Wednesday, 22 February 2017

The first few days

Can't believe it's already a whole week since we landed. Still feels a bit like being on holiday though, as any of you who've moved recently will understand. A slight down-size in accommodation means I'm struggling a bit to find places for everything, but gradually making progress with about half of the domestic unpacking done. At the moment things are just being put "somewhere in the right general area", tidying and rationalizing will come later. The TV is up, the PCs are up, the washing machine is installed so basic life continues. A nearish Tesco superstore has been made good use of and fresh food has been cooked and eaten on most days. So far so good. Here is a brief flavour of our first week.

1. The happy gang of removal men who made the day so much less stressful than it might have been, thanks guys.

2. One of the main priorities, the washing machine is installed - the ironing board hasn't yet been put into action though!

3. Our first "real" meal, roast chicken

4. A quiet corner to sit in, as you can see I made sure I had my crochet (endorphinator 1) at the ready.

5. GM has made good use of the landing windowsill

6. This will be GM's office, but is currently my drying room!

7. The upstairs landing is wide enough to house these shelving units, empty when photographed, but not so now.

Entering the second week, today I'm searching for the wok to cook stir fry for tea tonight, and looking for a box of my clothes which has gone awol - most likely in the garage!

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Almost there

It's gonna be a bit quiet on the Daisy Row front over the next couple of weeks.

We move on Tuesday 14th, so I'll be too busy to take and edit photos and write blog posts.

Also when I do come back, you might notice a change or too.

OK I'm signing off now, looking forward to my big adventure.

Sunday, 29 January 2017


Day 23. It was pretty cold

Day 24. Another cold day

Day 25. Packing has begun in earnest now. This is the front room.

Day 26. Packing away my desktop items, including my lovely paperweight, a gift from GM many years ago.

Day 27. We sold our king-sized guest bed back along (we'll be replacing it with bunks in the new house), so luckily we have plenty of space in the spare bedroom.

Day 28. This has always been called the box room, now we know why.

Day 29. My studio, I'll miss this lovely room, but I do have another lovely studio to look forward to in the new house.

Sunday, 22 January 2017

21 & 22/365

Day 21. If you ever get an opportunity to have a Gong Bath, I urge you to take it. An indescribable experience.

Day 22. ST, DiL no. 5, mother-to-be of my 5th granddaughter, sitting in a giant armchair outside the Generous George pub in Hilperton.

Friday, 20 January 2017


17. Early morning sky from my studio

18. A plate of pebbles, with fir cone.

19. My ever-lasting calendar, a gift from one of my oldest friends (longest, rather than most ancient) many years ago.

20. A couple of drops of this in a glass of water every day, an antidote to overwhelm, seems to be working.

Tuesday, 17 January 2017


Day 14. This little beauty seems to think it's spring already.

Day 15. Not getting on too well with our festive season jigsaw puzzle this year - wonder if we'll actually get it finished before we have to pack it away to move house?

Day 16. Picnic lunch on the car on a sunny day, prior to a hospital appointment.

Saturday, 14 January 2017


It snowed . . .

. . . but, as you can see, not very much.