When the cottage got a new hat #11

We had known that we needed to replace the roof since the day we moved in. Knowing it and doing it though are two very different things. Having the dormers re-made had staved off most of the leaking areas though … Read More

A life changing owl #10

Many years ago when I was living at home with my parents our beautiful rough collie Jemma finally left us. She had been in our lives for a long time and we were all devastated. For me it was a … Read More

All this space! #8

The main room in the cottage used to be a kitchen/lounge where we also had our desks, it was a little cramped but a huge difference from living in the caravan so all this space seemed amazing! However, we needed … Read More

How does your garden grow? #7

The first year here we put in a veg patch, all pleased with ourselves that we had managed to get it done in time and our seedlings had taken off on the window sill. We proudly planted out all our … Read More

When rats wear pants #6

We had finished pointing most of the outside of the building so next on the list was beginning to sort out “the room next door”. This was part of the cottage but had not had anything done to it. There … Read More

About that septic tank #5

When we first moved in, we knew that the cottage had a working septic tank, it did not however conform to new regulations and we had been made to sign when we bought the cottage to say that we would … Read More

From Sri Lanka to Brittany #2

When I first left Sri Lanka, I was a bit concerned as to where I might go with two Sri LankanĀ  mutts. My wonderful friend Holly had always said to me that if ever I needed a place to go, … Read More

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