In many ways it feels like coming home (certainly being part of a village is what I know - I grew up in one 40 miles from here). I've already had more conversations with our neighbours here than I ever had in over 6 years at the old house!! People are just SO friendly and welcoming :)
I have managed to unpack, and largely organize on shelves, ALL my books (no mean feat one-handed, I can tell you!); but boxes and crates scatter the hallway and kitchen still - it's quite a hazardous expedition across the house on my unsteady feet...
And there are no pictures up on the blank walls ('That's the LAST thing on a very long to-do list!' according to my non-artistic hubby :/) And there are numerous glitches with doors (inner and outer), the central heating, the cooker, several windows... but I won't bore you with those!
I want to focus on ALL the good stuff...
The house itself is spacious and filled with light...
Morning light in the living room
... and the kitchen.
... AND surrounded by trees
I am woken each morning by birdsong (and the neighbours' geese :D), and I've had several excursions around the village on my trusty scooter...
... each time discovering something new and beautiful:
a majestic horse-chestnut outside the village hall (look at that twisted trunk!)
the village school
even a tiny wood between the school and the church!!
But my favourite discovery so far is this view - I've made it my screensaver - truly we've landed in a little piece of paradise!
I'll share more photos, and stories, over the coming weeks, which I'll gather on a new page 'Rectory Writings'. I just know this Autumn will be a richly fertile time, as I begin building a new life here with hubby, and we adjust to our new, soon to be empty, nest (E leaves for uni on 18th September...)