When we moved to Savannah last year – one year to the day! – I expected to downsize our belongings and upsize the laid-back posture of our lives. But getting to know this town has taken every bit of energy we can muster. There is SO MUCH to do! People to meet, places to explore, even finding the quiet moments has taken planning and discipline to make it happen.
Of late there have been house and garden tours. Does everyone have a free-standing tub? How much tile am I willing to tear up to make room for this sublime bathing experience?
How about adding a resident swan to the pool? I love house tours!
Dinners, parties, art exhibits (who knew that Winston Churchill’s paintings were so darn impressive!), bike rides, luncheons….. We gave a party earlier this month, called PWP. A Party with a Purpose. I love this idea. We raised money for the American Cancer Society. The Chairmen of the committee decided to go with the Cinco de Mayo theme. Fun and festive. I laughed and said, “but my house is more English tea party!” No matter, it was great fun. Just hang some Mexican flags, lanterns, put out the maracas and get your local florist to give your table some JAZZ! The Blooming Idiot in Savannah, found some great, colorful flowers to make the table say MEXICO! It took some bright flowers to take your eye away from 18th century painting and panettiere! I hope it worked. We were happy to welcome our neighbors to our down sized home for margaritas and Mexican food while raising funds and awareness.
Many activities that we have been involved with are drawing to a close as Summer begins early in Savannah. I hope to have more unscheduled hours to follow the light with my camera, listen to some birdsong, play in the garden. How about….read a book! Are you planning your Summer yet?
What a fun and exciting year you’ve had. I like to think that if we ever left our sweet little neighborhood of 32 years, I would embrace meeting new people and doing things. I love home tours, it’s always a way to borrow a great idea or two! Enjoy your weekend and congratulations on your 1 year anniversary in Savannah. I started reading your blog just as you were making the move. So, I guess I need to celebrate too! 🙂
As I said to Pauline, it wasn’t all easy….. but change is never easy, or it wasn’t really a change!
Wow – you have found happiness in Savannah. Good for you. 🙂 Spring is still in full swing here which means lots of gardening chores, sore back, and dirty nails. Life is good. 🙂
Aching back and dirty hands = bliss, yes?
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That is a lovely idea, you obviously had great fun! You are certainly getting the most out of your move, good for you!
I am trying! It wasn’t all easy!
Happy Anniversary, Jayne! What an exciting year of discovery in Savannah! I began reading your blog while you were packing for the big move. So, it’s been a whole year now! Continued happiness in your new home! ♡
Hello Jayne, I’ve enjoyed reading about your experiences of Savannah as you gradually discovered your new area over the course of the last year. As for free-standing baths, we do have one, but it’s against a wall on one side. It’s extra special because placed at the head, a Kentia (Howea Forsteriana) gracefully arches its large palm leaves over the bath, it’s a very exotic way to have a bubble bath!
I want that tub. I REALLY want that tub. We miss you terribly, but are glad that you are enjoying your new place. It was comforting to see some of your CT pieces in your Savannah home.