Thursday, 30 October 2014

Settling in

Well, as you may remember dear reader, the last blogpost (some time ago now) mentioned that me and the Wifey were in the process of moving. Well guess what? We've moved!!!! Words can't describe how happy we are, we are now situated in a lovely part of the county in the more rural parts of Mid-Suffolk near a town called Eye. We have a semi-detached property but, unlike our home in Ipswich, we are surround by fields on 3 sides of our new home. No more rumbling trains at the bottom of the garden or unruly neighbours who have disregard for everyone but themselves. The night skies here are lit only by the stars themselves and the Milky Way can be seen quite clearly thanks to there being such little light pollution. Our garden is bigger and has 3 mature apple trees, 1 mature pear and 1 young pear tree. As you can imagine, we are so happy and grateful for our good fortune. 

So, as you can imagine, I'm living a naturalists dream at the moment, with the countryside literally on my doorstep. Already, I have recorded a Common pipistrelle bat which was one of the first things I spotted flying past the window. Other creatures include Red Admirals, Commas, Wrens, Chaffinch's, Blue and Great tits, Pied Wagtails, Buzzards, a Buff-tail bumblebee nest in the middle of our strawberry patch, wasps and hoverflies galore. However, the summer is over and the insects are now few and far between, yet I await next spring with such eagerness, I almost shake as I write this.

Unfortunately, the blog will also be a little few and far between for the time being, as I hope you can imagine, there are many jobs that need to be done whilst settling in to the new home. So the naturalist side of me has to sit on the back burner for a while, unless I'm at work of course. 

So even though this is just a short post, it's just to let you know that I haven't forgot or abandoned you, perish the thought. No, it's just a post to touch base and let you know that normal service will be resumed in the future, and as soon as we're all settled, I'll let you in on some of my new projects that I'm planning for next year!!! Watch this space!

Till then dear reader, I will give you some idea to the lovely place I'm in, with this morning view from my bedroom window.

Till next time, keep safe, keep smiling.


  1. A great post, you described the same emotions I experienced myself when I moved from the Leeds area down to West Bergholt in th 1970's. It was like I had died and gone to heaven. I have just repeated the experience when we moved from Canberra into our retirement home on the coast of New South Wales. I bet you feel like pinching yourself to make sure you are not dreaming. I am looking forward to reading the next instalment.

  2. Your new place sounds so much better, I couldn't live in a town.. Look at that wonderful view, it certainly is bliss! Enjoy every moment :o)