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Change In Location

A photo of a beautiful conservatory with the summer sun shining through - unfortunately not mine!

I’ve been waiting for homesickness to hit me but it hasn’t yet and whilst I can’t say I’m ‘home’ I am liking my work area very much. For this book lover who – at least whilst she doesn’t have too many books – has been ‘granted’ a fine section of wall for bookcases yet to be bought, there is excitement about the posts she can create. Assuming her readers would like to see them.

And no, that conservatory and garden are not mine, unfortunately.

How did you feel the last time you moved home?



February 26, 2014, 1:45 am

Gorgeous! How do you get any work done with such a view?

As you know, I just moved about 6 months ago…it was an odd feeling for sure, but I am amazed at how quickly we settled in here. There are bits and pieces that I miss about our last place (especially because it was our first home purchase), but our new place is such a good fit that I haven’t minded the change one bit.

Jenny @ Reading the End

February 26, 2014, 3:16 am

I always feel tremendously stressed and anxious when I move home. It’s hard to settle into a new place, to try and figure out what your patterns are going to be there — even just dumb stuff like where you’re going to put your keys when you walk in the door, and which cupboards in the kitchen are for plates versus which ones are for pie tins. Hope your transition is going okay.


February 26, 2014, 9:51 am

Last time I moved I had to move back in with my parents, so it wasn’t the greatest experience. Every time I have moved otherwise has felt wonderful. (Aside from the stress of packing.)

Glad you’re not feeling homesick, although it’s a shame where you are doesn’t feel like home yet.

Maria @ A bookworm’s life

February 26, 2014, 10:04 am

The last time I moved to a new house was almost 2 years ago when I was moving in with The Boy in Oxford. I remember being quite stressed out but mostly thrilled and so very happy! It has been such a positive, amazing experience that I don’t miss my previous home and my London life one bit.
P.S. That conservatory and garden look heavenly!


February 26, 2014, 1:11 pm

Hope you are enjoying being in your new place, Charlie. Beautiful photo! So jealous of you :) I love the fact that you have a whole wall planned for bookshelves. I will look forward to seeing pictures of your bookshelves overflowing with books one day :)

Literary Feline

February 26, 2014, 5:00 pm

I love that photo. I would be heaven in a room and garden like that. If only, right? Maybe someday that will be your reality. :-)

My last move was nearly three years ago–and was much desired, even as exhausting as it was. I guess I’ve always just felt that home is where my family is. Maybe that comes from having to move so often when I was growing up–it’s hard to put down roots when you are moving every few years.


February 28, 2014, 10:13 am

Kelly: I don’t know how anyone would! Glad to hear you’ve settled in :)

Jenny: We just moved everything around in the kitchen again. It looked nice the first time but it wasn’t very practical. It’s going okay :)

Alice: I can imagine. Yes to the stress of packing! I think it’s because there’s nothing particularly personal here yet, that and an unfortunate conflict in tastes :/

Maria: If you’re to move away from London, Oxford is a brilliant choice. Glad you don’t miss it, that’s something you do worry about. I know! We went there at the perfect time (it’s from a holiday home, one of those tiny cottages).

Vishy: Despite the best laid plans I never did read or work in that conservatory :( Yes, it’s nowhere near library status but it’ll do.

Literary Feline: I can dream I suppose! Though I think I’d need to be an avid gardener to reach the level of beauty there! Moving a lot must be difficult, but your sentiment of wherever family is is lovely.


March 1, 2014, 5:47 pm

Having never really had my ‘own’ home I have only experienced family homes and rented rooms for university. I have lived with my father in the same house for the past 12 years. So moving hasn’t been a problem for a long time!


March 6, 2014, 11:34 am

Readers would like to see your place, for sure! I’m glad you are comfortable in your new house (even though it’s not the one of the picture, hehe). When I moved from my parents’ house I didn’t have homesickness either ;)



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