'If you make happiness your goal, then you're not going to get to it… The goal should be an interesting life."

Dorothy Rowe

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

I haven’t died

or gone on holiday – just been worrying about my children. Babybel’s mum and dad have been involved in the house removal from hell – we’ve had some rocky moves but theirs has been far far far worse than anything we have ever experienced. I know moving house seems to bring out the worst in otherwise quite pleasant people, but they have been mucked about by everyone else in the chain, and their buyer makes Scrooge look like a spendthrift.

It all seems to be resolved now [fingers crossed] – apart from the move on Monday…

It’s a great move from our point of view because Babybel [and her mum and dad of course] will only be 30 minutes drive away, instead of 3 times as long, and a much nicer drive too. And we get to look after her one day a week, although I suspect that is going to take a bit of getting used to…

But all of this long distance worrying has got in the way of my creativity, so very little has been achieved, since it all began to look as if it was going pear-shaped. Of course, there was nothing we could do while their buyer shilly shallied, and it is so hard to deal with your children’s problems if you can’t kiss them better!

Normal service will be resumed as soon as possible.

4 comments:

KarenR said...

sorry to read of the MFH (move-from-hell). My own move is still vivid so I winced in sympathy. 30 mins away sounds good - is that Romsey way? - the "nice drive" comment doesn't seem to apply anywhere else! Child care one day per week? Mmm. I winced at that too. Still, not sure how old Babybel is now but never too young to start learning textiles - if she is still v. titchy you could get some (or make some) fuzzy felt to kick off with.

AdeleSews said...

I hope everyone is settled soon and you have the time and energy to be as creative as possible. xxx

Julie said...

So sorry to hear your family's house woes. I do hope it will all go through on Monday and you can start to enjoy your gd and your creativity again.

JP said...

hope the move is on - why do we still worry about our adult children so?!