19 March 2008

Moving on ...

Not one to let the grass grow under her feet, Gillie has found, made an acceptable offer, and signed on the dotted line for a brand new house 2 weeks and one day after beginning her search in Somerset. Not bad, eh! And the developers want completion by the end of April. So, she won't be here with us for much longer - the shortest length of time we've had any of our 'lodgers'! She'll just be 20 minutes up the road (and very handy for the antiques fairs) at Shepton Mallet. VERY handy!!!!

Moving on even further I realise it's my birthday tomorrow. I haven't had a chance to think about it over the last couple of weeks, what with trying to get everything sorted for Dairy House - only 12 days before I take over - and Gillie coming to stay, and going to Cheltenham, and packing up for Shepton 3-day Fair this weekend. We were going to share the cost of the Cheltenham overnight stay, but Pauley has decided I needn't put in my share which will be my birthday prezzie. How romantic is that!!!!! Mind you, what do I need? I'm happy to say I don't actually need anything (other than a sylph-like figure which sadly money can't buy - well, I expect it could, but no thanks), so not having to fork out for those exorbitant costs last week is fine by me. Besides, it's our 31st wedding anniversary at the end of the month and I have plans for a meal out at the new 'Bistro' which has opened in Somerton - walking distance so I won't say no to a glass of champers thanks! The scary thing is though that my next-but-one birthday has a nought on the end and I just wish the first number was a 5 but it isn't! I'm not old enough to be grown up or of pensionable age, but apparently I will be in 2010. Oh well, there's plenty of life in the old girl yet and I have things to do, people to see, and some more life to live, so I'll just carry on as if I was still 18-ish!

No photos I'm afraid ... nothing to show as it's all packed ready for Shepton, although I suppose I could show you a clear, uncluttered, empty, unsullied, sitting room floor ... but I won't!!!!

Have a super Easter weekend. Apparently in Shepton Mallet the weather is going to be dire, so we'll see whether anyone turns out for the Fair or whether they all stay home and eat chocolate. I'm not saying which I'd rather do ...


Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Hi Sue,
Firstly, congratulations to Gillie, she must be so thrilled - I hope the completion happens without a hitch. I'm sure she will be a regular visitor to the goings on at the Bath & West Showground!

And 'HAPPY BIRTHDAY!' to you Sue. (I think you are teasing and your next Birthday-but-one really does have a 5 in front!) Have a lovely day tomorrow - working!
I'll bring you a little something to Shepton on Saturday - if the snow doesn't keep me away!!

See you then!
Niki x

LiLi M. said...

Hi Sue!! Hava a very nice birthday..Ah age is only a number. You are young by heart and that's the most important isn't it?
Wishing you a very happy and not too cold Easter too!

periwinkle said...

Don.t we all wish we were sylph like. Hope you have a lovely day tomorrow and that the birthday fairy is good to you
lisa x

the homely year said...

Hi, hope your fair goes well and that the weather is better than predicted. And Happy Birthday!
Margaret and Noreen

Bug's granny said...

Happy Birthday Sue!

(BTW - the big six 0 is not so bad - from one who knows! In fact this week I have finally 'come out' as grey - wld rather spend my ££ on vintage textiles etc rather than bottles of blond!)

OH and I may brave the cold and visit Shepton tomorrow - so hope to see you then. Otherwise will be in touch to confirm our meet at the Dairy House.

Many Happy Returns for today!

aka Bug's granny

Lucy Bloom said...

Hi Sue, hope you're having a lovely birthday - not working too hard. I think you should buy yourself something lovely at Shepton Mallet - if you manage to get away from your stall at all. Hope you sell loads,
Lucy x

Rosie said...

Hope you had a Happy Birthay and enjoy your Easter weekend. If I were anywhere near Shepron Mallet I would venture out to see you but as I'm not I'll be staying in and eating all my chocolate eggs.

OhSoVintage said...

Happy birthday for yesterday, Sue. You are very busy, as usual. I hope you have an enjoyable & profitable time at Shepton this weekend.

see you there! said...

Hope you have (or had) a wonderful birthday. Spring like weather would be wonderful wouldn't it?


Ex-Shammickite said...

I seem to have missed your birthday, so belated good wishes from Canada and I hope you had a super day, with lots of pampering and breakfast in bed! So your next bithday doesn't have a 5 in front... well, it must be a 4!!!!
Congratulations to Gillie on the purchase of her new house, all very exciting! And how nice to have her nearby, I can tell you two are going to have lots of fun bargain hunting together.
And Good Luck, Bonne Chance, on your Dairy House project, you must be so excited! And a little nervous?

Nonnie said...

Oh I'm so late in reading this I see your Birthday has been and gone. Hope you had a really lovely day. Also hope the Shepton Fair was a success although if the weather was anything like we had in Oxfordshire you probably didn't get too many visitors. Well done to Gillie for finding her new home so quickly. Great that she is so near to you!

Cherry Menlove said...

Happy belated birthday Sue! I hope you had a wonderful speacial day and that Easter was kind to you and offered you rest as well as chocolate!

Lots of love

Cherry xoxox

HORIZON said...

Sorry l missed your birthday- Happy belated one though!! :)x
You sound so positive about everything- hope it rubs off on me. You're always so busy and l think that is what keeps you young.

cd&m said...

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday dear Sue
Happy Birthday to you!!!

Anonymous said...

Hope you had a really lovely birthday, as for unromantic pressies if it means not having to get the purse out I'm all for them!