Again a long time between postings but we have had a major decision clogging up any extra mind space! And now THE DECISION has been made and things are beginning, I did say beginning, to fall into place and there is a wee bit more brain space with which to write a blog...and why this photo is there!
We have decided to sell our beautiful and much loved farm and move, much headache in the decision but it seems as though the time is right, ripe for us to move into a different phase in our lives. We will probably move to the edge of a local town nearby, where we have family. It is a pretty spot, everything handy and is on the railway to Melbourne. We aren't as young as we once were!! Surprise! Surprise! We have a big garden, too much for me now, the farm also being too much and we would rather move when it is easy for us to do so. So, a new start, more time to create and build and make and do!! For the big fellow, a shed is the top requirement! He already has a project in mind, to make us a new dining table, one to go,with some chairs we bought at auction a few months ago, I can't think of the name of the design, red leather back and seat with chrome supports, a sort of s shape! I have to have my studio, room to paint and of course store all my materials...more of that another time!
So....the photo! Sophie, nearly seven arrived a couple of weeks ago with a book about how to make miniature gardens. She said, I want to make a miniature garden for the new people when they come! She had some ideas and I was able to find a couple of things, including some coral! Doesn't every-one have pieces of coral tucked away!? .....more of that later, refer to more of that later above! We chose the spot, she collected all those stones for paving. She wanted a pool so I cut down an icecream container, she placed a stone in the pool for the frogs to rest on, decorated it with wallflowers, refreshed by me for the photos today. There is also a hollow log where lizards can shelter, we thought they might like a safe spot. She again worked on it on Sunday, very happy to be leaving something for the new owners.
My materials!! They have been breeding in my cupboards for ages, even with the moves I have had, all that I have tossed out in the past, still the materials grow and grow! There have been some real bonuses such as discovering I have lots of Arches watercolour paper. When in Melbourne I have thought that I had better get some more paper, forgetting what I have in the cupboard! What a find!
Now we are decluttering the house, hoping to make it even more appealing to the new owners. Family have been wonderful, we feel as though we have a professional stylist to present the house at it's best!
Apart from lawns being mowed, fences being built and, and, and!
More another day! With love to all my blogging friends, Mrs A