Today was so emotional – i moved out of the cottage.  Everything went smoothly, storage people came, parents helped to clean each room as it was emptied, and I managed to hold it together until I saw a deer in the field opposite about 1pm.  I have this weird thing about deer in that if I see one they are lucky and managed to hold it together for about half an hour and then my dad realised i was upset…..cue trying not to blub like a child on my dad.  My parents left about two and I had my final sit on the step remembering my life here (or there, now) and I think I cried until I reached Blackford (at least 20 miles from Murthly). 

My parents had unloaded their cars of all my stuff and were so so kind, making me a coffee, they did most of the sorting out what is going where in their house and it took me a couple of hours to feel settled in.  All my laundry is done,even laundry i didn’t realise needed done and I’m on the netbook which is quite hard to type on, with a precious glass of wine and New Tricks blasting out on the tv!  Tomorrow is meeting the agent at the cottage to hand the keys back which will be fine, emotionally, as the house is now a shell, and all I have are my so many precious happy  memories. 

It’s sort of like being in limbo just now….I miss my home, sitting at my desk being able to type properly, being able to eat whenever I want.  But I couldn’t have left the cottage and got straight on a flight, I need these couple of days to mentally prepare for the even more changes I am going to go through…