Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A Lonesome Place on Bodmin Moor

Some of my readers will know that we have been living in the English Midlands since 2003, having moved there from Cornwall when my husband changed his job.

Our latest news is that we are moving back to Cornwall next month. We've found a lovely and very ancient farmhouse to rent, whose earliest recorded incarnation seems to date back to the early sixteenth century, and intend to live there for the foreseeable future. It's on the desolate fringes of Bodmin Moor, with moor ponies and hardy-looking sheep grazing all around us, but not too far from village life if we get lonely. The children went to see it over the weekend, and have fallen in love with the place.

We move late next month. Raw Light will continue as usual - with sporadic but hopefully interesting posts on writing and the writer's life - as soon as we have some kind of broadband connection going.

And in the midst of packing cases and general chaos, I have a major book launch still to come this week. Watch this space for details!


Jo said...

Good luck with the move, Jane. This is the first I've heard about it, but don't blame you. The house looks gorgeous and I'm envious! Hope to make it to the launch. x

Poetry Pleases! said...

Dear Jane

I hope that the move proves positive in every respect.

Best wishes from Simon

Bo said...


Sandra Norval said...

Having recently made a major move at a busy time myself, I know how you feel. Hope it all goes smoothly and have a fabulous launch!

See you again soon,

Sandra x

Carol McGrath said...

Oh dear, no more Oxon lunches but it looks lovely and no doubt fab for the kids. Have a successful move and enjoy.love carol.

Jane Holland said...

Thanks, everyone!

Carol, I will miss the Oxford RNA lunches, yes! But all good things etc. And it's not like I'm dropping off the edge of the planet. I've already booked for the RNA Conference in July, for instance, and it's unlikely I'll miss any of the fab parties. ;-)