Leaving Paradise [not quite]

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Well I am neither leaving nor going to paradise..
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But I did find a new home!!!
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Oh my.. I cannot tell you how relieved I am... I have to tell you though it took all my will power not to accept an apartment I saw that had water views every window... beautiful white white space and hardwood floors.. but.. it was tiny.... so tiny I would need to store my furniture.. but also.. it was overly expensive and up four flights of stairs... willpower wasn't such a problem when visualizing a move up four flights of stairs.. huh!
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What I did find was a small villa with a little yard... nothing flash.. but... reasonably priced.. and my own little garden!!! woo hoo!!! I feel amazingly lucky to have been the successful applicant.. It was the first place I saw and there were a dozen other applicants.. so really ... luck was on my side.. that.. and all those positives vibes you guys sent out into the universe for me!!!
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...So soon .. I will be in my new little villa...
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'Villa Ruby' ??
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Hopefully my next move will be into my own home.. sometime in the not too distant future I hope.. So I will keep dreaming of those sea views... Meanwhile I'm putting together some more greek island photos for your viewing pleasure
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Thank You once again everyone for you well wishes ...
... You are the best!!!
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Julie b

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IMAGE SOURCE: Photography, text and altered images by me - [Being Ruby]
[The Greek Islands - Paros - 1996]
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56 comments:

Ellie said...

I am so thrilled for you; oooh, a garden, growing things, makes me happy! I hope you, too will enjoy the Secret Garden meditation! xXx

oldgreymare said...

Woo Hoo!

Again....

z

Anne Marie said...

yeah Julie!! I can't wait to see more "villa Ruby".....how very exciting for you.......and I truly (truly!) hope you are feeling better now - physically....
have a great Sunday!!

Jane said...

Yes I think it is a good idea not to be seduced by those water views. They charge an arm and a leg for them don't they. Exciting about the little garden - you can grow herbs, the perfect climate for it. xoxo

Simply Mel said...

Julie ~

Hope you have an extra cot, I'm coming to visit! And I'm really good in the garden too!

Congratulations on your new 'villa'!

Bisous,
Melissa

becky at abbeystyle said...

Yahoo, Julie! You've done...I'm so relieved! I can't imagine being in a pool of 12 applicants for a home and waiting for the results. But you WON!!!! Yay!!!!

The Moerks said...

Congratulations on finding a new home. I hope it brings you much joy and contentment.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Congratulations 'Villa Ruby' on securing your Villa...great news!!! Keep Dreaming Gal of your Sea Views...they'll come I'm sure...Dzintra♥x

Jacqueline said...

Oh Julie,
It sounds perfect. How wonderful for you to have a little space to sit in, outside. I think that this villa is definitely meant to be and you will have so much more space. I'm so pleased for you. I think that space is much more important than decoration, don't you ? I know that you are going to be really happy there. Try to take it slowly when you move and get as many people as you can to help you. XXXX

Flick, said...

I am so happy for you! Yay... that was a really quick search too.. it sounds cute, and a little garden will be really nice! Hopefully you can relax, and settle in there soon..
:) Flick

Francine Gardner said...

Congratulations on your new "villa"...it sounds delightful

Alison said...

Julie how wonderful that you have finally found a new home. Sounds perfect
Alison

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Soo happy for you Julie! I am looking forward pictures of your garden. Love the image you have here! Have a great day!
:)

Desde my ventana said...

Congratulations Julie,
Lucky you , you have your own garden and have to arrange a new house!!! ... it's always very exciting and creative. They wait for you a few weeks of activity and of illusion.
I wish the better thing to you
Hugs
Cecilia

Jayne said...

I am so pleased you found somewhere - it sounds like the new place will be great. And your own garden! No matter the size, that will be your little patch of the world. And just imagine how awful it would be to carry groceries up four flights of stairs!

erin said...

YIPPIE SKIPPIE and a big WOO HOO!! i am so excited for you and to have a garden! you will love having a place to dig in the earth. best wishes on the move, sweety.
erin
love that photo so much!

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

I'm so glad,Julie! Of course I knew, haha!!!

Stephanie said...

I am so glad that it worked out for you and in record time too! I know you'll make your new space fabulous - you have such an artistic eye it will definitely be homey and chic!( And NOW I have talked myself into coming for a visit! lol! No worries though, you are safe - I am entirely too far away.) Good luck with the move. I love that peak of the water in the photo - a great shot!

Giulia said...

Tanti auguri, bella Julie-Ruby!

xoxo

Susan & GG

Zuzu said...

When I left a comment w/ your last post, I thought of saying something like - you never know, the universe could be booting you out of one spot into a much nicer one.

Villa Ruby sounds pretty great! :)

June said...

Julie I am so happy to hear this news. I hope the move is an easy one for you. And a garden too...that will be wonderful! I am so glad luck was on your side in being able to secure the little villa!!!!
hugs to you from here

..going nowhere to nowhere... said...

wish I could come and help. It sounds wonderful Julie....a Villa..how
romantic.

mise said...

The blogosphere's blessings on Villa Ruby and may it be home to many happy hours of image creation and shelves and shelves of giveaway wins.

Gintare said...

Congratulations! That sounds like an amazing place!

JBeaudetStudios said...

Hi Julie! I'm so happy for you! It sounds like a great place! I can't wait to see more Greek Island photos! Take care! Jennifer:)

red ticking said...

any place you live will be special xx pam

sharon said...

So glad you're sorted! Wishing you lots of happiness in Villa Ruby and your new courtyard.
Sharon

Trish @ A dream house for Trish said...

YAY!!! Thats fantastic, Good luk with the move!!!

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Julie I've been out of the blogging cosmos for about a month now & glad I popped in to hear your great news. Your "villa" sounds absolutely divine and you sound very happy. I'm sorry you've been ill and all the other technical issues, but I do think you came out on top. You got the perfect place to call home. I've missed you & I love what you've done with your blog. Looks terrific. All my best to you my dear. xx deb

nerines said...

Congratulations! I'm thrilled for you. Sounds great. And that picture! Terrific! Glad your back. xo :)

theoldboathouse said...

Hello Julie dear, what a fantastic picture! I hope you have a lovely day my dear, you realize for the next few weeks you will become obsessed with finding boxes...free, clean boxes that is to move all those things we don,t realize we have until it comes time to box them up and move them haha. Cheers katherine

Renee Finberg said...

you would get very tired of that apartment in a short time.
the 4 flights of stairs....?
no way.

love you xx

Val said...

congratulations for villa Ruby,I'm sure you'll make beautiful things in this house and may be wonderful photos of the garden!
val

Lise said...

Ask and you shall receive. Congrats on the new place, as always love the image and can't wait to see more of Greece.
Lisa xx

Shellbelle said...

Woohoo! What great news to start the week with! What a relief to have found something so quickly and with a yard, very cool!

Luiza said...

I´m soooo happy for you!!!
See, now you´ll even have your own garden =).
How nice!!!
And, Julie, your photo is gorgeous!!!

Love/
Luiza

julietk said...

It sounds lovely I hope you have a wonderful time there. I am sure (well almost) we will get to see it ;-)
Visit me this sat for a giveaway with A fanciful twist's Mad tea Party, bye for now.

Gretchen said...

glad you found a great place! Moving is always so stressful! Enjoy a new clean slate!

Beach House Living said...

A little villa of one's own. How wonderful. Will you still be near the cockatoo's? I know I keep asking about them but that post was so funny about all of you screaming and I've never seen more then a 1-2 at a time.

Nevin said...

YEEEEEEYYYY!!! That is a good news my dear. Enjoy new home, sound perfect for me. Hugs XXXX

Greet said...

Julie,
I am so glad you have found "your" home!! It gives a good feeling, isn't it! Will you post a picture of the "Villa Ruby"!!
I wish you a lot of success in your new home! Make it cozy and charming!!! I know you will do!
A big hug,
Greet

Elisa, Croatia said...

Hi! I came via Angie's blog and your image of 'leaving paradise' WOW it's amazing. Greece is on my bucket list.

Splendid Willow said...

I was going to say that - Villa Ruby! Congratulations my friend! It is all good karma!

And a garden too! You will love it! And your new neighbors will love you!

ox, Mon

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Oh Julie that image is incredible!!! You should definitely sell that one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
xxx

Exquisite Accessories said...

Hi Julie, I am sooooooo pleased for you thats fantastic news so looking forward to seeing your new home, you will share wont you ? Happy moving :)

Les Cotrions said...

I've been a bit absent too...but...congratulations!!!! You have a new home!!! That sounds exciting!!!! You'll have a big work to do now, but...it's marvellous decorating a new home!
I'm very happy for you!!!
A nice day Julie!

Anonymous said...

Hi Julie,
I love drooling over your blog. Do you sell any of your photography prints? If yes, can you point me in the right direction where I can purchase some?
Cheers
Shareen

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Shareen
Thanks so much for your comments.. I may set up an etsy shop soon.. after I move house.. meanwhile if you'd like to email me beingruby@gmail.com... I'd love to hear which prints you are interested in..
Thanks again for you interest! ... Julie

Pooch Morning Glory said...

yay ruby! your new place sounds beautiful. i think moving can be exciting. i am excited to move now. september for me.
~pooch x

Dash said...

Julie, Villa Ruby sounds adorable and I know you will make it beautiful and so lucky getting a garden space, no matter if it's small you will be able to turn it into a haven. Your own home won't be far off, just keep going with your art and your sea views will become a reality.
XXX

Pooch Morning Glory said...

ps. i love the clash reference
~pooch x

simon said...

great news Julie! :o)

Erre54 said...

thanks for your blog
Ciao from Italia
R

Jeanne said...

Villa Ruby!!! I love it Julie..I think you have a new series :)

Jeanne xx

Berta F said...

Dear Ruby, Thank you very much for your affectionate comments for our baby Alejandra ..... your you are very affectionate .... I want to say to you that I adore Santorini .... and one of my dreams ... when in a future ..... I already do not have to work ... it is to live two months in Santorini ... and to rent one of these white houses .... with the whole blue sea in front of the house ...... a dream ...¡¡¡¡ Un abrazo Berta

Angie Muresan said...

Consider yourself warned, dear Julie, for I am coming to visit your villa. Thinking of you! Hugs, love and wishes for a beautiful weekend.