"" the girl who makes things: Goodbye UK!

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Goodbye UK!

So, on the eve of finding out whether this country will continue to be the UK as we know it, my boyfriend and I are saying goodbye to our hometown Leeds and taking off to Lisbon, Portugal. Lest I get overly emotional, I'll keep this post short and sweet.

Leeds Town Hall

It's hard to say goodbye to a city I've grown to love. I've always been a Yorkshire girl and despite my frequent moanings about the terrible weather, this really is a beautiful part of the world and I'll miss it.

I honestly don't know what the next few months are going to be like. I guess it'll be a crazy time with lots of adjusting to the new environment. I'm excited though. I'm excited about the new people I'll meet, the new city I'll get to know and the new language I'll (hopefully) get a chance to learn.

There's one thing that won't change though: this blog. The power of the internet is that I can take this amazing sewing community with me anywhere in the world. Me and my little red sewing machine will continue to make content for this blog so I ain't goin anywhere yet!

The only downside is that I won't get another opportunity to meet the wonderful bloggers I've met in the past few months. Of course I'll also look on enviously as the London and Birmingham meetups happen. But then again, there's always opportunities to for meet ups in the future when I come back to England. And who knows, I might even find an untapped group of Portuguese sewcialists to hang out with.

I have two more makes to blog about - I'm just waiting to get them photographed and then they'll be up. From now on you'll be seeing me set against the backdrop of Lisbon. In fact I might even take this blog in a slightly different direction and include some more posts about Portuguese culture. You know, just to mix things up a bit. So for now my friends, adeus! See you on the other side.


  1. Have and amazing time Rachael! Looking forward to seeing photos in your new surroundings :)

  2. Millions of luck in Portugal, you'll be brilliant!!