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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Coming up for air

Wowee!  That turned out to be a much longer break than I thought.  Hello everybody!  Happy New Year!  I've missed everyone.  I got a lovely email from a reader today (hello Kathy) asking how life was in the House of NKK and it finally gave me the push I needed to get back at it.

Where, oh where, to start?  I haven't even looked at my blog in the last two months, so logging in today and seeing 5th Avenue in the late Autumn light from my last post made me realise again what a long, long way Mr. P and I have come since last I wrote.  So much to catch up on.  And I promise I will come soon to the voyage home and the House by the Sea and our new adventure.  But I've just looked back at some of the photos and instead I wondered if you'd like a tour of our old apartment before it was all packed up?  (If you're anything like me, there's nothing quite like a nose around someone's house.)

Okay, so we had an open plan living/dining kitchen area which, even now that I see it again, I can't quite believe we lived in (those views!).

 At the other end of the room was the dining area and kitchen.  And the chair I sat in to read or knit.

 We set up an office in the second bedroom with a comfy sofa bed (no, really, they do exist).

And the view from here was breathtaking...

... whatever the weather...

And back in November, the movers came and the whole place got packed up and sent ahead of us...

...until there was nothing left and it didn't feel like ours anymore.

And now all our things have arrived and we have rooms and rooms to put them in (relatively speaking).  We're still surrounded by boxes (we have discovered that we didn't factor in much storage when we did all the building work here).  But we are getting there slowly.  Much much more on that another day.

For now, it's just nice to be back in Blogland.  Looking forward to catching up on what you've all been doing.



  1. So glad to hear that all is well. Loved seeing your NYC digs and can't wait for a look-in at the new place. Am a big DIY fan and that little glimpse you gave of the House by the Sea has me all curious about what you will do with the place. Good luck.
    Michigan USA

  2. How funny, just the other week I was wondering to myself how you were doing (I was making my bed and putting the owl cushion in its place!).

    I am crazy jealous of that place. Wow. That's the only word I can think of.

    Also - loving the little Marmite magnet on the fridge - high five!

    Very excited to see the new digs.

    Happy new year!!

  3. Ooh, welcome back and happy New Year! There were beautiful views from your apartment, I'm sure you'll miss them and I hope that the new place has good views too.

  4. Your views have changed rather dramatically now I should think!
    Hope you haven't blown away!

  5. Fantastic views, thanks for sharing photos of your old apartment. It's lovely to have you back and I look forward to reading about your new home x

  6. I was thinking about you the other day, (because I was thinking again about writing) and wondered how your move went.
    Thanks for the look around- those views took my breath away= so beautiful!!!
    welcome back

  7. Those views indeed, wow wow wow. It leaves me thinking your new place is going to be quite something to have given all that up.
    Welcome back, it's been a long time ... and a very happy and busy and satisfying and wonderful and even more happy New Year to you!
    Kate x

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  9. Sorry I made a bit of a typo! Welcome back, you have been missed, but please don't feel guilty as lots of people have taken breaks!
    The views from your apartment are absolutely stunning. I hope that your move went well and that you had a lovely Christmas and New Year. I hope that 2012 is everything you want it to be. I am so looking forward to seeing your new home, but I know you will reveal all when you are ready. Much love to you, Linda x

  10. Oh, what stupendous views of such a city! Happy New Year and welcome back. I've missed you!

  11. What an amazing apartment and awesome views. Blimey! Lovely to have you back. Off back over to the otherside of the atlantic myself today. Looking forward to reading about your new life. - Annie

  12. Your old apartment looks wonderful and I especially like the flooring and views... I'm glad you have moved home safe and sound and I look forward to seeing your house by the sea over the next year. Looking forward to your next post and wishing you a fabulous 2012 x

  13. Oooo hello my dear!!! So glad I am not the only one to neglect the blogging for a while!!! Such an amazing apartment! So are you back in blightly permanently? I was under the imoression you were staying in NYC but having seaside holiday home??? No???? I do try to keep up, I really do xxxx


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