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Monday, 15 February 2010

THE TIME HAS COME........


TO MAKE MY BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!

I AM MOVING TO KAZAKHSTAN!!

Well, not just me, my husband as well.........he is the reason we are moving, he has a new job there. It has taken quite a while for all the details to be ironed out which is why I haven't said anything about it out here in blogland but now all the arrangements are finally coming together the time has come to share the news!
I know most of you are going to react with WHERE???? So, Kazakhstan is the 9th biggest country in the world, a former Soviet state, original home of the tulip and the apple, apparently, and an exciting place.....well for me it is!
We are going to be living in Almaty, the former capital, which is right over in the east of the country very close to the Chinese border. The picture above is of the Orthodox Russian cathedral in Almaty.
Stuart should be going in about 4 weeks time and I will follow a few weeks after that, the end of April should see us both there and settling into a new life.
This blog will be carrying on and I will no doubt be posting pics of our new surroundings!!

26 comments:

kjjc said...

OMG what about the workshops at Paddys and your days with Sarah and your time with Wendy? Goodness me. However, I wish you and Stuart all the best and look forward to seeing regular updates on here.Is this a permanent move?

Heavens2Betsy said...

How very exciting. Great to be having new adventures. I'm very relieved to hear that your blog will still be running so that we can all come along for the journey with you! All the best.

Wendy said...

Go check out the shopping and I will get my flight booked!!

Athena said...

I wish you both a happy and safe journey.
I look forward seeing the pictures.

I too am glad that you'll blog will still running although I hear that you'll be dearly missed at workshops.

Best of luck!

Susie Jefferson said...

My goodness, Sue, you never do things by halves do you! A leap into the unknown - good for you. I look forward to some amazing photographs and blog posts telling us all about it.

I'm wondering... are you going to take the entire studio? I can the two weeks after your DH has left and before you travel being an absolute storm of packing. Good luck and bon voyage.

Laura said...

Gobsmacked! My first thought is "how will you move all your crafting stuff" I need to know incase I ever move. It is the biggest reason not to move! Will you have your own room for creating in? Please keep us informed about these things. Good luck to you! Very exciting but the UK will miss you and your classes!

AngelaC said...

What an exotic and exciting new venture for you Sue! However, how will you manage to transport all your crafting stuff as well as everything else?? I wonder if there are any craft shops there... good job you can order online! All good wishes for the move - look forward to seeing some new influences in your work!

Artyjen said...

Good grief!! That's a bit different from moving to Malaga!! LOL....wishing you a safe and happy time there.
xoxo

Dylan said...

I didn,t know there was a call for peel off instructors over there.!You learn something new every day..!!! lmao. see you soon missy xx

Helen said...

Wow!! Good luck with that - what a challenge. Glad to hear we'll still be able to get the blog updates. All the very best.

Sid said...

By Gum !! What a fab adventure for you both. Hope all goes well and looking forward to know how you are settling in.

Wonder what the craft scene is like there?

herminesplace said...

WOW that is big news. Wishing you all the luck and a safe trip. Take care. Luckely for all of us you will be blogging!!

alcoholinky said...

we'll all be over for a class as soon as you set them up!! have a safe trip and hope you settle in smoothly. very much looking forward to updates on Kazakstan life

Cath Wilson said...

I had heard on the grapevine, Sue but I really do wish you well in your future. I'm sure you'll make the most of whatever there is there- that's who you are - so enjoy!! Be good and don't forget us!!

Cath

Linda Elbourne said...

Oh my word ... what a fabulous adventure ... here's wishing you and yours a safe journey and the best of everything X

Sheilagh (60 x60) said...

WOW!!!
Amazing, hope you have a great time, how long will you be there?

I never gopt to do a class with you flippin 'eck!!

Good Luck and Keep Safe

Sheilagh

Burnice said...

Well it finally happened then. I shall soooooo miss your classes and the laughs we had. Wishing you and Stuart and safe journey and all the very best for this new chapter in your life. Loving the building by the way - bet you "metal" that before long !!
Hope you return to these shores very soon.
Love from Burnice x

DymphieM said...

Good luck Sue! Please keep us posted with all the wonderful things you will explore. Wishing you a safe journey.

rachelemiliejackson said...

Поздравляю!
Very best wishes for such a wonderful adventure,
Rachel.

chrisg said...

Oh mygoodness ... amazing opportunity for both of you. Good luck to you both in whatever you do.
Now I've had a good clear up and i've new shelves up - so if you would like someone to look after your crafty bits n pieces for you while your away just give me a shout LOL

DonnaMundinger said...

OMG, what an exciting adventure! Wonder how the craft shopping is there? LOL Bet you'll be finding all kinds of inspiration! Best of luck and will be anxious to hear about all of the details. xxD

Lynne said...

Wow, that is a big announcement. I enjoyed my workshop with you at the Stamp Attic so am sorry there won't be any more but but wish you well for the future and look forward to reading all about it here.

Carol said...

I'm thrilled for you and Stuart! What an experience. A new life; new culture; new food; new surroundings.
The chance of a LIFETIME! Oh and the architecture!!!Goodness! The icons within the churches. You're gonna have a grand time. P.S. I love the journal page! Its great!

Hels Sheridan said...

Blimey hun, and I thought I was making a "big" move by going up a county LOL .... All the very very very best....much love x

craftytrog said...

Looks like a beautiful place Sue, lots of gothic architecture to please you I dare say! I wish you both all the best!
Alison xx

Katharine said...

It is a heck of a long way too come for classes Sue. Good luck to both of you.