I'm over here!
Now that I have your attention...
Gidday HQ has moved to pastures new.
Last weekend there were keys to exchange, cupboards to clean, movers to step around and goodbyes to say as I farewelled my little front window, climbed aboard the moving van and set off to begin a new chapter on the other side of the river.
As with all good moves, not everything went according to plan but I have arrived and can confirm I am safely ensconsed in the North London suburb of Finchley.
|Day 1 - Morning: Many many many boxes to unpack|
|Day 1 - Evening: Kitchen done!|
No it's Finchley peeps. Sometimes known as Church End but really, it's just Finchley. Bit like 'just Kym' (no it's not short for Kymberley). But I think I will call it Fabulous Finchley for I am determined that life's next chapter will be filled with all things fabulous.
So yesterday it was time to explore my new neighbourhood (that is the one beyond my easy 5 minute commute to the station....ah bliss!)
Let's start with a stroll along the street where I live...
|The street where I live - look at that Autumn colour!|
|Luxury Desserts - what's not to like?|
|An unexpected patch of green right by the road.|
|Doesn't this make you want to kick up the leaves and hear them rustle underfoot?|
|The local...church I mean|
Desperately seeking dongle (and door stops actually) as I was, I gave a cursory glance to the myriad of fruit markets, continental food stores, factory outlets and tat shops that spilled out onto the footpath. Until a sweet, sweet sight brought a smile to my face...
|Mr Simms is in North Finchley too!|
|Mr Simms in Kingston - a joyous discovery last year|
Which meant more bags (supplied by moi of course - we love to reuse) to carry home.
Which meant the bus - 10 minutes to go 5 stops versus the 25 minute bag-free wander north earlier.
I think I'm gonna like it here.
Aah, Finchley. Fabulous already!