In just over a week I will move into a new home.
I have had 3 very happy years in the wee cottage in High St and many many great memories.
By living in the main street I got to know heaps of people and they got to know me.
And … I like change.
I particularly like it when it’s within my control.
For the new year and the new decade I decided that I wanted a new space to live in for all the adventures that are ahead.
In the current economic climate one of the beaming lights for renters is that rents have dropped by a significant amount this year.
Places that were renting for 500 and 550 are now available for just over 400 euro a month.
And in Ballinamore there are a lot of places to rent.
I’m moving to a 3 bedroom/2 bathroom home with a large kitchen dining area that gets the morning sun … and opens to a backyard for Coco dog.
It’s a 5 minute walk from town just across from the football field and is on a hill with mountain views.
I love it.
And with every change there are things that I’ll miss … even when the change is fab.
I’ll miss the Hamills and having Therese next door.
I’ll miss having Maggie just 2 doors up … although I will continue to haunt her and visit the shop every day.
I’ll miss all my shop neighbours.
And I’m only 5 minutes away … not moving to Guatamala.
I just wanted to do this quick update so my Dad doesn’t think I’m dead … Just packing Da.
My phone number will be the same and my new address [for Santa] is 20 Pairc Fea. Ballinamore.
I’ll be taking photos on Saturday of Santa’s visit and the turning on of the Xmas lights and post them on the blog.
I will also post up some shots of the Clothes Swap Party which went very well … we raised 800 euro and the 50 or 60 women who came along had a ball.
Marc and I are having great conversations about the development of Life Dreaming and the launch in 2010.
I’m planning more Blog Design Workshops for Artists and Creative Entrepreneurs in Dublin at the end of January.
My contract of work is going well.
Coco is fab and I am healthy.
Lots to be grateful for in my life.
I send you very best wishes.
p.s Pa, I haven’t been able to ring because I went back to Eircom and calls to Oz cost something like 75 cents a minute!! Have been sending telepathic messages of love as you don’t like emails. xxxxx