Leaving on a jet plane…

Well, well well..lookie what we have a here. A long overdue post, and a big announcement as well. I’ve been spending the last few months working on a few life changes and finally it’s time to come clean. No, sadly it’s not a lottery win, or a baby (as it seems is quite a common blogger ‘life changer’), but rather a relocation. Pillar Box Post was created as a way to catalog my love of my life…which was a step out of the ordinary as a born-American, that lived in London and my journey of becoming legally and emotionally a citizen of both the US and the UK. But now that things were just finally settling down, why not shake things up a bit? Perhaps accept a job relocation to New York City!? Which is exactly what we are doing. In three. short. weeks!! Eeek!!

I won’t bore you with all the details, but the short version is that the design agency I previously designed for is opening an office on 5th Avenue and I am heading off to see to all things creative! So the past few months have been spent organizing, and then organizing…oh and a bit more organizing so that David and Olive can enter the USA with me. Things are really starting to kick up a notch now and fall into place, so hopefully posts will be happening a bit more frequently. Obviously, I’ll have new things to keep an eye on as I learn New York, but I hope to keep a foot firmly planted in the English side as well. I think I need that to make this transition a little less weepy! This opportunity fell on my lap, when I wasn’t looking for it, and I’m very happy to be doing it. I feel no wrong can come from it, but it is emotional, as I don’t feel like I’m going home…as here is home, but where is here and well I could talk this around in circles. I’m not American, I’m not British…I’m both, and well that’s probably a good place to be! So here’s to Kensington, home of the Pillar Box Post v1…roll on West Village, home to Pillar Box Post, the future!

 

Well so much for being less weepy, just got a bit emotional reading this post before I published…oops! So let’s concentrate on something a bit cheerier – Olive’s method of transportation– a stripey inner tube! I thought this post needed something a bit fun, so I set to work this weekend to bring our move to life. And what did I come up with? Olive floating across the pond, without parental supervision. Sheesh, well at least she took the luggage with her as well…which is unusual, because from my experience she isn’t the most helpful of puppies!

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Illustrations by Pillar Box Post

 

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  • the Inveterate Optimist said on July 17, 2011 10:56 pm

    Wow! Here’s to your new adventure on this side of the Pond. Cheers – and please keep us posted. tIO xx

     
     
  • Clare said on July 17, 2011 11:47 pm

    Loving Olive on a lifebelt… As one expat to another (sort of) we can’t wait for you to come over! And for anyone reading this, Britters has lent her genius to our website and logo, http://www.thebriarcliffmotel.com…such a clever girl…Cx

     
     
  • Clare said on July 17, 2011 11:47 pm

    Loving Olive on a lifebelt… As one expat to another (sort of) we can’t wait for you to come over! And for anyone reading this, Britters has lent her genius to our website and logo, http://www.thebriarcliffmotel.com... such a clever girl…Cx

     
     
  • Richard Proctor said on July 17, 2011 11:50 pm

    Cliff, your cute, furry progeny is up in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, anticipating the arrival of his Mom with his silk hankie waving.

    And Clare & Richard eagerly await David. These toilets don’t clean themselves you know.

     
     
  • Theresa said on July 18, 2011 4:59 am

    Oh my word!!! That sounds amazing and I am so excited for you (and for us to get to know a little bit about your move). Since London AND New York are my favourite cities your relocation is quite exciting for me and I am looking forward to your posts from New York! Congratulations to this big change!!!

     
     
  • Louisa said on July 18, 2011 8:01 am

    Have a wonderful time and send loads of love to our fab friends down the road from you in NY…Good luck with the move.xxxx

     
     
  • eithne said on July 18, 2011 8:15 am

    Well I, for one of many, will miss you , David and my holiday pal Olive. She can come to the beach anytime, now she has a lifebelt.
    Wish you tons of love and am sure you will go from strength to strength.
    NewYork will now be known as:
    THE BIG OLIVE !!!!!
    xxxx

     
     
  • Darcy said on July 18, 2011 3:10 pm

    We are waiting with open arms!

     
     
  • Jason @ Chesterfield sofa said on July 19, 2011 10:46 pm

    Good luck over there.

    Don’t get too American! We’ve spent ages Anglicizing you!

     
     
  • Interior design Guildford said on July 20, 2011 2:43 pm

    have a great time, i have always wanted to go to NYC

     
     
  • Wrenaissance Art said on July 21, 2011 12:22 am

    How exciting!
    Best of luck on the move and the job promotion. The illustration is very cute, btw.

     
     
  • wall tiles said on July 27, 2011 12:34 pm

    Sounds like a great opportunity, hope you have an amazing time

     
     
 

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