Well, it’s all change here, or it will be in a few weeks time. We’re on the move to a new house, a new village and a new venture!
We realised quite a while ago that our house in Portpatrick is a bit too big for us. We didn’t come here with the intention of running a B&B, but we ended up doing it as a way of earning some money while we built up our creative businesses. However, it has turned out that running a B&B, even with just two rooms, doesn’t leave enough time and energy to do the creative stuff alongside it. So we have spent a year or so pondering and dreaming, visualising and brainstorming and trying to work out what shape we really want our future to take.
It starts with a serious bit of downsizing as our new home is much, much smaller. I’ve gradually been clearing clutter, selling unwanted furniture and passing on unused craft stash and sorting through books. I’ve also been streamlining our websites because our new house is not in Portpatrick, so we won’t be trading as Portpatrick Studios for much longer. If you go to www.portpatrickstudios.com, you will see that it is now a gateway to our other websites and social media pages. My fine art is now for sale at www.glendawaterworth.com.
We are still going to be in the Rhins of Galloway and we will still have a beautiful sea view. I shall tell you more about the new house and the grand vision for our future at a later stage. For now, we have a few B&B bookings left in the calendar, followed by, what will probably be quite a manic few weeks of packing! We have a provisional moving date of late October, so I think that might be a good excuse for a Bonfire Night housewarming party!
There’s a lot of B&B stuff (crockery, table linen, furniture, bedding, etc) that we won’t be needing at the new house, so we are having a one day Open House sale on Sunday 8th October – details will be on Facebook and on www.portpatrickstudios.com nearer the time. I’ll also be running a sale in a couple of week’s time on my paintings, prints and cards – simply to try and clear some stock prior to the move. If you’re not already on the mailing list, you’ll find the ‘Subscribe to my newsletter’ link in the footer below and I’ll make sure you have all the details when we’re ready to go.
House move number 40 coming up – wish us luck!!