Monday, August 16, 2010

it's all happening

living at Villa Maria, hasn't been all bad. I do love living here, unfortunately this winter has been very cold and the lack of heating has played havoc with my bones..
I have been walking alot with dutch husband or by myself and pottering in the garden as i have been able.

the kitchen benchtop is in & our sink was connected a week ago. Shower screen was installed the same week and our home has been busy with tradesmen measuring up for various jobs. Windows have been ordered and will be installed in a month, fence is coming next week as is air-conditioning [which will be good to heat until our gas is installed] - the gas is being connected to the house from the street tomorrow and then we just have to wait for the heater to be installed.. .. both Joe & I have been very busy, often going to bed around 9pm.

I spen some of the weekend unpacking some more boxes and I think this week should see it all done.
the lost feeling hovers.. .. ebbing and flowing like the ocean tide - with me trying hard to go with it, to see what this feeling is offering me..

I went for a walk one morning early, just after we had moved in & these notes below are from my journal [the only time I have written in my journal since i moved in]

"went for an early morning walk, it rained overnight and the air was crisp, making my breath come out in little clouds of mist. I felt at peace knowing that I was still going to experience the seasons even if not as marked as they are in Woodford.
I noticed elderberry growing like a weed, bare branches of winter trees along side the budding branches in anticipation of spring, even if still a time away
I smelled daphne as I walked past, noting to self that it does grow here in Springwood. I saw smoke coming from someone's chimney. there were free oranges, lemons & grapefruit just outside someone's gate - free for the taking.
I think we have done the right thing in moving, even if there is apprehension in my soul. I know it will be good for both Joe & I..."


Winterwood said...

what made you move Robyn if you dont mind me asking?

I am sad too about inglewood... I loved that blog but its you that I read not the place you live in...although thats part of the charm!!

Is woodford less rural than inglewood? I think that you will settle but it takes time and also a new place gives you the scope for new things to happen in your life! that can only be good! all the best in your new home Robyn! hugs krissie

Ruth said...

You sound sad Robyn - but maybe it's just a case of waiting for your psyche to catch up with your body

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Sounds like everything is coming together, if slowly! And free oranges, lemons and grapefruit -- how nice is that?!

Anonymous said...

Hi Robyn,
those poor bones !! It's very cold and wet here too, eventhough it is supposed to be Summer still ; )
Thank you so much for your comment on Pixie. It wasn't until you mentioned it, about Daisy's cat, that I remembered that she had a cat called Pixie. We had a lot of names for her to chose from and this one was unanimously chosen by the whole family. Even my mother told me she loved that name, before we decided on it. It's really her name, she lives up to it ; )
Have a great day and try to keep warm !!

Serena said...

It sounds like things are slowly falling into place and I'm sure you will feel a little more settled once the needs and comforts such as stove, gas and heating are in place. Also, having workmen constantly around would subconsciously make you feel a little unsettled too as well as the fact that you have left a place you loved dearly and it will take time for you to adjust on a few different levels. Your apprehension will gradually go away.

Thinking of you,
Serena xo

Holly said...

You don't mind if I just walk through the door without knocking here at the new diggs, do you? I hope not. I will miss Inglewood, because it is where I met you, but I have to say, I am really liking the feeling of V.M. even though we haven't been here long. It's sort of like the anticipation of Christmas...don't ask me why...that's just how it strikes me. Coming to America????? Oh, I am so excited! The possibilities!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I hope you start loving your new life when it all gets finished and starts to warm up some. I know you do not hate it. I think you just need time to adjust to all the new. Love Hugs and Blessings

Pam said...

Dearest Robyn, I think once the tradesman have finished and you have the place to yourself and can huddle in some warmth, you will feel better. Warmth is so nurturing, akin to nesting. It is such a cold time of year to be introduced to a new house, much as you love it. Establishing and improving on a garden is good for the soul,as is the sound of clucking chooks. How are they going? Did you bring them?
As someone mentioned, you dearly loved Inglewood, and a comment recently mentioned that it is like the feeling when you let your independent children go, but you have a "new baby" now, which will grow beautifully under your tender care. Villa Maria, you are one lucky home, and Robyn when the summer sun warms your bones, so will the renewing light and energy.Much love to

gemma said...

It is so normal to be anxious when you move into a new home. With all there is to do plus
Sophie off to see the world soon. Last week I was freaking out moving all the furniture around. I can just imagine the turmoil you are in. Build a fire keep warm and soon you and Villa Maria will embrace and become a love story.

Fire Byrd said...

It sounds as if the discombobulated feeling is starting to pass. It's is of course your house already, but it won'tbe your home till everyone else has left it and you and Joe can shut your door and fix every space just the way you want them.
I also hadn't realised you'd moved towns, I thought you'd just gone down the road. So are you closer to the city now rather than in the hills?

"She seemed to come suddenly upon happiness as if she had surprised a butterfly in the Winter woods"
(edith wharton)