No, not the Hobbit. Me.
I’m back in Cambridgeshire, with yet another new job, and have moved back into my old home. This is not what I’d expected to happen when I moved to Yorkshire at the end of last year!!
Unfortunately, the job I moved to was not the greatest of catches. For a start, it kindof sucked, and then the company I was working for announced redundancies. I wasn’t informed that I would be affected – but then, they didn’t need to tell me. My initial six months were as a temporary employee of the company, on a six month fixed term. The plan was that I would become a permanent employee after that, but of course, I had no meaningful guarantee of that, and once the redundancies were announced, all bets were off. So I started job hunting, both up North and back in the Cambridge area. As it happens, the only responses I got were for jobs back in the South, so here I am (though I have to say that, after three whole days, the company I’m now working for looks like a real winner).
So for now, the hounds and I have moved back in with my ex! Happily, I’m lucky with my exes, and we’re still good friends. In the fullness of time, he will buy my share of this place, and I will buy somewhere of my own, but for now, I’m sleeping in my old dye studio, and a lot of my furniture – not to mention all my remaining Yarnscape stock! – is in storage.
So I’ve officially changed the notice on the site’s front page to make it clear I’m not currently trading, and I’ll be taking the shop links down for now, too. I don’t know how long I’ll be officially out of business, but first he has to get a mortgage sorted, then I have to, then all the happy house buying shennanigans can commence… I do miss the dyework, though, and am sad not to be at Wonderwool Wales this weekend, either as a guest or a trader! I hope I’ll be back with a shop in the future, because I miss the dyes, though I doubt I’ll ever do it full time again.
In the meantime, I’m enjoying having a real garden to work in, and have managed to shoehorn my wheel, looms, sewing machines, fabric, yarn and fibre back into the house (which is somehow much smaller with us sleeping in separate rooms), so I think I shall wander off and spin a bit.