Wednesday, 12 August 2009

no excuses and a small break in communication

I had great intentions this last week for a whole host of blog posts, I've taken glorious photographs of dazzling dahlias, giant teapot sculptures, and cats sleeping in suitcases........
so what excuses do I have.......
none, just the chaos of the packing, the joys of days out to escape from the packing, and the excuses to indulge in tea shop treats, and perhaps the odd bottle of wine, and actually suprisingly little chocolate.
tonight when really I should have been organizing the last few things, I escaped with my most wonderful sister in law, and we had coffee and cake at Betty's. Utterly decadent; piano playing in the background, white linen table cloths, swiss chocolate torte, and joy of joy a box of pastel coloured cream filled macaroons to bring home, a slow wander through the streets, a lingering glance at the floodlit minster, clutching my little bag with its oh so pretty treasure.

tomorrow at 9 the van comes to start loading, Friday is the big day, (fingers crossed all the money nonsense goes smoothly, and on time...........) I'll take lots of photos, and count the number of boxes (how many do you think there are? a lot .......) and I'll be back as soon as we have a broadband connection, which might take 2 weeks - I know - TWO WEEKS, it's not like we're moving to the north pole, although Miss K did wonder if there might be polar bears - I so hope she was joking..........

see you soon xox


  1. You've been busy, busy! What a wonderful escape--white linens, coffee, cake, and piano music! Can you get any better than that.
    Hope the move goes well and that there are no polar bears!

  2. Not long now!!

    As you say I hope it 'all' goes smoothy which I'm sure it will.

    take care,

    Nina x

    ps. what are the big rock cakey things from Betty's that are called 'Fat.....' something or others? We've only been the once when visiting 'Up North' and cannot remember for the life of us.

  3. Your escape sounds wonderful and I'm sure well deserved.

    I hope everything will go well with the move. Did Miss K read "The Wolves in the Walls" by Neil Gaiman? There could be polar bears in the walls of the house...

  4. Good luck Tess! I'll be thinking of you on Friday! x

  5. Goodness, your trip to Betty's sounds like pure bliss. Mmm, what I wouldn't give for one of those macaroons. A well-earned treat.

    Best of luck with the broadband - what a headache.

  6. Hi Tess,
    I hope all goes smoothly for you and your family and that you can come back soon with lots of pictures. :)
    All the best! x

  7. Oh, wishing you all the best with your move!

  8. Good luck...moving can be a b___h, under the best of circumstances, said the woman who has done more than her fair share of them.

  9. One must always be on the lookout for those English polar bears...

    Happy moving! Hope it went great! Your treats sounded heavenly, and the bit about the floodlit minster made me sigh nostalgically... xoxo

    P.S. Why is my word verif "codleg," by the way?

  10. Good grief its moving time already?!

    Good luck with it all, and just remember which box you've left the kettle, mugs, tea and gin in and it'll all be fine ;D

    (and as for two weeks without broadband, I agree, its ridiculous, and resulted in us having to find an internet cafe so we could make sure everything was doing what it was supposed to!)

    See you on the other side of the move

  11. Good luck! I hope everything goes smoothly and can't wait to see your new pad!
    Ahh, Betty's! The perfect escape plan, I'd say!

  12. oh, I hope everything goes really well for you, the family and the animals! I hope the sun is shining for the move and you have time to laugh a lot with everyone while you open boxes and decided where to put everything. I'm soooo looking forward to seeing the new house. Thinking of you.

    p.s. I hope you might be back online to enter my giveaway too!

  13. hope everything goes well -- see you in 2 weeks

  14. Lots of luck with your move!

  15. Hope today has gone well sweetie! have been thinking of you all and hope all has gone well.
    Best wishes to you all in your new pad,
    lots of love

  16. good luck!

    what an exciting time...

  17. Hope your move goes smoothly - what an exciting time for you all!

  18. Just days now... Do hope all goes well with the move, and best of all that you all will be very happy in your new home! No worries, be in touch when you can. :o) ((HUGS))

  19. Wishing you all a safe journey, every happiness in your new home and a garden where the sun always shines.

  20. I do hope the move goes well. Soon be settled in your new home!

    Betty's is a wonderful place to chill out...a real tea room.
    Margaret and Noreen

  21. Ah, you've been moving while we've been away - I hope it has all gone really well and that you are settling in, and not drowning under boxes ...

  22. hope all is well in the Driftwoos household -- we were in your town a couple of days ago - didn't see you :-)

  23. Hope it's all going well Tess? Moving house is quite an ordeal, isn't it?! Take care, and see you soon.
    Love Vanessa xxx (do you mind if i knit)

  24. Hello, you have the most gorgeous site here and I had to leave this comment for you ! Your posts are lovely and you have interesting pictures. It's all perfect so thank you for sharing them all and best wishes....

  25. Good luck with it all! Your escape to Betty's sounds like the perfect therapy. Hope the move goes well.


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