Saturday, 9 April 2011

The Morning Dog Walk


Our new home is minutes away from pretty woodland walks.


Some ornamental ponds.


Perfect for the dog!!  


And good exercise for us too!


Thursday, 7 April 2011

My Creative Space ... Eventually



Somewhere in this pile is my sewing machine. No idea where!  We're down to about 20 boxes left to unpack and only in this one room which will become our office/my craft room.  Look at all that space!!  Got to get a new table to work at - no more clearing everything off the dining table when we wanted to eat at it.

I'm also hoping that the partner to the lone blue boot in the photo (on the green box) will make an appearance ... they're my most comfortable winter dog-walking boots and I definitely need to find the right foot!!

Even though we've only got about 20 boxes left, chaos reigns just about everywhere.  The boxes may have been emptied and removed ... that just means piles of stuff on the floor.


The lounge is perhaps the clearest area - just got loads of pictures piled up against the window, a jumble of cables to sort out, a rug to find and to sort out the bookcase.

Can't say enough positive things about our removals team - they cheerfully took apart and re-built (in a storage room) the huge cabinet that the previous tenants had very inconveniently abandoned in the main guest bedroom. And they happily moved things from room to room as I changed my mind about where things should go!!  Boy, did they work hard (and we did too!).  I'm really very happy with progress so far - and today is just our 4th day in the house!

The funniest part of the move was when the cable company came in to set up our internet / phone / TV.  At the end of the job they asked me if I had any questions, so I asked:

Question: What's our new phone number? 

Answer: Plug in a phone and call your mobile.  Then you'll know what the number is.

Seriously!!  And that's exactly what we did.  Sadly there was no customer service questionnaire to complete and they're unlikely to call me in a few days to find out what I thought - they don't know the number!!

For infinitely more creative spaces, take a look at Kirsty's blog.