Wednesday, September 05, 2007


We have just arrived back from a wonderful holiday in the area around Lake Garda in Italy. It was so good to get away for a while...sun, water, relaxation and exploring were so enjoyed by all of us after the troubles that have marked our lives lately. We are soon leaving this much loved house behind us and moving to a nearby town where 2 of my children go to school - Bad St. Leonhard. We have found a large appartment there to rent and I am about to get started on painting the walls as they are all white...and that doesn´t even count as a colour as far as I´m concerned. We will have moved in by the 1st of October and although I´m really looking forward to living somewhere a little more livelier and practical than here and decorating and making a new start with Erich and the children, it is breaking my heart to leave this house. I have a song on my ipod - I have no idea who the artist is - and one line is "it will be just as quiet when I leave, as it was when I first got here"...time to go and make some noise somewhere new.


Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Looks like you had a lovely holiday. My husband and I are going to Lake Como in November, this will be our first time in Italy.

I know you will be sad to leave your beautiful home, but making a new start is the way forward.

I have tried to email you, don;t know if it reached you.

Anonymous said...

Oh my heart breaks to hear you really need to go. Is it a real no garden kind of apartment?I so look forward to you stamping your mark on the blank canvas!

daisies said...

what a wonderful holidy :) new beginnings are so wonderful and yet they tug at the heart in such sad ways too ... hugs!

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Found this on web after doing a search..the Song is Called Quiet by Rachael Yamagata....Hug for you..don't be too sad.

Michelle said...

So glad you had a fantastic Holiday!! I love Lake Garda too!

I am sure you will have created and made a fabulous family home for you and your family in the apartment. I am sure it will be a positive thing for you all -
love and thoughts

mormar said...

I am sorry that you have to move from your home. maybe it will end up being a good thing for everyone.
Who knows, but I wish you the best of luck.
I am glad you had such a good vacation, everyone looks so happy!!

Anonymous said...

Sorry about your move - start making some noise with those wall colors :-) Your vacation pictures are just lovely - esp. the moon kiss :-)

Colorsonmymind said...

What gorgeous pictures. Glad the vacation was beautiful.

Moving is always hard. It will end up well I hope.

Kali said...

ahhh Italy ~ your holiday and pictures sound and look great!
I wish you good luck on your move and i'm sure it will all work out for the best.
Happy days to you.
Kali :)
p.s. the picture of you and Erich is so beautiful.

Laini Taylor said...

Claudia, I'm so sorry to hear you're leaving your wonderful house! But I know that you will turn the next place into a marvelous home filled with color and love! The Italy pics are fabulous!

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meghan said...

WOW - big changes! How are you doing??? I know that you will be able to make a beautiful home wherever you are but I know how sad you will be to leave your house. Take good care of you.