Tuesday, July 08, 2008

3 years on......

On the 8th of July 3 years ago we got the keys to our little shack in the country. We were about to embark on a new journey in our life together. Over the last 3 years there have many ups and downs, lots of hard work and far too much blood, sweat and tears shed! Amusingly, I've heard that Gregg was dragged here kicking and screaming to live the life that I wanted........I know that he kind of likes it here, he tells me pretty much every day! The man does have a voice after all, if he really didn't want to move here, I don't think he would have.......


We have met so many wonderful people over the last 3 years, many of which I know we will be good friends with forever as they are very special folk :)


The menagery of animals has grown over the last few years, we still have our two loyal cats, Bud and Lexie, and we have added Chrissie the dog, 22 chickens, William II the cockerel, our two very friendly geese Florence and Felicity, 10 ducks - 8 of which are our ducklings hatched this summer, and a new arrival is coming to join us next month.................

We are gradually getting on top of the garden, the veggie plot has come into itself this year and we only have a tiny bit of fencing left to be done! Gregg has built me the most wonderful studio and shop, a true labour of love. The house is still a bit of a shack, but plans are in hand to sort that out..........
Anyway, I shall leave with some photos of when we arrived to how it is now, a bit of an improvement I think...


7 comments:

Vanessa said...

3 years on and your still living your dream! I bet you can not believe how much it has changed since you moved in.

Least I now know what your house looks like from the drive so I won't miss it when I hopefully come and visit you next week. I am so excited!

Vanessa x

Cathy said...

It looks and sounds like my idea of heaven. I have these wild dreams of upping sticks and moving to the country and doing something similar, but we haven't quite got to the stage of actually doing it yet! Good for you for living the dream.
Cathy XX

Poppy said...

It does look like you are having the most wonderful time living your dream of living in the country. The photos of the improvements you have made to your little cottage are fantastic.
I do enjoy reading about your life as it is so different to ours.
From one city chick to a country bumpkin, Live The Dream!

Poppy

tea and cake said...

Hopefully, as one of the new and, I hope, special friends, I may be allowed to comment?!
Yours and Gregg's dream is being lived out to the full! Mr T and I love being around such a happy and loving couple (and the menagerie!)
Long may it continue, love, Karen xx

carolyn said...

Wonderful you must be so proud of your achievments.

Pipany said...

Oh how lovely. Just perfect and so nice to see how things have progressed xx

Gigibird said...

Congratulations on your 3 years....you have done wonders.
I especially love your vegetable patch:)