The Sunday Post #94 - 25th April 2021

        

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Hello everyone!

Apologies, I haven’t been about much the last few weeks for posting and visiting.  

I’ll tell you why!

We’ve bought a new house!  

Long story short, we were going to build and for reasons I won’t bore you with, well that didn’t happen.  Fast forward a bit, we see a house, fell in love with it, put in an offer and it was accepted.  While this was going on we sold our own house in record time, a matter of days, and now the countdown begins.  

This includes, of course, all the time-consuming bits and bobs that come with a house move, form filling and the likes.  All this has been eating in to my reading and blogging.  Normal service will probably not resume until after my move.  Packing tips and recommendations for the best Billy bookcase from IKEA gratefully received.

In other news I have watched Love and Monsters (better than expected) Thunder Force (wonderfully daft) and Palm Springs (superb).  I’ve also started watching Upload, which so far is entertaining.

Restrictions in Scotland are starting to lift and hopefully in the next couple of months things will be nearly back to normal.  I hope you are all safe and well wherever you are in the world!

Have a lovely week x


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  1. Congrats on the house! That's awesome!!!

    Near the Bone I've been hearing so much about. I need to get it... :):)

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  2. Congrats on the house and good luck with the move! I hate the chaos that comes with it but it is an amazing feeling once you're settled... I have itchy feet and would love to move to a house with more space despite only buying this one a couple of years ago. *sigh*

    I'm keeping all my bits crossed that the restrictions DO ease on schedule so I can take the kid and come up and visit my mum this summer! If I get to Scotland in August it will have been 20+months since we've seen her. :(

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    1. I’m so looking forward to it but dreading the physical move as we are moving ourselves, it’ll be fine! We’ve been here for 15 years, it was fine when it was just the two of us but we have doubled in size!

      Scotland was looking great today, went to North Queensferry which is twenty miles from the new house to see the bridges from the viewpoint, looked amazing!

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  3. Congratulations! Buying and selling at the same time is so stressful, but also a lot of fun. I just bought some white Ikea bookcases that aren't Billy, with little feet on them, and they're so cute. I can't remember the name though...

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    1. It’s been really stressful, it’s taken over everything! I’m working my way through the IKEA website and TK Maxx (aka TJ Maxx!) for the lovely house bits and bobs.

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  4. Congrats on buying a new house! That's awesome. :D

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    1. Thank you! I can’t wait to rehouse my books in some new bookcases!

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  5. A new home, how exciting! Congratulations. I hope you have fun making the house your home.

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    1. I’m excited now, I was nervous for ages but I’m happy now it’s age the stage where nothing should go wrong!

      It’s going to be strange as we’ve be in this house for 15 years!

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  6. So exciting! I hope your personal library will not give you too much trouble. I'm definitely not moving until I die because I have a total of 3 libraries in my house. Lol. I mean, they're substantial amount of books, so I can't imagine moving anytime soon.

    Have a great week and congratulations!

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    1. Thank you! I just can’t believe how many boxes they take up! I have three bookcases for the majority of my books plus one for cookbooks. I think they’ll take up a van by themselves!

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  7. Glad restrictions are lifting in Scotland. Things have been slowly opening in MN and some restaurants are still requiring RSVPs. I've been getting outdoors more despite the insistent rain. Feels good.

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    1. It definitely feels good to get outside, the weather for once has been lovely here, it’s actually been hot!

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  8. I've only moved once as an adult and that was from my parents' house to my own home and I owned only what fit in my bedroom so that was an easy move. Now I don't think I will ever move because the thought of packing is just too overwhelming. So I'm no help with packing ideas expect sale everything and but all new to be delivered to the new house. lol. My reading has been off as I do spring cleaning inside and out. Check out what I read this month.

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    1. That’s not a bad idea! I’ve moved twice before, the first was from my parents, the second after five years of being a grown up, this time it’s also including my two daughters assorted crap! This is definitely the last move!

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  9. Wow! A new house is a great reason for not blogging. Congratulations!

    And, look, no new purchased books. Again, a positive result of a new house.

    Good to know that things are getting better in Scotland.

    I love the covers of Fault Lines and Woman in the Purple Skirt. I'll be interested in seeing what you think of these.

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    1. It has been a positive result, I’m also recycling a lot of books too so win win!

      Things seem to better, it’s certainly a lot busier, let’s hope people are sensible.

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  10. Yea for a new house! But I hear you on the packing and moving part. Hate it! Luckily you didn't buy any new books this year, so that is at least one book box less.

    Exciting times ahead! Good luck with everything and before you know it, it will be all over and done.

    Thinking of you!!

    Elza Reads

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    1. I’m also putting a lot of books to the charity shop so even less boxes but so far there is five big boxes of books and I’ve still a bit to go. The bigs things are fine to pack, it’s the little things that need extra wrapping and time and my patience!

      Hope all is well with you!

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  11. Congrats on the new house and good luck with the move! That is exciting you fell in love with this house and you got your current one sold so fast as well. I hope you'll have a great week!

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    1. Thanks Lola! It all happened so quickly, once I’m moved in I’ll share how it happened. The last time we sold a house it took a year and two estate agents to sell it. This time was a breeze!

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  12. How exciting! Congrats on the new house! The best part is decorating.

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  13. Congrats on the house! That is awesome!

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  14. Wahoo... congrats on the new home. Moving is exhausting and exciting.

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  15. Yay, congrats on the house!

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  16. Congrats on the new house. Do as much sort / throw as you can while packing because then you won't have to move it. I'm still doing sort / throw with the unpacking and we've been here 1.5 years.

    Anne - Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post

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    1. Thanks Anne! We have, we are being ruthless even with books!

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  17. Congratulations on the house! I LOVED Thunder Force! I've added Love and Monsters to my list to watch.

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  18. I'm dreading the day when I have to decide about selling my Mom's house. I don't even know where to being. lol I don't want any of her furniture or anything so I'm hoping there's a service that will just come in and haul everything away and sell the house and I don't have to do anything???????? Please????????

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    1. I think such a service exists! Don’t panic! I have a similar feeling about a house in my family!

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  19. I meant to also congratulate you on your new home but hit SEND too quickly. I hope everything goes smoothly with the move!

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  20. CONGRATS on the new house! That's so exciting! That's also great that restrictions are lifting. Almost everything is open where I live, but with masks and social distancing guidelines. It's nice to get things back to somewhat normal.

    Here's my The Sunday Post: https://www.mollysbooknook.com/the-sunday-post-blog-issues-then-a-blog-revamp/

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    1. Thanks! It is exciting, I’m both over the moon and scared at the time! I’m looking forward to near normal!

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  21. Congratulations on your new house!! How exciting!

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  22. Yay for the new house! Going through the building a house always seemed way to intimidating to me. I don't think I could make that many decisions - tile, light fixtures, hinges, etc - all at once without going crazy! I hope you have a great week!

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    1. It was the financing that would have stressed me as it was one of these mortgages that pays out in stages. I’ve just done the mortgage for the new house and it was straightforward but still incredibly stressful! I think we made the right decision!

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  23. Congrats on the new house! I'm sure moving will take a lot of time for awhile.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. It’s constantly on my mind and I’ve still got eight weeks to go!

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  24. My sister lives in Scotland and she has been telling me about restriction and all that. Congrats on the new house! It's always fun to get a new house, but packing and moving is never fun. Especially if you have lots of books! Hope you are having a good week!
    Lisa Loves Literature

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    1. It’s been strange this week seeing so many people about, things are slowly getting back to normal.

      I have so many books and I’ve put loads to charity, yet still I have loads!

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  25. Congratulations not only on the purchase of a new home, but on selling your current home in record time! That's always such a stressful endeavor, but it sounds like the stars aligned just perfectly for you. Happy packing! We'll be here when you get settled. Maybe you'll treat us to a photo of the outside of your new place? :) P.S. So glad to hear that things are improving and that restrictions are beginning to lift. Sadly, the state of Oregon is going in the opposite direction and many counties are heading back into "extreme" risk, which means higher restrictions. :(

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    1. The stars definitely aligned! We had such a horrific time the last time we sold a house, this was a refreshing change, still stressful but over and done with quickly.

      I’ll definitely do a photo! Along with bookcases in situ!

      Stay safe over there, hopefully things will start to lift soon.

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  26. I bought Sea of Rust, and another one of Cargill's books when they were on ebook sale a couple of months ago. I didn't realize I already had Sea of Rust on my Goodreads TBR until I went to add Day Zero. How did you like it? 📚

    Yay for finding a great house, and for selling yours so quickly! 👏👏👏

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    1. It was very good but I prefer Day Zero over Sea of Rust. I think it was mainly due to the fact we were there as the world was falling apart whereas Sea of Rust it was all over.

      I’m never selling/moving again after this!

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Thank you for taking the time to comment, I appreciate it and will make the time to come and visit your blog, maybe not today but soon as I am always behind!

Sorry due to lots of Spam I am moderating all comments - no spammers I don't want to buy whatever it is you are selling!