Tuesday, 8 December 2009




Moving residence is akin to deciding what to take on a backpacking trip when one can only take certain items. I downsized my living area and purged my belongings as I tend to pack-rat items. When I worked overseas for two years I learned how to live out of a couple of suitcases, and somehow when I returned to Canada the packratting began again. Spaces had to be filled up with something in a North American sized apartment as those in London tend to be small (the bachelor flat in South Kensington was like a match-box).

Now my re-organization will begin while I spend more time at my writing, reading the review book copies and taking life a little easier.

It's nice to be back to the blogosphere.

Photo Credit: x-ray CC=nc-nd-flickr. Click to enlarge.

19 comments:

Phoenix C. said...

Good to have you back, Barbara! Hope you settle in well in your new home, and I wish you lots of happiness there.

David Cranmer said...

And it's nice to have you back.

I'm absolutely the same way. I'm living out of a couple of suitcases right now but have two storage units of pack rat items stored away.

Ruahines said...

Kia ora Barbara,
Godd for the soul to have a clean out now and then and so how little we really need. Good to have you back. Happy Holidays.
Aroha,
Robb

Pam said...

Welcome back Barbara! Glad the move went well. I always think unpacking is much more fun that packing - deciding where to put things, everything finding a new place, and sometimes discarding even more! Wishing you all the best in your new residence.

Bernita said...

Packrats unite!
Glad you're back.

Sepiru Chris said...

Hi Barbara,

Moving is always tough, but settling in to a new place with new opportunities is always fun.

Good luck.

Tschuess,
Chris

Gary's third pottery blog said...

HA! Missed ya.

Teresa said...

Gorgeous picture, Barbara. Welcome back to the blogosphere. I hope your move was successful.

Charles Gramlich said...

Welcome back indeed. I've got to do some cleaning and organizing in my office over Christmas break as well. I can't get to all my reference stuff.

Reb said...

Welcome back. A move is a good time to clear out some stuff. I have the pack-rat tendency myself - I blame it on my parents who were raised in the dirty thirties with the idea that if it still has life it may come in handy down the road.

Barbara Martin said...

Bernita, now that you are back blogging I will continue with the history posts you like so much.

Barbara Martin said...

As to purging the old, something will arrive in its place.

Mihai (Dark Wolf) said...

It is very nice to have you back, Barbara :)

Gallow said...

Excellent choice in photo. I love the clouds.

Fran├žois said...

Good writing Barbara!
The photograph is very nice.

Good weekend to you.

Leah J. Utas said...

I was so sure I left a comment yesterday. Oh well. Good to see you back.

Barbara Martin said...

Leah, you probbly did about the time my computer crashed.

Rick said...

Nice to have you back, Barbara. We missed you!

L.A. Mitchell said...

Nice to have you back, Barbara. I, too, have been a sporadic blogger of late. I look forward to your photos so much. They're eye candy for my muse :)