Monday, July 30, 2018

New Place.

Signs of warmer days to come in our new garden.
Grandson ( 2 years 10 months ) has gone home ( after 9 days )  last Friday afternoon but enjoyed exploring the new surroundings despite having a nasty cold....which I caught from him just when I thought I was coming right.
 I have zero energy at the moment. R has caught it too!
One very windy day we tried our hand at flying this little kite. ( his Dad flies big ones so he had the general idea. ) 
 We used the beach toys to do a little digging in the garden around one of the cherry trees. There are 7.( 4 different varieties. )

I can't say I am adjusting very fast. This place still feels very strange( and often inconvenient ) to me.
 When the sun shines in it is super warm. When it doesn't and in the long windowless hall it is very cool. I don't know why I got it out but I went back to the large coloured brochure advertising this property and I can see by the photos they took at least one wall heater with them. - that explains why one room is cold.

 The kid's playground needs a lot of repair to make it safe for an almost 3 year old.

 The neighbours are friendly and invited us to go out with them last Friday - hope they didn't get cold germs off us.
Things don't fit well in what is to be my sewing room so I will have to change furniture. We were more lucky here in the office where the computer is. It is a small snug room and the 2 filing cabinets and computer desk fitted with not a centimetre to spare. 
 I also like having a large ( first ever ) walk in wardrobe.
 The other thing I am pleased with is a very generous sized hot water / airing / linen cupboard.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

At Our New Place

Hi,My blogging Friends
 We we have made our move and it was totally exhausting. I had little idea it was going to be so stressful, but after 40 years in one place I guess we had a lot of stuff to go through and probably came here with far too much of it ; we'll see
 The first photo is from the very bottom of our property  I am standing on the little jetty looking North
 The garden is 6152 square metres this is the flat bottom bit .There are 4 terraces one sloping the others more or less flat.

The 3rd sloping part is covered with fruit trees which I assure you are standing up I just had my camera upside down. I will go into the range of fruit trees in more detail when I am sure about them but there is plenty of citrus and 4 avocados ( yeah ! ) and a walnut - to make me feel at home here. There are also apples plums etc. 
 Yesterday we went shopping and got some of the things we need , like 4 doormats 2 more heaters as so far we have found it cold. We ordered a couple more pieces of furniture to house my good china and glass and some new dining chairs..
 We are also replacing the dishwasher as it does not dry and has only one option and leaves soap behind - so that has to go. There will be lots of other changes I expect. 
 If I never see another large cardboard carton that has to be emptied I'll be glad. The movers came back for the empty boxes today so that has freed up space .
 Lots more to tell as I explore..