Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Settling In...

It is killing me not to be able to post photos yet! We are still in transition and the wireless system at our temporary flat doesn't like our laptop so I make a trip downtown to the Everyman theatre which has an internet cafe and check my emails but it doesn't let you do much else.

We have found a house to rent which comes available the end of September. It will be nice to have my "stuff" around again. In the craziness of repacking a lot of my sewing essentials got left behind...after seeing the price of fabric here I should have ditched the shampoo instead of the box of thread!

I love the village we are staying in...Prestbury. It is said to be the most haunted one in England (and that is saying something!) but we haven't had the excitement yet. There are three pubs within walking distance each with a very different personality. So far my favorite is the little black and white Tudor one called The Pough. I still get excited each morning when I walk the dog and look at all the thatched roof cottages and the neat cotswold stone houses. I guess it will wear off but not anytime soon I hope!

The gardens here are "brillant" (my new favorite British saying!) I've started sketching an appllique quilt to represent all of the neat buildings and flowers I've seen since getting here....now I just need my stash!!!!

I've missed being able to access the blog and I have tons of catching up to do...my silly cafe meter however tells me I only have 9 minutes left....

7 comments:

anne bebbington said...

Siobhan - brilliant to hear from you, kept wondering how you were getting on. Prestbury is lovely - very des res! When you're ready let me know and I'll endeavour to put you in touch with the lady I know in Cheltenham who quilts - you made me ever so slightly fondly homesick for Gloucestershire reading your post :o)

Lois R. said...

I'm so glad to hear from you again. I have been wondering how you are doing! Glad to hear that you're settling in.

Seems like a lot of bloggers are too busy with real life these days to do much blogging -- myself included! But I'm happy to see your posts, even without pics.

quiltpixie said...

It'll be wonderful to have your own place again soon....

Fiona said...

Greetings from suburban Leicester (not as picturesque as Prestbury but lovely in its own way, I think). You are right about the scandalous price of quilting fabric here in the UK but I suppose that for the most part they have to import it and that pushes up the price (well, it's a theory).

Karen said...

Are you living in the Cotswolds?? Lucky lucky you! What does Pough mean? Be sure to let us know if you have any ghostly encounters.

Darcie said...

Bloody brilliant to hear that you're enjoying the sights...and perhaps even the not-so-sighted...(ghosties!). Sounds like a quaint area...can't wait to see pics! Enjoy your walks!

Patti said...

Siobhan, we've missed you! Sounds like an absolutely wonderful place to live. I can hardly wait to see pictures of EVERYTHING! Glad to know you are OK and getting settled in.