I'm slow to anger. It takes ages for me to get into a huge simmering-red-faced-hate stage, and truth be told, I'm still not there yet. Could be that it has more to do with the length of time that this has been going on, but I am annoyed. No, actually a little beyond annoyed. Our… Continue reading Is that a drip I hear?
I'm taking the plunge and going for a post with the university. Only a teaching assistant, but if the hours are there it will give me some experience. Do I want to teach? Now that is the question... it is one I have fought with for a while. I guess in my ideal I would… Continue reading Teaching…
I've not been too well. And I find if I am sick then I can't write. Anything to do with covid? I hear you cry. Randomly... No, I haven't had covid. Instead this is a long term problem that is caught up with me being a maturing female (46 now), which is annoying and, thanks… Continue reading Long over due
It may seem odd but this is my first house. Up to this point, I have always shared. I have shared with friends, my parents... Oh... I guess if I want to be technical I share with my husband, but it isn't the same. This is our house and we get to design it ourselves.… Continue reading My first house
Well, it is still going... And the space and the design is bloody wonderful. We are finally getting to decorate the old house and the inside of the build is pretty much complete. We are waiting for the doors, window, cladding and one final roof. Inside we have the garden room, the kitchen and dining… Continue reading How is the build going?
I find they are not the same thing. Two very different beasts, two different characters. One curious and delighted, and the other bitter and sharp. Life: It has stopped raining! (delightfully running to the window)Stress: (moves it's body a little and sniffs in disdain) Not for long. (it points at a cloud moving toward them,… Continue reading Stress and life
One minute we had nothing but a concrete pad then... Well, I could describe it but I think I'll let the pictures speak. Oh, and it only took them 3 and a half days. Magic! The first panel goes up... Is that the new front door? We have rafters... Front door from the outside with… Continue reading Magic!
The wonderful people at Bird's Hill have come through and we are finally warm! I kid you not, but after a month and a half of no heating and just a front room fire, I could cry. I was also worried about the old (1960s-1970s) gas fire... We have no more headaches and I feel… Continue reading We have fire!
Honestly, what is with the weather? Why is it so damn cold? Okay, so it is April and yesterday we had hail... This does mean that I am checking the plants outside daily. The broad beans are just above the soil and the plum is in full blossom. The fact that it is sitting in… Continue reading Spring? Or is that snow?
It has been busy and not busy. The dormers are complete and the second fix for the studio is going in today but the fella and I have been a little out of sorts. Headaches and pains and not feeling right. I thought it was the cold but then I started to wander if it… Continue reading How it is all going…