Thursday, 12 June 2014

Views from New Windows!

Well, this is strange! Joining with Jane's weekly international look out the window has always been about trees and streets for me. Not that it was at all a noisy street, but here one of the first things that struck us at night was the deep silence.
We have quite a big area to the front of the house now, so we are very separated from any traffic. Although there isn't a lot of that, as we are far into a development, as opposed to just a little removed from the main road. That has taken a bit of getting used to and I am too much in that car now!
Here is our meadowplace. You can see the original farmhouse from which the development gets its name. All the land around us to the back is what remains of the farmland, and last week we had cows! The rooster wakes us every morning, and entertains us all day long. Also, because we know the farm family quite well through the boys' school, we have even had some fresh eggs. And no, we won't be taking that up ourselves. Thankfully our lease precludes poultry. It's already about as rural as this city girl would want!
Here is the back of our new pad. The shot of the farmhouse was taken from the gallery room at the top of the sunroom. You'll like that very much when you come to visit- sunny calm by day (weather dependent), and excellent for stargazing at night. But look at that garden; not a strawberry in sight!
So here we are. Two months in and it's all good. I am hoping very soon to get back to visiting you all again. And yes, Frances, you can come and stay. Come one and come all! That's the spare room bottom right xx

ps Potential burglars take note: there's still nothing worth stealing inside...

11 comments:

Jane and Chris said...

That is a beautiful house...and I LOVE the views, I'm excited to see more!
Jane x

Elizabethd said...

It looks lovely, calm and peaceful with beautiful views.

Fat Dormouse said...

It looks a lovely house - and that sunroom/gallery area looks a fabulous place! Wishing you and the family many years of love and laughter in that house. And lots of strawberries too...!!

Pom Pom said...

Hi sweet friend! I like that header! Aw, Secret Garden love.
Your new house is extremely picturesque, isn't it? Cozy and tidy looking.
I've missed you. I know you are a busy bee and that's a sure sign of good living!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Great house and adore the acreage and views...fabulous! Nice knowing there's a guest room -giggle- and having that land barrier between house and road is a really great thing. Then again, I'm all about the land...
As to driving a lot...welcome to my world -wry smile-. When I go to town it's, at the bare minimum, half a day's effort. Might as well do ALL my errands to make the most of my petrol.

Kezzie said...

Ooooh, so lovely Mags!!!! X

Lisa Richards said...

Love your new place! And the cute old farm house. Sounds like a great combination of rurality without being too rural? I love being extremely rural, but I guess it's not for everyone, lol! :)

Gumbo Lily said...

What a beautiful home. And the views of the farmhouse are wonderful. Lucky you to have fresh eggs without having to raise hens. So happy for you!

GretchenJoanna said...

I love your views, Mags! and so happy that you have quiet to soak in.

M.K. said...

It's a darling house, Mags! I love your rural views and noises -- I would heave a deep, deep sigh of satisfaction and relief hearing the cows moo and the rooster crow. I hope you learn to enjoy it very much!

debbie bailey said...

What a great house! I'm so glad you're all settled in now and are enjoying your book club again.