Sorry for the lack of posts recently, as well as being totally out of the mindset for blogging, I have been busy preparing for the sale of the house.
Over the past few days I've whizzed through the house like a whirlwind doing a thorough deep clean of everything, putting anything not in daily use into cupboards, the car boot sale box or the bin and I've also been trawling through the computer for photographs to put into a folder we are putting together for prospective buyers, so they can see the changes we have implemented since we took on this little patch of hillside that we currently call home.
Our nearest neighbour has been told of our hopefully imminent departure, but apart from family and all my lovely blog readers our decision to leave the place we have called home for the last 6.5 years has been a closely guarded secret. Of course come next week when the For Sale board goes up this will no longer be the case and no doubt we will be the talk of the hillside and beyond.
My view from the breakfast bar (my 'office space') as I type this is this ↑
It's very bare and not like my usual worktop view at all. There are usually the clean dog bowls ready to be filled for the next meal, dispensers of foil and clingfilm and the odd jug or two waiting to be put away.
I like it in some ways, it's calming on the eyes, but it's not a working kitchen is it!!
In the living room ... while the photographer for the estate agents snaps away with his camera ... the usual throws are off the sofas and the dogs are wandering around wondering where to sit. Ginger has just casually strolled out through his catflap as if to say 'that's it I've had enough' and for the next hour there is no normality.
But we'll soon be back to an almost normal, of course we have to remain ultra minimal and relatively clean and tidy while there are viewings going on, but the photos are the most important part to get right.
Outside we are relatively tidy, as tidy as a smallholding gets. Leaves have been swept up, corners tidied and even the plant in the loo decided to flower for us ... so we left it there!
I've just been back on the computer and dug out a few sunnier shots for the photographer to add to his collection, because with it being March and us just edging into Spring here in North Wales there is not a lot of fresh greenery about, and the chickens have decided to hunker down out of the cold breeze so they were nowhere to be seen.
Hopefully the photographs, both mine and the professional photographers will be enough to spark some interest and we will be off on new adventures in the not too distant future.