long story short it wasn’t without further hiccups as we didn’t know until about 4.45pm on the moving day that all monies had gone where they were supposed to and we could have the keys, (estate agent only gave us 1/2 the keys and as they had finished for the day by the time we realized!) So OH and our very new neighbour were disc cutting the padlock off the garage at 9.45pm (Monday)so that the removal men could unload into the garage for Tues!!! The monies were were owed from our house sale, we didn’t get until the Thurs as they had gone into a holding account!!!!! to say our bank account was at its limit was a understatement!!! I have to say if I”m totally honest ,that arriving at about 6.30pm on a grey drizzly rather chilly Monday eve and looking around the house all empty bare and cold and seeing some of the work we needed to do I burst into tears and actually said to OH ‘what have we done’ but we are now in our 4th week with pictures up, family photos and ornaments dotted around and cushions and the toaster found and boxes disappearing and a few visits to the local pub,it is beginning to feel like home. so here are some pics of the outside.
This is the main lawn area outside the house and conservatory it sort of goes around 3 side with paths etc it has no flower beds yet!!!! but lots of potted up plants ready to go inand you can see the view from the back garden, nothing but fields between us and Ely Cathedral.
These pics are of the side and back of the house and kitchen&bathroom extension, forgot to mow this bit last week!!! the others are the side and back of lounge and conservatory. As you can see lots of areas for lots of projects.
this is the beginnings of the veg plot, I now have onions, 4 different lettuce, 2 different beetroots, sweetcorn, squash, parsnips&carrots yet to sprout, plus main crop potatoes, which seems a bit pointless when there are fields and fields of them growing around us but you can’t beat homegrown! plus some lovely lupin and rose that are growing at the edge of the plot, some work to do to make it a really workable area but that will come with time and effort. The other pic is of the fruit bed with raspberries and strawberries brought with us, this will be added to and extended later this year and into next year, plus the start of my cut flower/nursery bed. It has now all grown a bit as I took these about 10days ago.
These last 2 are off the the garden from house to garage and garage/shed to house as you can see its a bit of a walk to the car and bins, need a banana & bottle of water for refreshment half way down just hope I can see the funny side when its raining and a easterly is blowing across the fields and I have shopping to get to the house! So this is our home now, very different from a 60’s semi with a small garden and a allotment about a mile down the road. lots to keep OH and I out of mischief and possibly lots to get into!!!! I shall do a further blog with the views from the house and garden, thought I had transferred them from the camera obviously not, so you have part 2 to look forward to or not!!! Hope this makes sense as pics didn’t load up :wacko: