Relocating my workdesk Wednesday

Relocating – its a packing-zone

so just got time for a brief catchup before relocating my workdesk and home. I  still have no official work-desk – its still a packing area!

Relocating my workdesk

the packing zone

For those of you in the dark – after eight long years on a social housing waiting list –  we finally got an offer for a larger property. We were supposed to be taking up the new tenancy on the  23rd of September. That  seems so long ago now! There were delays with rehousing the other tenants, and then they didn’t return the keys for weeks.

We finally got to view the property on the 2nd of November. We decided that this property was the one – finally we are relocating, packing up, moving on!. Its still not quite what i would want in an ideal world. But it has potential for future developement, if permissions and monies are available.  Still more delays as the previous tenant left a hotch-potch of ramshackle sheds and some very suspect wiring which has to be tieded up before we move in. Oh and they are also removing the houses two best features – the greenhouse and the double gated front garden/ driveway. Because apparently these are ‘unsafe’ and wrapped in ‘bureaucratic- crappy tape”! ?

Needless to say these are the first two improvements we are going to have to put back in, costing   us even more.

Just give me the keys already!

We are looking to sign tenancy agreements and more importantly – get hold of the keys at the end of the week. We then hope to lay carpet upstairs and laminate downstairs (very quickly) before we move everything else in at the beginning of December. Our current tenancy ends on the 5th of December – so its a tight squeeze. Ive spent the last ten weeks trying to pack everything – and boy did I need them. But i’m almost ready.

Loft is almost empty.  Shed is emptied and demolished.  Most of the house is filled with boxes all packed up and ready to go. My kids have actually got on and packed up all their gear as well! Just the everyday stuff left to go. Which needless to say can’t get packed till were about to walk out the door.  Im not entirely sure how or where to fit it all in at the other end?

I still have my sketchbook!

As you can see I’m still no closer to producing any  proper art or even finding a desk to work on. My desk is still very much the packing zone! I have however managed  to do a few little sketches – they need a lot more work but just wanted to capture something of the old place before i move.

autumn leave

autumn leave



hops from my garden

hops from my garden










The leave is from a tree outside the front of my house, which always fills my driveway with leaves at this time of year.  The shell is one i found  in the garden whilst uprooting all my plants to come with us. Not sure how that got there? And the third sketch is of  the hops in my garden.   Which i lovingly pampered for several years to finally have it produce hops – and then rip its roots from the ground to pack it for the move.  I am currently using a seawhites square sketchbook, which i love. A 0.5 mechanical pencil and 2mm mechanical pencil . I’m  keeping it simple as most of my art supplies are packed and waiting to go.

well thats it for now, as i still have to do all the official stuff, like changing utilities, tv and redirecting mail. And i must  pay the first months rent – they won’t give me the keys without that one crossed off the list!

Ta Ta for now,

I hope to be in a new home next time we meet!

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  1. Good luck with the move! I did it in the summer when our house sold quickly and we had to go into rented and I’m now in the process of buying a house in Wales so we’ll be doing it all again in January! But I will have space for a craft area in the new place, woohoo! Hope all goes smoothly with yours!
    Hugs, LLJ 12 xxx

  2. Hope the move goes well and I like that you are sketching, always a great thing to do when you have little space or time.
    sandra de @25

  3. Hi Shaz, best wishes fro the move! My Mom just got a council bungalow after being alone in a three bed house for many years. I’m so glad, I used to worry about her & the stairs- she’s 83. The council gave her the keys on Thursday afternoon, and she had to be moved & hand her other keys in by Monday midday! I was furious with them. Good to be in before Christmas for you. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #9 xx

  4. Best of luck with the move – I just moved rooms but I am still not straight – hope all goes well for you.
    Take care
    Christine #26

  5. Great news about the move! Hope it goes smoothly. My daughter will be relocating at the beginning of the year and we have to move her over 900 miles away. Really not looking forward to it and hoping that not a lot of snow on the way.

    Glad to see you’re still able to sketch – looking good!

    Happy WOYWW
    Sharon K #37

  6. I hope your move goes smoothly.
    Carol N #30

  7. Wishing you “good moving” and of course a happy WOYWW!
    MiSchra #6

  8. good luck moving and the rest of the packing (and unpacking!) hope the new home is everything you want. (sounds like it is almost that) Helen #1

  9. So sorry your life is so tumultuous at the moment – but it looks like there’s a light at the end of the tunnel! Very happy to see the sketches, I’m not sure I could do that, I would probably just shut down until i got my craft room back! Good for you! Keep up the good spirits, Lindart #41

  10. Happy Belated WOYWW. Good luck with all the packing/sorting out paperwork etc. I have moved over 20 times in my 45 years, and we are planning to move from here within 10 years, so not settled yet! Lovely sketches. Are you doing a scrapbook for this important time in your life? Ali x #32

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