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If I could choose my memories, if I could keep any number of moments it would be the care free evenings of watching the sun go down and the colours of the rivers change. It would be seeing the reflection of a single swan, framed in a halo of golden sunlight as the last rays of Summer gracefully dip across the horizon. That’s the kind of thing I would store, for when the time comes that I can no longer find these moments for myself and can only rely on my photographic memory to conjour what I once witnessed for real.




 

“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.”
― Haruki Murakami

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Dear blog followers, it has been a while. My last post was in June and that was to share photos from a holiday in April! Well much has happened since June and once again there are many photographs to share. The biggest thing that happened is – WE MOVED! On the 19th July we left our first home together and embarked on a new journey into what we’re pretty sure is our forever home.



We moved into our first home three years ago, almost to the day that we moved out in fact! It was a beautiful little two bedroom house with a garden, brand new, with lots of delightful snags, but it was home. The house saw endless BBQ’s, film nights, tears, laughter and more. And yet…we don’t feel even a tiny bit nostalgic. We drove past at the weekend on our way to deliver some bits to a friend on the estate and we saw our house and…we felt odd. I felt like we left it months ago! Years ago even!



The new house is just beautiful – we are incredibly lucky. It was left in a stunning condition, all we needed to do was turn some of the back garden from patio into grass. Which has also now been done! We’ve been in just over a month and the boxes are unpacked, the pictures are hung and it feels like home. We have four beautiful bedrooms which we’ve turned into a Guest Room, Office and Hobby Room (as well as our own master bedroom), three bathrooms, a dining room, kitchen with a breakfast room attached, living room and tiny little garden room (also known as a porch!)



Maisy has settled well – she moved out to my parents pre-move for a few days and then came the day after we’d moved in. She’s getting used to wooden floors (we have rugs but not enough!) and not knowing where we are because there are more than three main rooms now! She was pleased when we had the grass put down and spent a few hours laying on it and sunning herself.





I also started a blog – just for book reviews. This was so that I could get my review profile on the map enough to be chosen to review books for NetGalley. And it worked! I now have the opportunity to review books for free, so far I have quite a pile ready to be read and many that I’ve already enjoyed. If you’re interested then head over to Tea Leaves and Reads.






So what has been going on in YOUR world? Any triumphs? How has Summer been? Has the weather been just as awful for you as it has been here…? We’ve not really had Summer and we’re moving into Autumn, which is beautiful but a bit too chilly for me these days! That ‘Back to school’ feeling is in the air, as I finish up my first year of University… more on that later…!

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