Another move..

I have been stalking a house.

This house in particular..

P1030330I took this sneaky photo on one of the drive pasts that I managed to talk Mr T into doing.

There is a method in my madness of course.  This is the house that we will be moving into next weekend and I have been stalking it because up until two weeks ago we hadn’t been allowed to go and have a look at it.

It is owned by some friends who have had some bad luck with tenants and really wanted some new tenants who would look after the old house that one of them had grown up in.  So we said yes, we would love to look after their old house but we could we just have a wee peek at it before we said a definite yes?….

It took some time..  Grumpy tenants refusing to leave, house a mess and some damage done..finally, finally we got to go in.

Isn’t it funny?  You wander through a house, admiring rooms, pointing stuff out to each other, talking excitedly.  And then within hours of viewing it the fog moves in and you are no longer quite sure of the layout, or was there a window in the kitchen? where exactly was the loo? what colour were the curtains? is there carpeting?  all gone, all gone.

Still – something remained.  A large back room with lots of windows, perfect for a studio.  A large kitchen with a walk in pantry the size of a small room,  a sun room, an orchard on one side of the section that we can use and a good area for a brazier. An old home with character and lots and lots of space!

So guess what we’ll be doing over the next week.

 

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