Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Post from the Hut

It's happened. We're here and we're so happy.
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It all went so smoothly - we had heard such horror stories but the guys made it so easy - almost fun. I did buy Marks and Spencer cookies which they carried off to their lair in the van, but when they packed my kitchen, they also packed the lid of the biscuit tin which hasn't been seen since!
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Not much time - I'm just grabbing a moment between the locksmith and the electrician to show you the new pad. Thanks to Fiona, who was wonderful, we got settled and (almost) sorted very quickly. We got the key to the new place much earlier than expected so we left poor Fee, like Cinderella, mopping the floor while we went with the movers to the new place.
This is the view from my sitting room at the front of the bungalow.
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This is how it looks inside.
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The view from the back, over the vegetable garden. Will I have time to grow veg - possibly?

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We have a vine on the garage wall. Will I make wine - unlikely?
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A summerhouse. Will I sit - certainly. Possibly with a glass of wine not made by me!

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This is the back. The patio doors belong to our bedroom.
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There is a little dressing room and a bathroom off the bedroom.
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Needless to say there is a computer in there, too. It will not look this tidy for long.
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Clive has his desk in the sitting room. He had to be upgraded to a better class of desk.
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For me this is the best bit - my workroom. It has patio doors to a tiny hidden courtyard where I can dry things and burn things and stamp on things to my heart's content. Well, I can when I've been to Ikea and got all the fittings.
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I have glossed over the main bathroom and the kitchen, both of which need urgent attention. We begin with the bathroom in early January. However most of the living space is well painted and quite easy to live with.
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I like the up u rose verification - very apt and we do feel quite uplifted - just as well as we are off to Harrogate tomorrow to set up the Wessex exhibition at the K&S. The house sitter won't have Smudge to keep her complany but she is very excited about all the lovely walks here. Although only a mile from the old place, it is right on the edge of town, so lots to explore.

18 comments:

Carol said...

Wishing you many happy years in your new home :)

Amo said...

Great that it all went so smoothly and your little courtyard looks the best!

Gina said...

Looks lovely. Hope you'll be very happy there.

Edwina Sutherland said...

Looks a perfect little nest! I wish you years of happiness and creativity there!
Edwina

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Julie said...

Your new home looks lovely and how wonderful to be so near exciting walks. I do hope you and Clive will be very happy and enjoy your new home.

Gill H said...

I don't suppose you even remember doing your talk in Titchfield! I really enjoyed it and feel inspired to try lots of ideas. Thank you, both. Your new house looks lovely and I envy you that walk-in greenhouse. Hope you have many happy years in your new home

Su said...

It looks lovely, and I think that private courtyard for burning, blasting and dyeing sounds just idylic.

Su

Heather said...

Your new home looks lovely - love the little summer house and courtyard. So glad the move went well for you, and wish you both every happiness in your new surroundings.

Aussie Jo said...

Sweet!!

gilby said...

Looks lovely.Wishing you and Clive every happiness in you new home.

Genie said...

Good luck in your new home.

jackie said...

Best wishes for life in your new home.

JP said...

glad all went well - it looks lovely

chrissythreads said...

Wishing you every happiness in your new home

maggi said...

It all looks lovely and the little courtyard is going to be ideal. Wishing you much happiness in your new home.

Kate said...

Glad to see you're safely ensconsed in your new home. Wishing you many happy years there!

Robyn said...

looks fab! Congrats!
Wine? maybe not but why not think about making dolmades? Fresh leaves make them SO much tastier!