Moving Backward to Go Forward…

By Alison September 15, 2016 9 Comments 4 Min Read

Oh but is so very good to be back! Here I am again… back in my spiritual home. My laptop on my knee and a cup of minty green tea at my side. It is unseasonably sunny today. Though my heart yearns for the russet gold of Autumn, an Indian Summer seems to be upon us and I am trying so very hard not to wish it away.
I have in fact being wishing away so many of my days lately. Wishing my house was sold (it is!). Wishing the pain in my chest would go away (it has!). Wishing the Summer holidays were over so I could reclaim my routine and myself (they are!). Wishing it was time to move into the new house (just two weeks to go now!)… Watching the amazing work carried out by the RANDY JEFFCOAT BUILDERS has made me so excited to spend my future in a house I helped design.
That old adage I repeat so frequently, this too shall pass, turned out to be so very true. I guess it is just a matter of believing that this is simply the nature of all things: nothing lasts for always. Faith in that during hard times would I think, make all the difference and yet so often we are too paralyzed by fear, to do much beyond wring our hands and weep when no-one else is looking.
And still I cannot help but ache for Autumn: for a few weeks in to the future when the hurly-burly of the packing, unpacking and enduring two house moves in as many months is finally over and done with and I greet the dark morning of late October with candles and cosy warmth, in our new house. I have wanted to move house for years since we currently live on a difficult block. I have thought about getting the house demolished and re-built but we wanted to relocate anyway. Our new house is beautiful and I can’t wait to move in soon!
Impatient though I may be, I no longer feel petrified by stress, and though I swear my doctor’s face lit up with excitement when I told him I had both a pain in my left arm and a peculiar tingling in my left breast, I am rather hoping that all the heart tests and scans he has got me lined up for will reveal nothing more than the pain and movement of the hiatus hernia I have got tucked away in my chest wall. I feel so much better. I am back to practicing the rather comical version of yoga I indulge myself with, and though I am still struggling to eat much, I am nibbling at a number of mini-meals each day and remembering to have the voice inside my head speak kindlier words to myself daily. We women are so very hard on ourselves aren’t we?
Here on BrocanteHome I have finally got around to making a few of the changes so many of you have requested. As sometimes we have to move backward to move forward, the home page has gone, so you can once again hop straight in to the blog; all the Salon and Living Room resources are now living on one lovely page; and there is a log in and log out button right there on the menu bar so you don’t have to waste time hunting around for a way into our inner sanctum anymore.
There is much to catch up on and it has been nothing short of infuriating to not have been able to throw myself in to writing recently. But I am here now. Though I may have to come and go according to the whims of moving house and having working broadband in the process, I am here again. In mind if not always in body…
Autumn, dear darling Autumn cannot come soon enough.

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  1. Paula says:

    I am searching for the right link to be able to subscribe to either the salon or the drawing room in British pounds.
    Please would you publish this link for me? Thank you!

    1. Alison May says:

      Hi Paula, I’m afraid the memberships are only available in dollars at the moment and paypal automatically does the conversion for you?
      The sign up page is below and at the moment the prices are as follows:
      The salon Monthly is £15.00 (approx)
      The Salon Annual is £127.00 (approx)
      The Living Room is £11.00 (approx)
      Hope this helps.x

  2. Barbara Brown says:

    Welcome back Alison! So happy that everything is “falling ” 😉 into place for you ! Love the page update ! Happy Autumn ! <3

  3. Martha says:

    Welcome back!

  4. Carol-Anne says:

    So nice to see a new post from you!

  5. Annene says:

    I was happy to see a new post! Praying for a smooth move and looking forward to posts about and pics of your new home.☺️

  6. esther says:

    Welcome back! Glad you are ok now,and good luck with the move!

  7. Jennie says:

    So happy to see you back Alison. Love the new/old look blog. Good luck with the move. Jennie

  8. Gena King says:

    Hello Beautiful! so glad to hear things are looking up for you, the site is looking better I admit it had me a little confused (doesnt take much!)xx

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