19.7.16

Another moving day


Last night pizza! The day finally arrived when Joe had completed the course that he has been studying for the last two years. Since we first met, we knew that this day would come, but in the meantime, there has been a constant back and forth between my place, in Shropshire and his place, in Lancashire.


Considering that neither of us drive or has any money to speak of,  it has been a bit of a palaver over the last 19 months and yet we somehow managed to spend about two thirds of our time together. Because we needed to. But we have longed for it all to be done and to start our new life. So having passed his course,  things were put in motion for him to vacate his flat and move into the cottage.

 

We had the best kind of 'man and van', who was helpful, friendly and businesslike. In less than twenty minutes we were loaded up at Joe's end and on the road.

 

Then it it was goodbye to Preston and everything there. Heading home to the Midlands,  passing the wind turbines of Cheshire.
 

 Taking a brief foray into Wales and then back into England - hello Shropshire!

 

Off the main roads and heading down the familiar bumpy lanes leading home. 

Almost there, and the Wrekin in the distance. Right at the back, poking it's head in the clouds.


The cottage being on a small and busy country road meant that parking was a problem, as it was when Andy and I moved in. So yet again I called on Brian and Jean next door, who moved a car so that we could park up their drive and not get clunked by a tractor.


We unloaded and then began the little procession of humping it all up the lane. Joe and I and the van driver and Brian, of course.


Dumping it in the front yard.


Thankfully there wasn't too much and it was soon inside, if in a considerable muddle. We are now in the process of sorting it all out. But the most important thing is that things are settling down now and our adventure begins.



20 comments:

mereth said...

I'm so glad for you both!It's so inconvenient having to live apart, now all the thought and planning and travelling time and missing each other energy can be channeled into something more creative. Good luck to both of you...

Sheila Stokoe said...

The greatest of luck in your new life, together properly at last! You deserve to be happy again. I love reading your blog and seeing how you cope so well with all the rubbish life has thrown at you. May you both be very happy.

Mac n' Janet said...

How exciting for you and Joe, good luck and much happiness to you both.

Frances said...

Dear Gretel and Joe, it's grand to learn that you all are now truly under the same roof...and in a beautiful location, too.

Gretel, very belated Happy Birthday Wishes to you! I do promise to be back in touch soom.

Joe, huge congratulations on completion of that course! Bravo...come on now, do take a bow.

xo

Caroline B said...

I'm so happy for you! x

Yarrow said...

I'm so happy for you Gretel. Love and hugs to you.xxx

Lynda (Granny K) said...

Wishing you both much happiness, also congratulations to Joe on completing his course. Enjoy that lovely peaceful greenery in Shropshire!

rossichka said...

Oh, you must be both in seventh heaven now! I wish you many happy moments to share in the cottage and in beautiful and peaceful Shropshire. Be happy, Gretel!

Vintage Jane said...

Well done to Joe on completing his course and very happy for you both that you can now settle down together properly. M x

Shrimpton and Perfect said...

Happy Days Gretel, you'll soon have it all sorted out.

Jean

Deb said...

You can live with muddle but you can't live without your loved one. Me and Himself took 6 years to get to this stage because our jobs kept us apart. It's so nice to read about your new chapter :)

Twiglet said...

Best of luck to you both - you will soon sort out the boxes and then enjoy a happy life together.x Jo

Angela Lambert said...

Lovely news.God speed.

Puddock said...

Wonderful! All happiness to you both in the great adventure :)

Nancy said...

Yay! I'm so delighted for you both! What a great new adventure to start. You deserve to be happy with all the notes, posts and cute little critters you share. I haven't written in awhile but I still keep checking on you. I was cleaning the other day and found many of the postcards and little notes you sent with my purchases and they still are warm and friendly.

Have fun!

Lin said...

Hooray! I love adventures.

Someday...I want to come visit you in Shropshire. It just seems....so...uh...lovely there.

wishing you both the very best. Seems like good times are ahead!

julie said...

Fantastic news Gretel. It's been lovely to pop by at long last and catch up a little with your news, and what happy news it is x

Jeri Landers said...

Gretel, So happy for you and Joe, together at last in your cottage. I had no idea he lived so far from you. Wishing you a contented life!

the woolly dog said...

At last... after all the turmoil of the last few years it's time for a new life, I wish you and Joe all the happiness you deserve, lots of love. xxx

Granny Sue said...

Exciting times! I hope, maybe, we can see you when we come to England in September. That would be so lovely :)