IMG_2862We have arrived in our new house and I am finally back on air. The majority of the boxes have been unpacked, my study set up, the iMac plugged in and then a hiccup…. Where’s the mouse?

Where’s the flipping mouse gone? Frantic search for well over an hour saying quietly to myself: ‘don’t panic, don’t panic’. I knew it was somewhere safe but it was in such a safe place that even I was completely unable to find it, until on the third circuit of all the likely packing places I found it. Then a further momentary memory glitch… what’s the password?

So here we are – turning a house into a home and feeling very much ‘at home’. Me and my dear wife Charlotte currently feeling our age, hobbling around with aching  backs thanks to all the lifting and carrying of boxes and the shifting of furniture.

On one level the worst is done, we have emerged at the other end of the tunnel having safely negotiated the process of ‘moving’, but as Charlotte says (and she’s invariably right) it will take six months before we are properly sorted and we find a home for everything and get some pictures up on the wall etc.

Meanwhile this is the start of getting my life back on track with a bit of time each day now to browse WordPress and re-establish contact with all of you whose work I am used to seeing and enjoying and commenting on – something I have really missed for quite a few weeks. And new ground to explore with the camera.



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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20 Responses to Arrived

  1. ShimonZ says:

    may you enjoy your new home in all the ways you love to be at home, and find new pleasures too.

  2. Sue says:

    Excellent! Glad to hear you’ve moved in before Christmas, and hope you can start to relax! I felt I was getting sorted, but I’m back to chaos at present as I am having the kitchen updated. I can now cook a meal, had myself a hearty Sunday lunch today, but I’m still waiting for the tiles to be put on the walls, and the paint to be applied….ah well, there’s plenty worse off than me.

  3. shoreacres says:

    I’m so happy for the two of you. It is a process, and it will take more time, but you have time — and the worst is over, as you say. Your place probably looks as stark as that Heathrow arrivals terminal right now, but in time, it will be yours.

    • LensScaper says:

      Thanks very much Linda. We are steadily populating the house with all our possessions and the starkness of blank walls is being replaced by the pleasure of reinstated ‘memories’.

  4. poppytump says:

    In before Christmas ! Splendid Andy . Wishing you both lots of happy times ahead in your new home . So exciting . With all those new photographic wanderings to be enjoyed I can see the new year will see you torn between hanging those pictures and taking them 🙂

    • LensScaper says:

      Thank you so much for your good wishes Poppy. 2016 should be a good year I am confident. This really is a lovely house that we have found and all our stuff is fitting in very well. Next task is to book the skiing holiday for March or thereabouts.

  5. Enjoy your new home Andy. Glad to see you back.

  6. Len says:

    Hope you enjoy your new home and neighborhood. I am sure that there is a bit of excitement in the new Hooker home.

    • LensScaper says:

      Thanks so much Len. Life is exciting – a new sofa arrived yesterday, just in time for Christmas. And our daughter has promised to cook Christmas dinner for us – what a bonus that is!

  7. Chillbrook says:

    I’m so glad to hear you’re settling in Andy!

  8. Good to see you again, Andy. Glad your computer is working fine!

  9. seekraz says:

    That settling certainly is a process….congrats again on the new home. And I’m glad you found your mouse. 😉

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