Things are falling into place left, right and centre.

Our new home is all organised; we’ll be moving into quite the bohemian cottage – in my old street, only paces from the southern entrance to the Heath – very close to Parliament Hill. Right next door to my best friend, who’s moving back next week. Yep. Right next door, and with a big sunny garden for frolicking cats and playing children. And it really is a little cottage. Two stories, original Victorian wrought iron spiral staircase, exposed beams, a courtyard and stable gates out front, loads of character. Eeeee!


Friends are moving into our house the day after we fly out. By some miracle Astrid’s into our first choice for daycare – just up the road from our new home, in South End Green. The cats are all booked to fly up in July and Kevin’s already in the head hunter’s books.

I can barely contain my excitement about the Fashion and Textiles courses at Central Saint Martins. Heck there’s even the long dreamed of shoe design course. Surface pattern design and fabric design courses – all booked and ready for Summer School – and just a quick ride away on the 24 bus. I’ll be working up my designs on a new souped-up iMac. Poor old G5 and 23 inch monitor will simply be too big for the cottage.

Then of course there’ll be the knitting classes at Loop. Shopping at Liberty (oh yes, of course everyone knows that) and searching for The Good Wool. Money is now being saved like mad. Online fabric shopping has altogether lost its appeal.

Daydreaming about London is my new hobby. Come on June, come on!