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Monday, 19 October 2009

by popular request ....

or rather, one kind person - you know who you are! thanks very much :) - I take up my keyboard and edge back into print.

and readers, we made it! after many slips, hiccups and fears that our sale/purchase would fall through, it all fell into place in September, and we have moved from this:

to this:

and from this (the view from my London flat window):

to this (the view from my new home):

Now our days are one long saga of ploughing through the internet and brochures, visiting or being visited by tradesmen, and trying to make up our mind what we want/can afford (sadly, the two are not always synonymous) in renovating our new home.

but when we walk out of our front door we meet ponies, cows, donkeys and right now, pigs which have been turned out for pannage, that is, to eat up the acorns, thereby sparing the ponies who would be poisoned by them.*

the air is clear, the trees are gradually turning through all their colours before their leaves fall, and there is a definite tinge of winter in the air, in spite of the lovely weather we have been blessed with these last weeks.

watch this space ...

*New Forest Notes, q.v.


  1. Oh thank goodness all is well !!!!!!
    I was beginning to think you were sad and unhappy to have missed out on your new house.

    It is often a good idea to live in a house for a while and see what the seasons do with the place overall and certain rooms in particular. I redecorated my big front bedroom, only to find it gets no winter sun in the morning and is beastly hot in the late afternoon in Summer, so.... now happy in the back bedroom, smaller by quite a bit, but more comfortable by far.
    Congratulations on owning your little piece of the countryside.
    Welcome back :-)

  2. Oooh, ponies! New Forest ponies?

  3. yes indeedy, and pigs and deer and cows and birds, pix soon, I promise!! ;)

  4. Promises, promises....we would like to see some of your progress of making your new house your home........please, with sugar...and sprinkles !