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.

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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'.
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14 Responses to Packed Up

  1. oneowner says:

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

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  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.

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    • 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!

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    • 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.

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  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 .

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  5. Chillbrook says:

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

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  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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