I have been quiet on here for a couple of weeks, I know. Since my latest novel appeared in March, I needed a break from (major) writing. Even blog posts were too much; I wanted to clear my head.
Instagram captions have been for a few weeks about all the writing I could manage.
We also traveled over here to the U.S. on April 18:
The second reason for the quiet is we were busy here completing/closing the sale of our house we have owned since 2009 in the Catskills. Our personal world has changed quite a lot (my mother dying in 2015; my wife’s parents having died in 2020 and 2021) in recent years. We decided it was the time to sell it.
So as I write this quite a few of our worldly possessions will soon be on a container ship that will navigate the Atlantic heading for England.
In some ways we are naturally sad to part with the house. (We had it built.) However, we have a bunch of other things we also want to do. Moreover when we travel here to the U.S. we want to spend more time with my father (who will soon be 81 and lives 120 miles – 200 kms – away from it in Pennsylvania) and not to have to be concerned also about the distant house.
So it is a new era now in some ways. Change is inevitable in life. Have a good day, wherever you are in the world. 🙂