It's four months now since we moved house and life is gradually settling down. Many people
hearing our plans to downsize admitted that they couldn't go through "all that again" and I agreed to some extent because of the sheer upheaval. Yes, there were boxes lying about for weeks and we were constantly loosing things or thinking we'd lost stuff but after the unpacking, a few alterations (boarded loft space with ladder and hard flooring in the hallway) and a few furniture changes we're almost done.
We met old friends last week (who we hadn't seen since before the move) and they were very interested in the story of the move. A delightful comment brought us back to the reason why we first contemplated the move: “We heard you'd moved because you want more time to play!”
Once upon a time marathon shopping, gardening and DIY sessions used to dominate our 'leisure time'. Now we have started to go for walks in the evening, read more, go out spontaneously (sometimes midweek), cook from scratch, and even start a blog. Not exactly play but a whole lot more fun than the hamster wheel of acquisition, maintenance and duty we were once on. It's a start anyway.
How about you? Do you get time to play? What would you like to make more time for?
I'd love to hear your comments.