I know the last post said I was at the end of an era, but it's not the end of this blog! Sorry I haven’t posted for a while, I’ve been a bit busy. Since my last post I have moved house, been camping and half decorated a study.
My parents came down to Swansea and picked up all my stuff for me, taking it back to Manchester and dumping it in my room. I went off to Cropredy camping for 3 days and had an amazing time celebrating Fairport's 40th Birthday in a completely sold out Cropredy. I then came back to Swansea for one night to celebrate another birthday, although 10 years younger, before catching a train back to Manchester. Arriving in my room at home, I was greeted by boxes, rucksacks, suitcases and plastic bags – all with my stuff in! I'm only actually living in Manchester for 3 weeks, but there was no way I could live in the room in that state, for more than about a day. So I then spent several days unpacking and sorting through not only the stuff I had in Swansea, but the stuff that I hadn't taken to uni in the first place! My room is thankfully now a lot more live-able in, although as my dad says – it seems to be the only tidy room in the house! I did leave some of my stuff in my room… honestly… I have also chucked / recycled / given to charity, loads of stuff, and safely secured the parts of my childhood I wanted to keep.
This week my Dad has been starting to decorate the study room behind our garage. He tends to be notoriously slow about these things, and it has been one of the causes of stress in this house recently, so whenever I'm not sorting stuff or doing SCM stuff, I have been helping him out with it. The wall paper has mostly been stripped off, on the walls and the ceiling, and everything needs fresh paper applying (there are too many cracks in the walls to paint them and the ceiling needed redoing thanks to a leaky roof). My Dad suddenly realised that I was going away tomorrow and would be unable to help him, and the ceiling paper will need 2 people to apply it. So he said either we paper it tonight or we leave it for 2 weeks until I'm back. And I know which my Mum would prefer… Only problem is that we haven't bought any paper yet. So tonight we're off wallpaper shopping and will probably be up late wall papering the ceiling. Fun, fun fun!
Anyway, I'd better be off. Hope to see some readers at Greenbelt – I'm all packed for it because I'm going there via Swansea tomorrow! Ooh, exciting…