Tuesday, 14 August 2007

life is good

well the second lorry arrived on Saturday - full of friends and loads of furniture and other items that i had conveniently forgotten i owned.
i have now learnt that in the future when stephen turns to me and says....

do you really need another table....

i shall so no - and walk away.

the garage is full, the dining room is full and so is the spare room.

( if you are reading this mum - bring small amount of luggage only! )

it would be fine if it was possible to arrange all these belongings so that they looked nice - but what can you do with half a room of cardboard boxes that have pickfords or walkers crisps written on the sides?

so - as much as it is wonderful to have a roof over our heads and to not be stuck in a mobile home on site ( how we ever thought that was a good idea ), it is even nicer to get out and about with the girls and explore.


this is the nearest harbour to our home to be - also our nearest village.



we took note of the scary sign and parked a safe distance from the edge........



it is a great place to visit as you can sit outside a really nice cafe and enjoy the sunshine and the views.

the fisherman can be seen bringing in the catch ....

and after lunch you can walk up a steep hill to experience the most breathtaking views.

so lots of walking, eating lunch and shopping for cakes

hurrah!!

in all honesty i am loving this new life, i do not miss being a shop owner at all - in fact i wake up every morning and rejoice that i do not have to worry about stock, opening up, staff, bills........

i have a new sense of freedom.....

how long this will last i am not sure - i have great trouble in sitting still and not filling my day with a list of jobs to complete.

i am hoping that moving to our new house and having the chance to keep lots of animals will keep me busy.

no news or pictures from the site yet - special trial pits have been dug - and the men that know are doing there stuff.....

but as soon as there is some exciting action i will be there with my camera!

hope you are all having a good start to the week

t x

21 comments:

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

It looks so gorgeous there! I think it's really brave of you to up sticks and move! Wish I had the nerve to do it! x

Rowan said...

More lovely photos, you really have chosen a wonderful place to live. Don't think you need worry about having nothing to do for quite a while yet:)

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Beautiful photos! What an exciting place to live! It reminds me very much of the GayHead Cliffs on Martha's Vineyard!

Samantha said...

What a beautiful place to live. Enjoy the tranquility whilst you can.

snapdragonjane said...

Does the fisherman's catch get distributed and eaten locally or is it loaded up onto lorries and sent to Spain as it is in Mull?

It looks beautiful - look outwards when those boxes get too dispiriting,

J

Faye 'Country Chic' said...

Oh Tracy, your new home looks amazing I'm sure you will all be very happy there :) Having a beach that close must make you very happy, please keep showing us your lovely pictures.

xFaye

Tracy said...

hi jane x
as far as i could see the catch was headed for local folk - no large refrigeration lorries in sight - just loaded on to the back of a pickup truck!

mollycupcakes said...

It sounds like you've settled in nicely apart from the boxes. Loving the photos, they are breath taking. Just wait till you wake up to them every day, wow!
I'm so pleased for you that you've found your happy place to settle in and look forward to coming on your new lifes journey through reading you blog.
Best wishes and hugs.
Catherine x

Chara Michele said...

Such lovely views! It looks so wonderful there!

GigerVamp said...

It looks absolutely beautiful.

French Knots said...

It looks wonderful, what a beautiful place to live.
By the time your house is built and you can unpack all your boxes it'll be a great surprise to see what was lurking under the Walker logo.

Sew Recycled! said...

It looks fabulous! We have the best bakery literally around the corner, its so hard to stay away, BE WARNED! I can't wait to see the build, it will be like watching grand designs - grand blog designs!

Vintage to Victorian said...

Sheer Heaven! Looking forward to sharing your new life. Can totally relate to moving box syndrome. There's no escape - you'll just have to learn to love them!!
Sue

buttercup & roses said...

It looks absolutly idilic, You have such an exciting time ahead of you...It all begins here! Love every minute of it!!!

Keep us posted with lots more fab pics :)

Jennifer.x

Miles Away In France said...

It's already been said but I have to say it again, it all looks so lovely.
As someone who has relocated myself my advice would be 'Embrace this new life' but it sounds like you are already doing that.

Looking forward to lots more photos.
Racheal x

Ragged Roses said...

You've chosen such a fantastic place to live! Beautiful. Enjoy doing nothing for a while longer - I'm sure you'll have plenty of wonderful projects to do soon enough.
Kim x

the flour loft said...

Hi Tracy,
I have been away and returned to find you had made it up to your new life.. so glad for you... and wow what scenery. Felt for you on the journey.. very eventful.. hope all your precious animals are now settled. Look forward to seeing how the building is going. Don't know if you have realised but i recently nominated you for a blogger reflection award as a blogger friend which inspires me.. it must have taken great courage to take this new journey but oh what an amazing journey. Take care and enjoy.
love ginny
x

carolyn said...

Everything looks so very lovely glad you are enjoying your new found freedom.

Primrose Hill said...

Glad you're all settled into your new (temporary) pad. Sounds like you're having a fun time finding your way around, it's a bit like being on holiday forever. I still feel like that and we've been here for two years now!

L x

Rubyred said...

What a beautiful place you've moved to,so scenic.Your Archie does look very well settled!

MC Finland said...

I've been to that harbour on a stormy day in July this year. I spoke to one of the fishermen that was going out, his boat is in the photo and he said he catches small crab that are shipped to Spain because no one wants to eat them in Scotland..... We stayed only a few hours, but it was a beautiful village and we are happy that we went via. We had an extra day before we went back with the ferry Norröna.