We are home. Just. After almost seven months living in holding pattern at a rental property while our farmhouse was renovated, we are back. And it feels good. There are boxes everywhere, and so much more to do, but it doesn’t matter. On Sunday morning, we got up and looked out the windows at the white frost on the ground (-10*c thankyou!), and felt how good it was to be snug and warm in our home. The fire is going and keeping the house warm, and the double glazing and insulation are doing their jobs well! During the day the sunlight pours into the house and sinks into your bones. It’s so much easier to feel happy with all that light coming in!
As we unpack, I’m discovering bits and pieces I’ve missed over the last six months. My wool stash has been found, unpacked, and I have already started on the hexagon blanket I have been wanting to make since last year. My aim is to get it finished for the local show next year. I’m looking forward to getting back into some creative cooking as time allows as well. With all this built-in storage (in the linen press and pantry as well as the wardrobes), we are discovering that much of our mish mash of furniture is no longer needed so our undercover deck currently looks like a second-hand furniture shop. While I really don’t want all new furniture, it’s nice to see the back some of the beat up old bits and pieces we have been using for the past few years.
I will, of course, get my act together, take some photos and do a proper house tour once we are a little more sorted and settled. We are still putting together flat pack wardrobes, and deciding what goes where. In the meantime, here are some little snippets of life in our lovely warm little farmhouse.