Thursday, 17 November 2016

I'm still here!

I know, I've been missing for ages. Thanks to those of you who asked after me and checked in. I appreciate the fact that people were thinking about me.

Initially the whole issue with Google/picasa and the photos got me so irritated I thought I'd take a break and then I was just so busy decorating that everything else got put on the back burner!

Quick update on Jet - I know many of you were concerned. He is doing really well at the moment. We have taken his recovery slowly and he will be on medication for life, but he is managing long walks now and has been allowed his tennis ball occasionally so he is pretty happy with life! We are so very relieved even though we know that his life will no doubt be shortened, at least we can make his years fun ones.

We have now decorated pretty much every room in the house. I so want to get everything how I like it, so we can start living in the house as I want to. There are still some small chores left to finish in some of the rooms, but it's all now clean, calmly decorated and set up to feel like our home.
I submitted plans for an extension which have been given initial approval. We now need to do formal plans and go through the full planning process, but are hoping to start as soon as we can in the New Year.

In other news, our son went over to the States for a month to join his sister for her final four weeks of travelling. They had an amazing time managing to squeeze in San Francisco, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Yosemite, Lake Tahoe and the Grand Canyon. They're back with us now and getting jobs so they can earn enough to travel again!
Our youngest is doing extremely well at her new school and seems settled. She has had some of her previous friends to visit too which was nice for her.
Our eldest is still slogging through the daunting amount of work needed to study medicine, but has found time for a few visits to our new home - she likes it very much here.

Anyway, this serves as a bit of an explanation as to why I've been silent. The next few posts will give you a taste of some of our decorating activities! I'll try to be a better blogger!


  1. Wow, you have certainly been busy. Looking forward to seeing some of your projects.

  2. Sounds busy! I hope you have also found the time to relax and enjoy your new home, garden and surroundings. I have been making quince jelly and wondering whether you've had time for foraging/ preserving since your arrival :-)

    1. Glad you're getting to use the quinces. I've not done any foraging but I did pick 7.5kg of damsons and made 30+ jars of jam. Other than that, I've just been processing lots and lots of apples. Next year .....!!

  3. So nice to see a post from you and have a catch up.
    The bedroom is absolutely gorgeous.
    Very happy to hear that Jet is doing well.
    Can't wait to see what you have been up to in the rest of the house-x-

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