Thursday, 29 January 2009

Hello. And goodbye. But not for long!

Greetings, my dear bloggy friends.

It's said that two of the most stressful events in one's life are bereavement and moving house. Well, this month I've had both. Regular readers will note that my father passed away on New Year's Day, but what you will not be aware of is my imminent move from just outside London to East Sussex; to Seaford, in fact, a small town just a few miles east of Brighton, that vibrant jewel of the south coast of England. The process of estate agents, solicitors, and stupid amounts of paperwork and delays has proved to be extremely annoying and aggravating!

All being well, me, my family and our belongings will be transported to our new home on Friday. Sadly, the move will necessitate a temporary loss of the internet, but I assure you that I shall return (I hope!) invigorated by the sea air (less than ten minutes' walk away!) early in February. My life with my current service provider has but twenty four hours to run, so any words of comfort or encouragement within that timeframe would be gratefully and graciously received.

I look forward to our future encounters.

Kind regards,

Chris.

14 comments:

Comedy Goddess said...

I am so sorry for your loss! I do tease about life with mine, but I know how lucky my daughter and I are to live with them.

Best wishes in your new home! It sounds great! I love living near the seashore. It's beautiful at all times during the year. I hope you will enjoy walking the beach often.

Raph G. Neckmann said...

You have been in my thoughts during this time, Chris.

I hope your move goes smoothly and wish you every happiness in your new home. Maureen has posted a card for you on her blog, which you can access down on the side bar of mine.

Looking forward to your future posts on your new Interneck connection!

Jeane said...

Chris - I wish you best wishes and all good thoughts for you and your family during this life change.

Derrick said...

Hi Chris,

Here's hoping that your connection hasn't been switched off just yet!

Good luck with the move. We did it twice during the past two years ago and can UNDERSTAND!

Great to be beside the seaside though. Looking forward to the candyfloss! Take care.

Derrick said...

Oops! Please delete "ago" in para 2!!!

willow said...

Chris, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. My thoughts, prayers and good wishes go out to you and yours. A new home by the sea sounds absolutely marvelous. Looking forward to hearing all about it when you get settled.

Argentum Vulgaris said...

Yes, knew about your Dad, good luck with the moving.

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punk in writing said...

I hope all goes well with the new things and situations in your life.

Moving is hard work, but it's also a chance to reflect, clean out things you no longer need and make a fresh start. Much like going to the gym, it feels great when you're done!

chris hale said...

Dear All, thank you so much for your kind words. Amid all the changes it's nice to have the constancy of friends.

Once I'm back up and running I shall endeavour to post some photos of the new place.

Signing off...

Chris xx

SweetPeaSurry said...

I hope all went well with the move. Hope you'll be back soonest!!

Rob (Inukshuk Adventure) said...

Good luck with the move and may it go smoothly. Looking forward to tales of the process with pics.

Now we know the real purpose of your October post, Sussex by the Sea - you were house hunting, or liked it so much that you decided to move there!

Madame DeFarge said...

Hope the moving of the earth brings not harms and fears (to paraphrase the sublime JD). Looking forward to renewed and invigorated return in February. I have missed your erudition.

MDF

Sarah said...

Good Luck with the move! How exciting to be next to the sea!

Simplicity said...

Well, I missed the cut off 24 hour period but I hope you're picking this up upon your return!

I'm sorry for your loss. Losing a family member is always a challenging time in one's life...

Good luck on the move. I hope that beautiful air lifts your spirit!!