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New garden

Posted: 09/11/2013 at 08:18

Not usually awake and/or  active at this time of the morning  but got a busy day ahead. Thanks again for your good wishes, it's going to be brilliant! Already looking forward to sleeping in the complete darkness and listening out for the owls

The inside is good to go, just got to get the hefty bits of furniture in.

Leaving my garden

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 23:20

Thanks maggie, I feel very lucky

New garden

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 22:52

Thanks both, still feels a bit unreal as it's happened so quickly. It's going to be a great place to live.

Already thinking about plants that might do well there

silly quotes

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 22:21

You can take a horse to water but you can't make it drink

Only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun

Many a true thing said in jest

Curiosity killed the cat, but satisfaction brought it back

New garden

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 22:12

I can hardly believe that I'm going to be living there if I'm honest. I feel very lucky

New garden

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 21:01

Hi everyone, been up to my new place today and took some pictures

The first 2 are from the back door

 The neighbours

 Spot the goats, just about


The view from the drive

I'm very happy and so looking forward to a different life


Leaving my garden

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 19:34

Sounds great to me wonderboy, I hear the silence up there already and it sounds brilliant!


Posted: 08/11/2013 at 12:58

Thanks everyone for your well wishes. Chicky have a great time Belgium, never been there but would like to.

I've taken loads of photos of my current garden Lily over the years I've been here. It's changed a lot. Will definately take photos of my new plot.

Nothing wrong with yellow wallflowers and purple tulips Verdun, it's going to look great.

Right must go and do some more packaging and organising. See you later

Leaving my garden

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 12:46

Your right Lyn, but at the moment I think I'm looking forward to the silence, if that makes sense. I lived in the country as I child so not to easily spooked by strange noises or the dark.

There's a busy road close to me at the moment, and it will be absolute bliss not to hear the traffic

Leaving my garden

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 12:41

Hi Dove, the property is set in a 40 acre farm, so the geese are farmyard ones. From the view of one of the bedrooms, I can see goats!!

The sheep are black ones, no idea what sort! They are in a field a few hundred yards next to the property. I haven't really seen the brook yet, but I can hear it. There's a couple of ponds around so hopeful there will be frogs and toads, would love to see a hedgehog up there as well. Mind you I guess they are starting to hibernate now.

It's not far from where I am now, the main difference is that it is up! Your right I'm really looking forward to seeing the stars

Camera phone is on charge, so will try and take a few pictures and post them later today.


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Couple of Ids please

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