Thank you for visiting the blog and writing and I send my apologies..
I’m totally and utterly overwhelmed with everything at the moment, emotionally, practically….just everything. I was in hospital all day yesterday with my eldest Hobbit who’s body is literally shutting down with the stress of having to leave not only Canada but her husband too (I won’t talk anymore about their situation as it’s not fair on them). The medical staff wanted to know our story and were not happy.
I have a house to finish clearing up and hand over but other things have had to take priority.
I’ve started to try and sell off some things and making a start on packing some personal items to transport to the UK via Sea-Freight. Not much, 3 boxes each of personal items, several small boxes of DVD’s and an old sea chest and a long clock my ex-husband made me out of pallet wood nevertheless door to port to port to door costs well over $2000
I’m venting, I know, I’m sorry..
On a good note we have been blessed with some wonderful online (and soon to be in person) friends who have now taken possession of our rental house in Nottingham and now have the keys and have really helped me out. It would have been impossible to do this without them and I simply have to shower them with wine and hugs when I see them!
Finally the irony…kinda
It seems the perfect job for me was placed in my virtual lap the other day here in Nova Scotia.(of course I can’t apply or do it as I’m not Canadian) It wouldn’t be right to say too much but it involved working with an NS publishing company and heading/driving their digital department. An opportunity to be there almost at grass roots and watch something grow (I’d be in heaven).
Life sometimes likes to kick you in the guts on your way out!
But despite everything that has happened in our lives this past year, I do remain optimistic for the future… YES it will be difficult, YES we will struggle but I have my health and my family and my friends.
There remains a big wide world out there to be discovered..
Big hugs Carolyn, I’m sorry to hear you have had such a terrible time. Good vibes and best wishes your way! Billie x
Apply anyways. They might be able to secure an LMO for you and you could stay. It’s worth the chat. 🙂
I’m going to keep my ear closely to this one.. we HAVE to leave the country and have been excluded for one year 😦 I REALLY would have wanted the opportunity to drive this this though… (I had ideas 10 years ago). Ah well but I am so glad to hear that they are going to move forward so positively!!!
Poor, poor little hobbit! I’m so sorry you and your children have to go through all this crap…healing vibes sent over the ether xxx
I also agree you should apply for that job anyway, what the hell. People based in I.T. are always banging on about how you can do any job from anywhere in the World so test the theory I say xx
Btw, on a much lighter note, you are very definitely shrinking – great photo! Xx
Sorry that things are not going as smoothly as they could – I hope things improve soon!
Oh love, I had no idea Jess would have to leave too. Poor lass. Sending you lots of hugs and hope to be able to give them in person soon. xxx
I’m so sorry to hear all this. I truly wish it had never come to pass and, now that it is, it could be handled so much better by the authorities. Sigh. Big hugs to you and hope to meet you soon x
There is no other way really- its black and white with no grey. Rules is rules. The one good thing I have to say is that the woman who is dealing with our removal (and responsible for over seeing it) is very nice and has been as helpful as one can be under the circumstances. Thanks for the hugs xxx
One way to look at the job offer is that is God’s way of reaffirming that you’re talented, needed, and good at creative thinking….a positive send off as you start a new chapter. The road can be bumpy but it’s the bumps that toughen the feet and allow you to go farther. Good luck! We’ll be cheering you on!
Carolyn, your situation is heartbreaking to read, my thoughts to you all but especially your daughter. Your ability to keep seeing positives is infectious and rare.
Here’s to a smooth journey in the end and a happy settling back in the UK.
I wish I could send you a little bottle of support!
I have just come out the otherside of two years of hell…keep your chin up and know that it is just a season you’re going through. It DOES get a whole lot better, I promise you. Hey, if all else fails…move to New Zealand, It is great here! 😉
As ever, hugs and hope. You know where I am ..
Im so sorry your daughter is poorly and send big hugs to you all, it must be heartbreaking all of it! If there is anything I can do for you please let me know, i live in nottinghamshire, sending all our love to you all. xxxx
I’m truly sorry for what you and your family are going through. Hang in there, stay strong. There are many people rooting for you and sending prayers. I hope things get better for you.
Just looked in to see how things were going for you; I trust all will be well with you and your household soon. Oh, life: “one durn thing after another” 🙂 Every blessing to you, and good health to you all. xxx
We have not heard from you in a while Carolyn because of all you have to do but if I remember correctly the date of departure is fast upon you – this week?
If you don’t have time to post before you take off I wish you a pleasant and safe trip and that you will settle quickly and comfortably into your new home.
Looking foreward to reading all about your adventures when you have time.