Thursday, August 30, 2007

Move Update

Several of you have asked what's happening with the move......well DH is there and working. The temporary accommodation is in a building site and in a dry hotel! 'Nuff said there.

Here in Cornwall the slow process of closing up the house is taking place. It is slow because I am dragging my feet. Not because I don't want to go to Dubai but because I hate leaving Cornwall. It was been a wonderful summer despite periods of terrible weather and it is always sad when it comes to an end. The past few summers haven't had such an abrupt end. The garden furniture remained out until October half term. The wetsuits were not shoved to the far back of the cupboard. Now all these things must be done. Yesterday I cut the lavender back as the sun beat down on my back. I will not be here to harvest my apples and pears this year. However on the bright side I won't lose my tan!

Snowy is making hay while the sun shines or the moon that is. He refused to come in last night. I think he knows he'll be chasing lizards again soon rather than shrews. Snowy came to us when we lived in Dubai. He was a rescue cat! Yes, a Turkish Angora rescue cat. Only in Dubai. He'll be winging his way back to the lizards soon. Unfortunately he will have to be in kennels as we don't have a villa yet! But that is another story.

So my time in Cornwall is dwindling fast but I will be back for Christmas (with a tan) and hopefully a few roses will still be blooming :-)

15 comments:

Lane said...

Hi Liz
So Snowy is going back to his roots?!
It's always sad to leave somewhere, even if it is only temporary.
All the best with it
Lane x
You've reminded me...must attack rampant lavender today..

Flowerpot said...

How sad to be leaving Cornwall, but at least you're coming back at Christmas. Hope Snowy deals with his moving OK - my cat has been ill recently and is taking a long time to recover, spending most of the time hiding outside. Been very worrying! Good luck with the move though. Sorry we've missed each other.

liz fenwick said...

Lane yes the lavender has gone crazy this year but hopefully it will keep the moths at bay while I'm away!

flowerpot there's still time for a coffee! Hope your cat recovers soon. Snowy having spent the night out is desperate to get into someone's bed here but i keep him away from the kids until there all up as my two bear teenager need there sleep without him waking them up!!

Biddy said...

Awww going so soon... :-( Good luck with the move.
How long have you got left? And will we get a chance to see you before you go or will I have to wait untol Christmas?

Jen said...

There's a fabulous song called 'End of the Summer' by Dar Williams which your post reminded me of...

Lavender-lopping for me too, if the sun deign to come out to tan me as I toil.

X

liz fenwick said...

Biddy my days are numbered and all down here until the last. Will be back in London for RNA Winter Bash then taking DS2 to Dublin for 13th birthday. So we must plan some time then and of course pre-Christmas :-) How's the novel going?

Jen the sun has come here again so I hope your lavender is being cut back and you are tanning :-) Will try and check out the song!

Therese said...

I can understand feeling melancholy--but Dubai seems such an exciting place. It's wonderful that you'll have Cornwall to return to even if not as often as you'd want.

liz fenwick said...

Thanks Therese :-)

Caroline said...

This post has such a romantic feel to it. There is both sadness and joy. When do you leave?
x

Rebecca Burgess said...

Dubai, how exciting.

liz fenwick said...

Caroline we leave next week...just back from a walk with eldest ds. The feel of autum is in the air and his talk of starting gcse's and his concerns.......

Dubai is exciting and it's a great launch point for other fabulous locations. I'm looking forward to our weekend escapes to Oman ect. So the photos will look a bit different Rebecca :-)

NoviceNovelist said...

Enjoy the rest of your Cornwall summer days for 2007 Liz - The autumnal nip is in the air here on the south coast too - I'm still pinning for the summer we didn't really get! I cling to hope that it may still arrive!

liz fenwick said...

Maybe it will be a brilliant Indian Summer????

Julie Cohen said...

Wouldn't an indian summer be nice.

We'll miss you here.

liz fenwick said...

Thanks Julie :-)