23 May 2009

The last post

At last Nick and I are moving house, after eighteen months of trying to line up buying and selling in a falling market, when most people had decided to sit it out or build an extension.

We've had several disappointments: a couple of houses where it turned out that the vendors weren't anywhere near ready to move when we were, and another where we had doubts about its condition but also decided, after a second visit, that it was too small. We've veered between South and East Belfast, agonising about whether East is too far out, or whether we were going to have to pay way over the odds to stay in the South of the city (of course we were).

But finally the search is over. Our new house is lovely, but we've compromised on location. In other words, we've been priced out of South Belfast and are going East, to the borders of Belmont and Strandtown, not far from where my great-great-grandfather lived when he came to Belfast in the 1860s. We've lived in Stranmillis for nine years and have enjoyed it, but now we're both looking forward to exploring our new neighbourhood.

There are only two disadvantages. First, a longer journey to work; and second, I can no longer keep a South Belfast Diary. So this is the last post. After a short break to settle in, I'll be back with a new blog, accessible from this one of course.

8 comments:

d@\/e said...

I wish you both well on your move to the East and look forward to reading your new blog.

Wisewebwoman said...

Bon chance on the move, Jenny and I look forward to your new blog!
XO
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Jenny Muir said...

Thanks to both of you!

WorldbyStorm said...

Very sorry to see you stopping if only for a while... you'll be missed. Good luck with the move...

Jenny Muir said...

Thanks WBS - the boxes are piling up now, packed I must say by the removal guys and not by me.

The problem with having a location-specific blog name is, of course, that it might change....

Baino said...

Good luck to you both. Always exciting making a move and looking forward to the reincarnation of the blog! (maybe a couple of photos too?)

Jenny Muir said...

Thanks Baino, Kate and Maire - the move has happened, chaos is gradually subsiding and I really like my new house and neighbourhood. More in the new blog!

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