On the whole it was a good move although the employment situation hasn't worked out quite how we would've liked and the city has declined over the years. However it is a good place to live with beautiful countryside just a bus ride away. We still have reasonably good public transport and can get out and about when we want too.
We spent just over a year in the rented house and then moved three doors down to our own. It was meant to be temporary until we had proper jobs. We are still here. Elizabeth moved further north when she went to university and stayed in the same area and is now married. We have gained an allotment, many more bears, the cats that came with me are here no longer alive and now take up a space in our little garden. What was once a bare yard is now full of pots full of flowers and bushes and the birds visit. I spent a morning this week chopping down shrubbery and tidying things up for the winter.
|It's all looking a trifle bare.|
It's that time of year again and most of what I am making is secret!