new entry. Imagine my delight when finding it, not least because you may remember our meeting at Bridges in Monmouth. We were at many of David’s wonderful art talks and John’s history lectures. David may also remember our production of Voices .. poetry reading alongside art images. Happy days. Anyway I do hope that you’re beginning to settle and that the blog will soon return … what a red letter day that will be!

    • Mary Addison
      Posted January 3, 2017 at 2:21 pm | Permalink

      Gosh, how nice to hear from you, Max. Of course we remember you and the cultural life of Bridges. So kind of you to comment. Have you continued with Voices, it sounds such an excellent idea?
      I hope to get back into regular blogging from now on, but life will still be hectic so I may be erratic. It’s quite breathtaking to hear you look forward to its return with such enthusiasm. Thank you. Do keep in touch.

  12. Linda Pennell
    Posted September 22, 2016 at 2:48 pm | Permalink

    Well it now seems like autumn. Don’t you miss us just a little? Hope all is well and very best wishes.

    • Mary Addison
      Posted January 3, 2017 at 2:25 pm | Permalink

      Linda, life has been so full that I only realised how much I missed the blog when I actually got down to posting the Christmas card. Now I promise myself to carve out the time to make more regular posts. It has been so uplifting reading people’s comments. Thank you for nudging me in this direction.

  13. Lydia
    Posted September 28, 2016 at 2:18 pm | Permalink

    Hello Mary…. I was thinking of you today. Have you settled into your new life a little? I hope that life is treating you and your husband well and that perhaps you are finding the space in your day to pursue your oh so wonderful interests. Sending the very best of wishes from Over Here. Lydia

    • Mary Addison
      Posted January 3, 2017 at 2:28 pm | Permalink

      Not really settled and I can’t expect to be as daughter No 2 is expecting a baby at the end of April, which of course will just about coincide with them moving back to their own house! If I want to continue with embroidery I’m going to have to be steely self disciplined.

  14. connie kennedy
    Posted October 4, 2016 at 7:44 am | Permalink

    Hope all the boxes are unpacked and you have broadband by now. Looking forward to seeing some of your sewing when you have time.

    • Mary Addison
      Posted January 3, 2017 at 2:30 pm | Permalink

      Hope to get back to more regular blogging of altar frontal flowers I’ve recently finished. Glad to hear people are still interested – you do wonder sometimes…

  15. Posted October 11, 2016 at 4:14 am | Permalink

    Hoping to hear from you soon! Love your posts.

    • Mary Addison
      Posted January 3, 2017 at 2:31 pm | Permalink

      Thanks, Amara, it really helps to have comments like yours. Fingers crossed that the new year will see me getting back to regular blogging.

  16. Hilary
    Posted October 14, 2016 at 3:30 am | Permalink

    Hope everything is getting settled and that you’ll soon be back posting. I do miss your posts but I’m waiting patiently. Best wishes.

  17. Posted December 7, 2016 at 2:01 pm | Permalink

    Forza Mary, dacci un po’ di notizie prima di Natale (can you remember any Italian??)

    • Mary Addison
      Posted January 3, 2017 at 2:34 pm | Permalink

      Grazie tanto – or is it tante? So you see the answer is not much – although I could answer some University Challenge questions involving understanding Italian the other day!
      Hope all well – will order some of those longer fingerless gloves soon.

  18. Linda Pennell
    Posted December 10, 2016 at 10:10 am | Permalink

    Like your other correspondents, I do hope all is well with you. We are keen to hear about your new life and adventures. Very best wishes for Christmas and the New Year

    • Mary Addison
      Posted January 3, 2017 at 2:36 pm | Permalink

      New life very domestic at the moment – as in child rearing washing, cooking and picking things up, but am determined to get back to blogging from now on. Thanks for your encouragement.

  19. Posted December 20, 2016 at 8:45 pm | Permalink

    Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year as you move into and through a new time in your lives. Hoping along with the others that you will find a way to restart your blog.

    • Mary Addison
      Posted January 3, 2017 at 2:37 pm | Permalink

      Thank you Katie. Fired up by such lovely comments as yours I’m aiming to get back into blogging soon.

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