Happy new year everybody!
I know it’s been a while! I have been on a break busy with my relocation plans. It’s been a rollercoaster for sure!
2022 for me began with clearing, renovating and decorating my house in Ireland. The house was valued and on the market by end of July and sold by the second week of August. It took months of preparation. It all looked so hopeful.
The search then began for a house in Spain just across the border from my Mum in Portugal. My brother lives in Spain too, 45 minutes from the border. We did a lot of searching but eventually found a house that ticked most of the boxes. We paid the deposit and started the legal work. Completion for our house was agreed for 12th December and the Spanish house on the 15th. We continued to clear our processions. I sold my car and we handed our notice in for our jobs.
By the end of November we were nearly completely packed. Removal vans were due on 2nd December. However while we were in the process of boxing everything I got a call from our agent 2 days before the vans were due to say that our buyers had split up and were pulling out. We had so little notice.
Of course we were absolutely devastated and to make matters worse we were unemployed!
Now- we have decided to remain positive. Our house is up for sale again and although the purchase in Spain has sadly been lost we are hoping to try again. So here’s hoping 2023 will be a better year!
Needless to say my art supplies have been packed for a while. However, I’ve managed to retrieve a kit of my favourite stuff and video equipment to start my videos again. I was worried that I had forgotten how!
It’s been an upsetting time for sure but I’m determined to proceed with my plan to be with my family again some day soon. In the meantime I Intend to add regular content here and on YouTube.
So for the beginning of 2023 I offer you this.
As always the links to the stamps and materials can be found in the description box below the video on YouTube.
I hope you find the video helpful.
I want to thank all of you for your patience during the last few months . I had hoped that I would be adding new content from my new location. Oh well ! I’ve learnt that despite our best laid plans life has its own ideas!
Take care, and I hope your year goes well too.
Until next time…