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It’s April…the middle of April in fact, which means that it’s been over two months since my last blog entry. Shocking… In those two months lots has happened, photos have been taken and time has just sped by so quickly. Is that a symptom of getting older? I feel like it was years since we were on holiday in the USA, when in reality it’s only six months…

So what’s happening…well…we decided to move house! It wasn’t something we ever thought we would be doing this year or maybe even next year, but we started viewing houses just to ‘see’ and the third house was just perfect. I think it’s safe to write about now because we are far far down the line with paperwork, searches, mortgage applications and transfer deeds e.t.c but you just never know what might happen. So fingers crossed… The house we are moving to is only ten minutes away from where we are now, but a different side of town heading towards the village that I grew up in. It’s bigger…four bedrooms, more space and just in the best condition to move into which is good when things are so hectic in other areas of our lives!

I’m halfway through my first year as a Social Work Student, courtesy of my employer who is footing the bill… That has been a challenge in itself, getting back into essay writing, balancing deadlines, going to tutorials…but it’s fun and I love being back on the education scene. We’ve already done a Wedding this year (sneak peak below) at a new location for us which was a great adventure, and we have a couple more lined up but we’re much quieter this year as I want to focus on the fun photography (and studying!)

So there we go…a few photos taken here and there, meadow trips, garden improvements….it still amazes me how in three years we’ve gone from a blank slate of a garden, a small patch of dirt…to an established amount of plants and shrubs. I think that’s one of the sadder things about moving, for us, although we’re moving upwards on the housing ladder, we’re not moving to a brand new house where we can decide how everything is going to be. Regardless though, we’ve done that once – don’t want to go back to the days of snagging and decorating cracks again!

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“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.”
― Charles M. Schulz

Easter Monday started off with weather that should have been delivered yesterday! Brilliant sunshine, warmth and lots of vibrant colours. We spent an hour or so of it wandering on the Meadow whilst my Dad cleared some of the storm debris (from earlier in the year) from the lakes (along with a bit of help from Becky and Chris…)


Buddy had his first encounter with a Swan who was guarding a nest fairly near to where the work was being carried out. Buddy decided it was a good idea to paddle in the water, at which point the Swan decided to show an interest in him and it ended with a narrow escape. It involved us shouting at Buddy to get out the water and Buddy deciding whether the Swan wanted to play with him or not. Luckily, all ended nicely for everyone but it was a close call!



The annual leave week is over and it’s back to work tomorrow, plus a few other things that should be happening this week which I can probably reveal once they reveal themselves! There is lots of Essay writing to be done to finish the last few months of university so it’ll be back to less ‘wordy’ blogs, a few photos here and there and heads down until exam day for me!



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