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The Big move has begun...

18 April 2017 17:58:15

It was only a matter of time before big decisions had to be made regarding our future here in Sligo having spoke about it for several weeks we eventually decided to make the move before it becomes too late...  Everyday Gardening chores that were once a pleasure to me are now backbreaking ordeals and slowly but surely I was heading for a Physical Injury...the House is now being prepared for the Market and hopefully by next week the sign ought to be in place along with the usual "Sell" Photographs on the Web...

It was not a decision I took lightly and going on Heartstrings I want to stay but in reality it just ain't possible anymore...A few Houses we looked at in Sligo Town either had too much work to do or were overpriced, while pondering our next move our Daughter Aideen suggested that we might like to consider a whole new idea and move back to Cork were we had lived in Blarney for 5 yrs back in the 80's...Her suggestion while it took me by surprise was a great boost and it widened our scope and injected a lacking OOOoommpphh' into my footsteps...we have a few Houses / Bungalows lined up and in 2 weeks time we're off on a viewing Safari...one or two look very promising and the prices are a steal compared to Dublin / Sligo......10 minutes from Mallow and Aideens House yet we're not in their Pockets and 40 minutes from Cork... all too good an Opportunity to pass... This visit in 2 weeks will be combined with 2 B/Day Parties and a Confirmation so it will be all go for those few Days but we're both looking forward to it along with Jeans 2 Sisters alias the Golden Girls...

I'm now back attending the Hospital for Physio Exercises on the Hips and Back and every Session leaves me drained for Days on end resulting in little Mowing been done and the Weeding and Bed freshening I'm having to leave for the next Person...Lately I've been spending more time looking out the Window than looking in and it's not doing my Humour / mood any good...

Steven and Family were down for a few Days before Easter and as they were pulling out the Gate and heading Home Aideen and the Grandchildren were pulling in...never a dull moment here in the N/W...had another Hospital Appointment this Morning and while I was inside Aideen headed to a local Area/Lake called Hazelwood and with the Children fed the Ducks/Swans {they actually take the Bread from your Hand} then took a walk through the Woods before coming back to collect me...heading Home we stopped at the Local "Supervalue Store" and stocked up with the makings of a Picnic for our Lunch of Ham-Tomatoes-Cornbeef-Scallions-Coldslaw-Cheese and Breadrolls... Jess whispered to me "Dave...this is better than a proper Dinner"...everyone scoffed their Plates and Breadrolls clean...

Anyway I'll keep ye up to date...hopefully it wont be a long drawn-out process...

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Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 18 April 2017 18:56:01

Sorry to hear that you are attending hospital, but hopefully things will improve for you. 

It is hard to move house, but you will be moving to a lovely city. We may see you at some of the many gardening clubs that are in the city. 

Jackie Jackie 18 April 2017 19:02:46

I am so sorry to hear that life is changing for you and you have to move! But luckily for you, you have a tremendous, thoughtful family and it sounds like your daughter may have hit the nail on the head with her suggestion. I hope you will find something that you really like and will have many many more happy memories to make. Its sad to leave 'home' I know it was for us when we moved here  4 years ago. But we have NEVER looked back....well we did have a neighbour who was definitely a nut job lol!!! and she sealed the deal for us on moving. But seriously, I wish you the very best of luck in your search for a new home. And I hope that your health will improve too and you can enjoy it all again real soon. 


Jacinta D Jacinta D 18 April 2017 19:10:31

Ah no, hope you're feeling a lot better very soon. No point in crying over spilt milk. It's good that you can recognize your health problems before they escalate. And sure, doesn't Cork have its own lovely microclimate. You'll be growing lots of exotic plants that the rest of can't. The very best of luck, Dave. And may your health also improve with the move.

Jacky Quirke Jacky Quirke 18 April 2017 19:38:25

sorry to read your story on health, i wish you well, look at the move as a great new adventure, keep smiling and enjoy all. 

JoanG JoanG 18 April 2017 20:46:50

Moving home is such a big and difficult decision, but when health problems dictate it makes the decision easier.  I wish you all the best for househunting, selling up and the move.  It will be lovely to be nearer your daughter and family and Cork is a wonderful county for gardening and garden visiting.  Best of luck with it all and keep us posted. 

fraoch fraoch 18 April 2017 22:49:22

Sorry to hear of your health problems, and gardening definitely doesn't help with that kind of trouble. Hope things improve soon and good luck with the house hunting, Cork is definitely a great idea!!

Mary B Mary B 20 April 2017 12:27:32

Sounds like you are making a great choice moving nearer to your daughter and sure of course you will love living la dolce vita in sunny Cork ;)

Geranimojess Geranimojess 20 April 2017 12:33:57

Thank you all...taking a Breather for 5 mins from the Grandchildren...Regular Broadcasting will resume tomorrow Evening after they are Homeward bound... getting ready now to head to the Beach...

TerriShoos TerriShoos 21 April 2017 09:51:24

We fought for years against moving and were very sad to leave our beloved farm, but honestly it was the best thing we ever did, we are so happy in our new place. Mind you, don't do what we did - we were going to downsize the garden but upsized it! Though this garden is designed to be more elderly-gardener friendly.  But if we got to the point of being unable to cope with the size, we wouldn't hesitate so long in making a move. Best of luck!

Geranimojess Geranimojess 21 April 2017 22:21:31

What we spent weeks looking forward to is suddenly over...both Families here and gone in the speed of a wink...suddenly we both feel old again and the Laughter and Noises are silent...I even went up to bed this Afternoon for 40 winks, haven't done that in over 2 weeks...........the Car floor is covered in Sand from the Beach...sweet papers all over the Seats and reminders of the Ice Cones that they had...finger marks on the Windows and Tissue Hankies stuffed between the Seats..

All the encouragement and Comments mean a lot and are appreciated...I'm actually looking forward to the move and having already done it several times it still has not lost it's excitement for me but this will be the last one...anyway I'm nipping outside with a Coffee and a Ciggie, it's a lovely mild night so why waste it....Cheers...



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