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..."