Getting back into it…

hunter riverThe last seven months have been a challenging time for me personally and there hasn’t been a lot going on as far as writing goes. But now life has settled down (mostly) and I’m attempting to get back into a routine.

The Teen and I have been fortunate enough to find a lovely rental cottage in the gorgeous historical village of Morpeth. We fell in love with the house at the inspection, applied and were passed over. But we were then contacted to say the successful applicant had fallen through, and would we like the property? Would we ever! Being a history nerd, living in a house that’s over 150 years old is seventh heaven for me! It does come with a lot of quirky features though – like the fact that none of the walls or floors are straight and nothing lines up, but we love the character. I can’t wait to try to find out the history of the house. Hopefully the landlord will let us stay here for many years.

Coming from living out of town for close to two decades (and all of the Teen’s life), it’s been a challenge to get used to things like having neighbours so close and the amount of traffic. But it’s such a joy to have a small supermarket and shops (and art galleries, gift shops etc!) within a few minutes walk. Before it used to be a forty minute walk to the servo if we ran out of milk. Now we just pop down the street and back before the kettle has even boiled!

But the big thing for me is living so close to the river. Water has a soothing and rejuvenating effect on me, and now I can be at the river in five minutes. I’ve walked down nearly every day so far for my daily renewal and just sit and watch the flow of the water. Expect lots of photos! (If you follow my author page or my instagram account, you’ve already seen the first of many!)

So now edits have hit my desk for Bound Together and I’m about to get stuck into those. That is, when I’m not unpacking boxes or watching the ducks on the river!

 

11 thoughts on “Getting back into it…

    li class="comment even thread-even depth-1 parent" id="comment-211503">

    Good on you Kerrie! Good luck. What a stunning photograph 🙂

      li class="comment byuser comment-author-kpadmin bypostauthor odd alt depth-2" id="comment-211514">

      Thanks Lily!

    li class="comment even thread-odd thread-alt depth-1 parent" id="comment-211504">

    Well done, Kerrie. What a beautiful place to rejuvenate and refresh your thoughts. I wish you and The Teen many happy years in Morpeth.

      li class="comment byuser comment-author-kpadmin bypostauthor odd alt depth-2" id="comment-211515">

      Thank you – I hope so too 🙂

    li class="comment even thread-even depth-1 parent" id="comment-211509">
    Susan Francis

    Good luck Kerrie. Sounds like a beautiful new beginning.
    x

      li class="comment byuser comment-author-kpadmin bypostauthor odd alt depth-2" id="comment-211516">

      Thanks Susan!

    li class="comment even thread-odd thread-alt depth-1 parent" id="comment-211512">
    Brenda Telford

    All the best Kerrie 🙂 I’m sorry to hear you’ve had challenges (of the not nice kind) but where you’re living now is divine. We often visit for the day – maybe we could have coffee in one of the delightful cafes on a visit someday? Take care and hopefully we’ll catch up soon 🙂

      li class="comment byuser comment-author-kpadmin bypostauthor odd alt depth-2 parent" id="comment-211517">

      Thanks Brenda. Sounds like a great plan – let me know when you’re in the area.

        li class="comment even depth-3" id="comment-211528">
        Brenda Telford

        Will do 🙂

    li class="comment odd alt thread-even depth-1 parent" id="comment-211513">

    Sometimes life throws us curve balls because we are meant to take breaks from writing and take stock of our lives so that we can come back with added vigor. We are lucky to have writing (and rivers) to escape to when needed. Happy home hugs, my friend. Don;t forget, I am very good at moving sofas!!!!!!

      li class="comment byuser comment-author-kpadmin bypostauthor even depth-2" id="comment-211518">

      What a great way of looking at things, Jenn! And thanks 🙂

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