I’m Moving To Manchester… Today

I feel a bit bad that I haven’t told you all this before, however as you read this I will be in a van with all my books and other bumph (mainly books) and heading up north. As you all know my health has been on the blink of late and so while that gets sorted and various other factors are going on I decided the northern lights of home and family were just what Dr Savidge would order. In fact my aunty is a Dr Savidge and she definitely thinks that I am doing the right thing, so there you have it – it must be true.

London and I have had a wonderful decade and a bit together (11 and a half years) but I think anyone who knows me has guessed that the love has started to fade and I have been getting bored of spending ridiculous amounts of money getting from a to b, let alone paying rent and all that gubbins. It leaves little time to stop and think and that’s what I intend, and quite possibly need, to do over the next few weeks/months.

While I sort out my new abode and get settled the blog is probably going to be a little quieter than usual, which might also be another thing I need (he says now and yet will probably blog just as much, ha). I fancy some sporadic posts rather than the daily ones though with lots of books to read over the festive period and other goings on I am sure I will have a lot to report back to you all regularly.

Those of you who see me in the flesh and haven’t known, though some of you have, I am sorry I just didn’t really want to make a big fuss. There is also the fact that I may just be back (to London I mean not the blog – that’s going nowhere) … you have been warned!!!

Talk to you, probably with a broader northern accent, soon!

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24 responses to “I’m Moving To Manchester… Today

  1. Good luck with moving home. You know best what is good for you. I also hope your health issues are worked out fully – all the best once again on the move!

  2. gaskella

    Good luck with the move Simon. Hope you are able to get fit and healthy soon, and enjoy Manchester.

  3. Moving always sucks, but it sounds like this will be a good thing to do for your health. More relaxation? Bring it on!

  4. JoV

    Good luck with the move! I lived in Manchester for awhile, it is just as exciting. Hope you have fun time with families and relatives. Merry Christmas!

  5. Erika W.

    My best wishes to you. This belongs earlier but my half brother had an enormous wooden chest for his toys which had to be opened and shut for him–he wouldn’t go near it. He had read the Grimm fairy tale of “Jorinda and Jorindel” where a wicked stepmother beheads a little child with just such a chest and buries him under a garden tree. There my poor little 9 year old brother was with a new step mother…

  6. don’t blame you simon ,much better up north :),all the best stu

  7. Good luck with the move, Simon! You alluded to this in an email recently but I didn’t realise it was a done deal; it’s all very exciting & I hope that it is just what you need.

    Manchester is a fabulous city & one where I spent a lot of time a few years ago when my boyfriend was working there & living in Didsbury. Enjoy! Perhaps you can meet up with Nymeth while she is living there.

  8. Good luck with the move! I’m in the process of preparing to move home after two very stressful years away that have been filled with an odd assortment of illnesses. Like you, I’m looking forward to being home near my family and getting healthy again!

  9. Bet

    Blessings on your move, Simon; hope it isn’t too stressful and that being near your relatives is restorative. Don’t feel obligated about the blog. Do what you have to do (and don’t do what you don’t have to do!) to get yourself well again.

  10. I’ve recently moved to Manchester too, and I’m loving it! Hope you enjoy returning to the North 🙂 x

  11. Best of luck! I lived near Manchester until last year — it’s a great city and you should find plenty to enjoy. Hope all goes well with the move and with your health.

  12. Good luck with the move! I hope it all goes well.

  13. EllenB

    I am sure you are doing the right thing for all the right reasons. A person always knows when home is best. I knew. Been there, done that and all became well.

  14. Best of the luck with the move, Simon. And I hope you return to your former healthy splendor very soon. x

  15. Good luck with the move. I hope it goes well and that it helps with the health problems and everything else.

  16. novelinsights

    I’m going to miss having you just a few (well quite a few) tube stops away, but am looking forward to coming to visit you up North.

    Did those boxes hold together in the end with all the books in them? 🙂

  17. Eva

    Hope the move goes smoothly Simon! And that it helps your health!

  18. Congratulations! I’ll be moving more that way in a few months and GASP this is the first time I’ve mentioned it “in our circle”

  19. Good luck with the move. It is amazing how much more everything costs in London. I hope you enjoy life in Manchester – it is a lovely city 🙂

  20. Dot

    Good luck with the move Simon, it’s nice to be closer to family, I hope you and all your books settle well into your new home!

  21. WHAT????!!! The first time I’ve been able to log onto your blog in a month (wordpress is banned in China, and I’ve arrived in Australia today) and I find out you’re moving ‘ooop north’!! Oh my. When am I going to see you again? I’ll miss our natters and our pre-meets for book group.

    Good luck with it all… hope it goes swimmingly and helps you on the road to good health.

    Kim

  22. I hope your move has gone well. Manchester is an amazing city I much prefer it to London, as you mentioned got lots of swanky flats to check out. A family friend of mine had a beautiful flat in a converted victorian warehouse, loved it so much! Coincidently that same family friend now lives in London and wants to move back to Manchester again!

  23. Wow – good luck Simon!

  24. Hope that you feel better soon.

    Is that a picture of Salford Quays? I was there a few years ago. I was very impressed!

    Plus, near my friend’s flat, there was unexploded bomb from WWII. The bomb squad came out to take it away.

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