Good day everyone. I am here! And you have no idea how happy I am about that. Lots has been going on behind the scenes, things have changed, the blog has moved and I have been away for a bit.
But here I am, ready to GO again.
You may or may not have noticed that I have been absent a bit and then my blog was absent, as in you might have not been able to reach it. That’s because I have moved the whole thing over to a new home on the web. And like every move, moving your blog involves so many steps, and so much can go wrong….
But we made it to the other end…….
I wrote this post Sunday evening. Thinking everything was all right. Only to notice on Monday that although the post was published on my blog, it wasn’t delivered anywhere, so no one was effectively seeing it. I have been working all week to try and find out what the issue was and resolve it. Since you are reading this in your reader or in your email inbox, I guess I got it to work. I hope……
It was time for a change, but I dreaded it. So I postponed it as long as I could. Until things where starting the creek and crack at every turn, faucets started to leak and the roof blew a hole, and it really was time to relocate things.
This time around I decided not to DIY everything myself, so I hired some professionals. It was right after the end of my little lamp makeover series. I had not one but two projects waiting in the wings for you guys, but I thought it best not to move the furniture while the movers were packing everything up.
The movers were swift and efficient all right, except they started packing a bit later than I thought. Keeping my blog on holdup even longer. When my ‘stuff’ had moved to the new home, I had to do the unpacking, checking if nothing was left behind, figuring out in which box the keys were, sending out moving notices across the globe, and making sure everything was hooked up again.
And it worked! As always it was more involved than I thought beforehand, but I am so glad I did it. You may not see much difference but hopefully you will notice it. Because everything should be much faster and smoother for you guys too.
But sometimes, your forget a detail in a move like this. So if you notice anything wonky, or jerky or not working, please let me know so I can figure out how to fix it!
Anyway. All this back office stuff kept me from blogging for a week. And then my Love and I went away for a romantic weekend.
So I unplugged myself from the laptop, only used my phone as a camera and spent two days strolling the cobbled streets of Haarlem with my favorite guy.
It was so wonderful.
Haarlem is on the other side of the country and one of those truly old ‘Dutch’ cities as is clearly visible in the architecture. Yet it is kind of a provincial town too, with a walkable city center, lots of pubs and restaurants and even more lovely little shops to browse in. Perfect town for a romantic getaway.
I showed great restraint and only bought a few little things. I had them all gift wrapped, just for me
Do you do that? Have things gift wrapped even when you are buying it for yourself? I do it all the time.
Anyway. I am glad to be back. And I will be back soon to show you those projects I had waiting for you all this time. In the mean time enjoy the music of the street organ…