My name is Veronica and I have started this blog just before my partner and I are due to move from Manchester to Lincolnshire. I have been here over 20 years and he has lived here much longer, besides having family from here before that. We are swapping a terrace house and two allotments for a house with a big garden in a village on the edge of the Lincolnshire fens.
I’ve been wanting to move to somewhere more rural for some time, partly just to have more light and space, partly so that we can grow food and keep chickens in the back garden instead of at a city allotment.
We are leaving many good friends behind. So I plan to write here to keep them in touch with how we are doing in the new place – as well as to see if it’s fun to write a blog. I hope to dress it up in time with images of fields and sky (lots of that), churches and windmills perhaps and, come the summer, chickens in the garden.
This is the street we are leaving, taken on 8/12/2012 in fleeting winter sunshine: Victorian terraces, walled backyards and not enough light in the houses – but I like the street because you can see lots of sky and there are allotments and a park at one end, behind where I am standing in the picture. And the neighbours are very friendly!