Saturday 27 May 2017

Ridiculously Happy!

Sorry to have been AWOL for so long and thank you to those people who enquired where I was and how the move went. 

My life has been non-stop since we moved...and yes, it finally happened on 31st March. Almost everything went to plan with just a small hiccup; the people here were so behind with packing that in the end DH and DS2 had to come up and help them or our movers would still have been waiting to unpack at midnight
I am ridiculously happy to be here in my lovely little house with no noise from the neighbours, far less traffic, a beautiful garden that I'm making full use of and planting up with lots of veg and fruit and a few flowers. 

Not much budgeting going on at the moment as we've had to spend out on various bits and pieces since moving in and will need a new boiler in the near future. But I have managed to fit in some knitting since starting to go regularly to a craft group. 

I also finally gave in and accepted anti-depressants as recommended at the psych assessment I had in March. I am definitely feeling more positive, not sure if that's as much due to the move as the medication but hey-ho I'm definitely in a better place than I was a couple of months ago.

Lots of family stuff happened or is on the horizon soon (wedding, 60th birthday, other birthdays etc.) but I'll leave that for another day.

And this happened in Dover...

Banksy's commentary on Brexit

It is so cleverly done, really looks as if there's a guy up a ladder chipping away at the star but it's all an optical illusion.

DD2 and her hubby are visiting for a few days and we're hopefully all off to Dover Castle shortly for the World War 2 weekend event. If not today then tomorrow or Monday, weather permitting (as usual rain and thunderstorms expected for the bank holiday). Fortunately having a son who works there means free entry saving us over £70. 

I'll leave you with a few pics of the garden and hopefully will write again soon.

Love you all, Helen xx

View from the patio

Strawberries in the raised bed

Herbs in pots

Flower border

Rows of salad leaves starting to poke through

Where we sit and enjoy the sunshine

Runner beans and tomatoes in amongst the rose bushes

More herbs

Another view


  1. Terraced garden? Looks lovely, did you make the raised beds or were they already there?

    They do say (and I know from experience) that moving house is one of the most stressful things going. Hope you've settled in well and are enjoying your new home and garden.

  2. Glad your move went well. Good to read your blog again. Pam

  3. It looks fantastic and welcome back.
    J x

  4. We too moved 15th May and are still unpacking boxes but are wonderfully happy, even though the garden had been left to go wild, we are tackling it a bit at the time.

  5. So happy to hear you are thrilled with your move. Hope everyone is well and you are getting back into the swing of your frugal ways!!

  6. Welcome back - so pleased to hear how happy you are with the new house x

  7. Lovely to hear from you again.

  8. I don't know how but managed to miss this post. I wish you well in your new home and garden and look forward to not missing your next post.xx

  9. Congratulations! God bless you and yours!
    Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage