Category Archives: By Country – UK

Full circle

On arrival at Harwich, the slowly retreating night revealed a very cold, damp and misty morning. The roads contained far heavier traffic than we’d seen for ages, and everybody seemed to be in a hurry. We had a plan and … Continue reading

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Hit the road, Jack…

Wherever it goes. We seem to be in Dover, waiting for the boat to depart. The house is echoing, the storage unit creaking at the seams, and the guys at the local tip know us well. Minimalism always seemed an … Continue reading

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Packing the house up… part umpty-seven and four-thirds

Are we nearly there yet? Gawd, I hope so. I think so. Rooms are echoing. Hold the front page. News of our departure might actually be forthcoming. Soon. (In the meanwhile, if ONE more person asks us if we’re actually … Continue reading

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Packing the house up … part three

Yes, we’re still here, still sorting and packing … My advice to anyone reading this is… avoiding accumulating… anything. The packing and sorting has been challenging on so many levels! In the meantime, since our last post we enjoyed our … Continue reading

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Packing the house up … part two

We’ve been continuing to frantically pack since our last post… So far we’ve packed up and off 21 boxes of books to two Oxfam bookshops. Some of it quite painful, but with way more than 30 boxes of books already … Continue reading

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Packing the house up … part one

I’m wading waist-deep in boxes of books. There is, in theory, a methodical plan around this packing up task, but it’s still looking so challenging. Eight boxes of books have already gone to Oxfam – there will be a minimum … Continue reading

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