Thursday, July 09, 2015

The End

Update: Now regularly posting on my new blog Niki Fretwell.
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On June 29th, my blog was 9 years old. 
Also on June 29th we began a rather epic 4 day move to our new home... 
As anyone who has moved house will know, it is a stressful process. We have been through several ups and downs over the past year, but finally the moving date was set and we hardly dare breath until the completion phone calls were made...
All our worldly good were packed onto a large lorry and trailer and finally after a day and a half, The Stone House lay bare...

















It has been a happy family home for us all, but times change and now it's just hubby and me, we are ready for a new challenge...
So as my blog reaches its natural end, I'd just like to thank all who have visited over the past 9 years. It has been a great experience to keep my blog journal and it has been wonderful to share over 1200 post with you. 
I am overjoyed to say that we have now moved-in to our dream home down a narrow little lane, in peaceful, rural Devon, (something we have always hoped and yearned for)...A bit of a project, but one we wholeheartedly embrace...
A new and more private lifestyle awaits and so after having the internet connected to our home today, I bid you farewell from my blog.
Thank you,
Love Niki xx
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75 comments:

  1. Oh I will miss you
    Julie xxxxxxxxxx

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  2. Noooo ... I'll miss your lovely blog!
    All the best in your new home.
    M x

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    1. Thanks M - Hope to bump into you at a fair or two...
      Niki xx

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  3. I can't believe you have left blog, I was looking forward to a tour of the new home, will you keep an on line presence on Pinterest ? Sacre blue blog will never be the same again.
    Well Niki I have enjoyed all your posts and wish you well on your new journey in life. Keep in touch .... Some how.

    Best wishes always Ginny xx

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  4. Will miss this slice of Heaven, Niki.
    Wishing you all the best for your new life ahead.
    Zxx

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  5. Sad day in blogland. I will miss you and all your creativity. Will you continue selling online or is that ended also? Thanks so much for the many years of sharing. Many blessings to you and your new chapter in life. I hope this isn't good-bye forever but maybe a reprieve.....:)

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  6. Niki, This is a sad day for those of us who have enjoyed every photo, every story, your home and garden, your store and most of all your creations. But, I am so happy you are ending up where you have wanted to be. Thank you so much for all you have given us! Enjoy your new home, your new life and your family. . . . Thank you.

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    1. Thank you Willow for your kind wishes. You have always been a great supporter of my blog and I appreciate all the time you have spent here.
      I hope life will be equally as kind to you too,
      Take care, Niki x

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  7. Hello Ann,
    Thank you for your comment. I need some time away from everything to decide what's next...
    The house is a huge undertaking - it and the garden being a full time job in its own right...
    The fairs and selling on-line have become difficult and so I need the time to think...
    For now I am going to enjoy the summer in our new home.
    Best wishes,
    Niki

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  8. Hi Ginny,
    Thank you for your comment on my blog...
    If truth be known, moving house has been the best way to draw a line under my blog – It was no longer making me happy and I often felt I was talking to no one!
    I really do want a more private life. The house and garden are a fulltime job in themselves and I don’t want the distraction of constantly updating a blog...It is very time-consuming and life is short...I want to enjoy the seasons and this wonderful part of unspoilt Devon.

    Not sure about Pinterest yet...I will continue to pin for inspiration, but possibly not my own home...
    Also, I've found it to be almost impossible to make a living at ‘vintage’ these days, so I'm looking forward to some time away to think...

    Happy to keep in touch via email though! 
    Hope all is well with you,
    Niki xx

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  9. I wish you every happiness in your new home. It's sad to see you leaving Blogland but I hope the future holds wonderful things for you both. Xx

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  10. I am very sad to say farewell, have enjoyed you here and at the fairs so very much. Your old home was gorgeous and inspirational, and I wish you all the best in your new one. We used to live in Devon, a lovely place. Will miss you. Enjoy summer and hopefully you may feel like doing a few special fairs in the future. All the best. x

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  11. All the best Niki in wherever your "new" vintage life takes you, xx

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  12. Oh Niki, are you sure this is the end of your blogging days? How sad! May be you will take some pictures of your "project" progress and let us know how you are getting on :-)
    But for now - good luck in your new home, my best wishes,
    xx

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  13. Hi Niki.
    A hug and good luck in your new life in Devon (wonderful)!
    I hope to read more of your post ;o)
    *Maristella*.
    (with translator)

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  14. Niki , I've just read your blog post ( from the shop ) 🐝 And although I'm sad I totally understand just how much time , love and creativity goes into each post ! I agree blog land has gone very silent , just now and it can sometimes feel as though your writing to your self ! It's not true in your instance as I and many others have been reading and loving your blog from the very start , me lovely ! Please take time for you and hubby and be well and happy ! There is an awful lot of us ' blog gals ' on Instagram now , which is so fulfilling and rewarding without the time and effort of the blog .. Please come and find us all ! 😙 I'm missing you already !

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    1. Maria ( Rosey tinted spectacles ) .& Bumble bee at the hive blog . Take care x

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  15. A sad goodbye I have been following your blog for many years. I wish you well in your future endeavours. Your blog will be missed by so many. Have a happy life with hubby and those lovely children and grandchildren. Au revoir

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  16. Rebecca10:51 am

    All of the above and more Niki, I truly hope you and your hubby have a wonderful life in your new home, Im sure you will make it a lovely unique place together and your girls and grandies will love it too. All the very best xxxxx

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  17. I'm so sad ....will miss you greatly. Best to you and hubby.

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  18. Oh Niki I did not realise that you were ending your blog.I have SO enjoyed all the things that you have posted and to see the pictures of your empty beautiful house made me SO envious of the new owner,how I wish it was me!!! I am so sad that we will not get to see your new home and all that you do to make it beautiful,thankyou very much for taking the time to visit my blog it meant so much to "know" such a creative person.God bless you and your family.Kind Regards Pamx.

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  19. Oh no`!! Just as I return after years - you leave - but your house looks amazing - Good Luck and Bon Voyage!!!

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  20. Your blog was one of the first I ever read and have read it for several years. I almost cried when you wrote you were leaving blogging. I hope you change your mind, but if you don't, I hope you have a very happy life in your beautiful new home.

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  21. Anonymous4:35 pm

    It was lovely. Thank you.

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  22. Oh Niki, I have been wondering what to say since you published this post. I wish you and your family all the very best and much happiness in your new home and would like to thank you for all the pleasure your blog has given to so many of us over the past 9 years. I do so hope that if you decide to start selling your gorgeous creations again one day, you will be kind enough to let us know? I'm still thinking of Aubretia! Lots of love from Jackie x

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  23. Anonymous6:56 pm

    I'll miss you in my bloglist-wish you all the best in life-best regards from germany Birgit

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  24. Hello Niki,
    I'm sure when you'll be fine in your new home,
    in a few months, you will return to blogging ..... at least I hope so !!
    For now, good life !!
    Love Susy x

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    1. Hi Susy,
      Sorry, this is the end of my blog - The garden we have inherited is a huge undertaking and I doubt we shall ever tame it, so I will no longer have hours to spare blogging...
      Thanks for all your visits here, Niki

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  25. So so very happy for you both. Sending love and warmest wishes. And some day I look forward to sharing tea on the lawn! Be happy beautiful. xxxxxx

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    1. Thanks T! xx Hope you are well and happy :) N x

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  26. So very sorry to hear that you are leaving blogland. Like many others here I have enjoyed your blog from the beginning, and of course you encouraged and inspired me to start blogging too! Your new life will be a great adventure, and I cannot wait to hear more about your new home when I see you next. Lizzie xxx

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    1. Hi Lizzie - Thanks for your kind words. Hope to see you in October, if not before... :)
      Niki xx

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  27. Hi Niki, Sorry to see the end of your blog..enjoyed it all..and the things I have purchased frpm you on line. Good Luck in the new house, warm regards Sue S x

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  28. Niki, I wish you much happiness in your new home. I will miss your lovely blog, I have enjoyed it thru the years.
    Best wishes,
    Dorothy

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  29. You did it! well done sweetie! I so know where you are coming from...the new house looks delightful Niki. You enjoy it! Life is too short to be tied down doing something you no longer love. Here's to knew beginnings :) Love to you both xx

    Love Happy xxx

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  30. Take care and good luck with your new home and stage in your life. Love Helen, Darcy, Bingley & Fred xxxx

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  31. I hope you change your mind! Well, if you don't, I hope you have a very happy life in your beautiful new home.
    Congrats and enjoy!

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  32. Your new home is magic! I like light space and greens around.

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  33. How's your new blog going?

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    1. Fine thank you - I use it to advertise my handmade products and fairs I am attending.
      I prefer to use Instagram to network and keep in contact with like-minded people and friends.
      Niki

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