Sunday, 27 January 2019

Hello...it's been a LONG time!

Hello Sasha People!
It has been such a long time since I have spoken to you and much has changed since 2018.
I still collect Sasha although my interest has waned as I have been busy doing other things.
We decided to downsize and moved house last autumn as my husband's health was failing. I say 'downsize' we ended up selling our house in the South East and moved to Scotland ...and bought two :)
One for my son and daughter to share in Edinburgh and one for us,our house is an ex vicarage (known in Scotland as a Manse). The house is very quirky, was built in 1860, has five bedrooms,  and two cellars. We are in the process of converting one of the cellars into a living space. I want it to look completely different from the rest of the house and plan give it an industrial/urban look, so some of my Sasha dolls will be moving on to fund my plans for the house. I will be keeping a few as I hate to have a Sasha free life, I have tried it several times and missed it dreadfully. I have missed blogging too, so plan to bore you now and again as I find I spend FAR too much time on ebay and there is so much to discover in Scotland, so I plan to visit with a Sasha or two some of Scotland's landmarks and give you an insight into this wonderful country.

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  1. Hi Simply, It's so good to hear from you! I look forward to hearing more about your home renovation plans as well as some Scottish sightseeing from a Sasha point of view. Bowie gives his regards!
    Steve

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    1. Hello Steve, Lovely to hear from you too and to know that Bowie still remembers us...he has always been a favourite of mine :) I must get back on track and catch up with your blog and see what your Sasha crew have been up to!

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  2. Hi Simples, So nice to hear from you again :) Your new house sounds lovely , I hope you share your revamp with us, you know how we love seeing what's happening at home as well as with the Sasha's.

    It's going to be great seeing Scotland via your Sasha's, although I'm off to warn The Loch Ness Monster just in case they have not improved their behavour! :) xx

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    1. Hello I have MISSED you...by that I mean the banter and insults :) It was very daunting moving from everything I had known, the toughest thing was leaving my son Elliott's grave knowing I will never see it again but comforted to know that his friend's will look after it, the other problem was getting all the dogs AND my Emma Bridgewater pottery up here all in one piece!!

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    2. Little young me ? is that you icy!!! I can imagine it was very hard to move so far away from everything and everyone you knew.
      Maybe if you think that Elliott's Grave was where you laid his body to rest but has his mum, you will always hold a part of him inside because you gave birth to him, so he, as all your children, will always be a part of you.
      When the weather warms up find a corner/ place in the garden and place a nice bench and plant flowers in the colours Elliott liked and then , you can go to that spot and sit and think of Elliot's grave and 'spend ' time there, it may help.
      How many dogs did you have to take? I've lost count and you've probably added another couple while we weren't watching! Now you could have sent all the Emma Bridgewater Pottery here, I'd have looked after it :) I hope you are going to have space to have lots of it out on display.. I'll want to see photos! ... Now I feel a poem coming on...... ;) lol

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    3. Sis, that is a FANTASTIC idea...I was feeling a little sad the other day about leaving him behind, but you have given me an ideal solution...thank you so much for that.
      Eight dogs came up with us and if you have ever travelled with a French Bulldog (we have four) you will know they fart like mad and it smells bad :) 400 pieces of Bridgewater travelled up safely except a lid got lost unpacking but we did well!!

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  3. Hi Ronny, and welcome back to the world of blogging....and welcome to your new home in Scotland. I hope you'll be very happy there.
    I look forward to hearing about your refurbishments and also seeing Scotland through the eyes of your Sashas.
    Good luck with dolly selling too.
    Hugs xx

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    1. Thank you so much S! I don't know how you made the move to Spain :)
      Love to the dogs I hope they are all alive and kicking...and taking up all the space on the sofa :)

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  4. So good of you to post. I do hope you find time to photograph and share pictures of your Sashas in their new home and the surrounding areas.

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    1. Thanks Julie! As I am planning to go 'cold Turkey' and not buy anything on ebay for the month of February I hope to occupy myself blogging instead :)

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  5. Good to have you back blogging again and congratulations on your big move to Scotland, not so good that your husband's health isn't good though. I'm glad you've still got some Sasha's in your collection (along with all that pottery). Being far away from your son's grave is hard (I'm far away from my parents & brother, so I know) but Dee's suggestion is a good compromise, you're never far from them in your heart. Your description of travelling with 4 French bulldogs made me chuckle. I love Edinburgh (have been several times on work trips and once on a family holiday trip).

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    1. Thank you so much DollMum for your lovely message and kind thoughts, Sasha people are, I am sure, some of the nicest people in the universe! I am sorry to hear you have lost so many people close to you and I agree Dee's idea is a really good one...don't tell her that though or she will never let me live it down!!

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  6. How wonderful to read your post Ronny! I am late commenting and I find I don’t check blogs as often as I should so please excuse my tardiness. I love thinking of you in Scotland in a previous vicarage. I have had dreams of doing just what you are doing and so I am thrilled for you and your family. I am also glad that some Sasha’s are with you and will stay in your new home. Looking forward to your posts and sending you much love. ❤️ xxx

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  7. TOTALLY missed this post until now... although I was aware of your move UP NORTH! Pleased to note that you all haven't frozen to death up there after enjoying the warmth of the south for all those years.
    Buying two houses for the price of one sounds like a good way of finally getting the kids to move out and be independent.
    Love the sound of your new home (my family home was built in 1750s and also had five bedrooms and two cellars!) plus look forward to seeing all the planned renovations as they take place...and viewing Scotland through the eyes of some of your Sasha Crew. (Fritz, Ross, Sophie and Miss Lippy?)
    Better health wishes to your husband.

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