The next chapter: Bidding adieu to London

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January can be a sad little month.

One filled with the realisation that woman cannot live on cheeseboards and chocolate alone (cue hot-footing it to the gym to burn off the post-Christmas indulges), a month that is decidedly soggy weather-wise and one where the bank balance is deflated.

But it can also mark new beginnings. I must admit I’ve been a bad little blogger this month. The last you heard from me was in 2015! But I’ve had other things taking precedence in the last few weeks and almost 18 months to the day since I wrote this post about moving to the big smoke I’m writing once again about moving on to pastures new. Houses of Parliament London I’m leaving the bright lights of the big city and moving to Birmingham to take up the news editor role at a press agency. I’m very sad to be leaving my lovely work colleagues and friends behind but the time was right for me to move on.

Many a weekend this January has been spent flat-hunting and I finally bagged a beaut (pics to come!)

Last Saturday I paid a farewell visit to Wimbledon Village and instead of picking up practical things like boxes and bleach (for packing/to give the place a deep clean before I depart) I bought a vintage cape and another novelty handbag. Definitely got my priorities right.

Sunday was meant to be the day I got my act together and start packing. I did manage to sort four boxes out but not before spending the large part of the day bingeing on Netflix and eating toast.

I’ll be writing much more regularly from mid-February onwards, so make sure you keep checking in to see my latest finds, outfits and Brummy-based musings.

7 Responses to The next chapter: Bidding adieu to London

  1. Best of luck in your new position!

  2. Charlotte says:

    Yay, come join us in Brum! Congrats on the new job.

    • manc_vintage says:

      Yay! I now know the grand total of one other person there:D … and thanks!

      • Charlotte says:

        We’ve just started having a sewcialist meeting one evening a month so if you can make one of those you can meet lots of people:) And there are other meet-ups, etc. normally going on. x

  3. I love, and can really relate to, your assessment of January in terms of dealing with the ramifications of one’s indulgences (of all sorts) during the holiday season. In a lot of ways, I often feel like we need January as buffer month of sorts to recoup/move on from (even if such things were positive for us) Christmastime and the previous year as a whole. In that regard, the older I get, the more early February often feels like the unofficial start of the year for me.

    I really hope that this exciting new chapter of your life goes wonderfully for you and that 2016 proves to be a great, rewarding and very enjoyable year from start to finish.

    ♥ Jessica

  4. Porcelina says:

    Best of luck with the move, I look forward to hearing about your new antics (and purchases, I mean that’s what it’s all about!!) x

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