Packed Up

IMG_1462_WPAfter two days of packing, our house now stands half-empty and our possessions are housed on palettes within containers awaiting delivery to our new home next week.

In the process, our home of 32 years has lost its character – denuded of pictures, ornaments, books and objects, all of which had an individual history and evoked a unique memory.

A chapter is closing and a new chapter is about to begin. A page will turn.


About LensScaper

Hi - I'm a UK-based photographer who started out 45+ years ago as a lover of landscapes, inspired by my love of outdoor pursuits: skiing, walking and climbing. Now retired, I seldom leave home without a camera and I find images in unexpected places and from different genres. I work on the premise that Photography is Art and that creativity is dependent on the cultivation of 'A Seeing Eye'. I'm not averse to manipulating images to produce derivatives that may sometimes be far removed from the original.
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14 Responses to Packed Up

  1. oneowner says:

    Good luck with the move. Write if you get a chance.


  2. ehpem says:

    A huge step for you, but soon enough you will have dressed the new place with those individual histories, even if in a different order. The same elements will be rearranged to write those new chapters, familiar and yet different. I hope it goes smoothly for you.


    • LensScaper says:

      Thanks very much Ehpem. It will be enjoyable to slowly populate the new space with memories, but as you say there will be a rearrangement, a re-ordering, different items may take precedence. I’m looking forward to that phase but it will be a long task I think

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  3. shoreacres says:

    Even though I’ve moved so often, it’s alway a poignant experience at some point. It’s the in-between time that’s the hardest. Then, that page turns, and the joys and necessities of the new take over.

    The only Pickford I remember knowing about is Mary. Funny that your move should remind me of a early movie star!


    • LensScaper says:

      As always thank you Linda. We feel we are living in a lull before the ‘storm’ returns. Three more days of loading up, then the process goes into reverse and we try to find homes for everything – but at a more leisurely pace.


  4. poppytump says:

    Lots to look forward to now Andy .. such a relief when that van moves off all safely loaded . I hope you know where you put the kettle … last item out first item in .
    Exciting ! Wishing you all the best Andy .


  5. Chillbrook says:

    Wishing you and your wife all the very best in your new home Andy!


  6. Len says:

    Sad times to see the old pass by but great times for the new ones to start. Hope all is going well Andy.


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