So, I’ll talk about something else today!
We’re still in the process of moving house. I’m hopeful that we should be able to complete at the end of August, though it does depend on our seller (the person we’re buying from) moving out in time. I don’t know what stage she’s at now.
I’m quite excited about the new house, it has so many things that we’re looking for!
We have some enquiries with our solicitor at the moment regarding some of the information in the deeds, specifically pertaining to the covenants. I suspect that I am better not detailing any of them here, for the time being at least.
Anyway, there’s so much scope for doing the things I’ve been wanting to do but not had the space for. Ranging from more dying and getting into spinning to growing vegetables.
Here are some of the things I’d like to be able to do in the new house:
- Grow Veggies including potatoes and carrots, squash, aubergine, tomatoes, peas and strawberries!
- More Dying not really good in an unventilated room with cream carpets which I was using in our current house…
- Spinning I’ve been spindle spinning, but I’d love the space for a wheel. After that I’d love some more hours in the day!
- Growing dyestuffs this is on top of growing veggies – my own dyers patch, what fun that would be!
- Chickens I’d love some pet chickens. I’m talking two or three, not many.
- Bunnies! I love bunny rabbits. Guinea pigs would also be an option.
- While we’re on animlas: Doggy! Ok, this is a long term thing, not something for the shorter term, but I would love to have a dog. Preferably a big dog. My favourite breeds are Great Danes and Wolfhounds. I love Setters too, but all that hair!
- Painting and I don’t mean rooms. This is something I’d like my fiancé to be able to do more of too. We have an easel, it will be nice to have space to put it up.
- Cooking and dinner parties our current kitchen is small, we don’t have much space for people. The new place will be large enough to have a reasonable number of people round! I don’t claim to be a brilliant cook, but I can follow a recipe quite well*.
- Sitting out I’m truly more excited than I should be about the prospect of getting a patio set – you know a couple or four chairs and a small table. Maybe we could upgrade the barbeque too! Alas, there isn’t likely to be much time left this year where outdoor cooking is acceptable.
I’m sure there are millions of other things I could add to this list!
But I’ll stop now.
But I’ll stop now.
In my current garden I have bought two more herbs. We visited a small nursery when we were back home, and they had some quite nice plants there at very reasonable prices. I picked up an apple mint (why yes, I do like mint. How did you guess?) and a small lavender called Melissa Lilac.
*when I say quite well, I mean with only one or two substitutions or changes. It’s a bit like knitting patterns, a recipe is just a guide!