Hello remember me?
Haha, of course you do 😀
Firstly, I'd like to say sorry for being away for so long and I realise that I have lots to catch you all up on. So over the next couple of weeks I'll try to get back into that blogging rhythm and bring you up to date on life as it is now ... now that I am here in my new home, Lavender Lodge.
The top photo is the little flower garden, well it was supposed to be the flower garden but the Courgette plants that needed somewhere to live have taken over completely. Soon, as the colder nights really draw in, the plants will die back and we will claim back this part of the garden for the pretties and the wildlife. Next year the Courgettes will be in a large planter to the side of the shed.
Talking of sheds ... we finished it last week, that is mostly the royal 'we' of course, although I partook of all the tittivating and prettying up.
Dave the Handyman set to on my shed as soon as all the work on the house was finished.
And over the course of two weeks, my shed slowly took shape.
With vinyl shingles on the roof and a little veranda area at the front it started to take on exactly the look I was after.
Do you remember the picture I found on the internet? This is all Dave had to go on, and I think he copied it very well for the space I had. I purposely asked him to leave out the front step as we didn't have the height available as the shed walls are made out of the old fence panels we took down which were six foot tall. Re-cycle, re-use and re-purpose is always my motto.
The day the door catch went on was funny.
Dave actually put the wrong sort of gate latch, I don't think we were on the same wavelength and the sort he used cannot be opened from the inside!! He realised his mistake when the wind blew the door shut and he very sheepishly had to phone me from inside the shed to go and let him out.
We now have a large hook and eye system to hold the door open while I'm in the shed.
I'm really happy with the finished result.
There are just some stones to add to the pots to hide the cement and it will be all done.
This is the inside.
I've wanted a wallpapered shed ever since we lived in Berkshire and I found some glorious 1930s wallpaper up on the walls in the little ramshackle shed that was there. See Here. Now I finally had the chance to use up two odd rolls of wallpaper that I had been storing for ages.
All my favourite little bits and pieces are ready for action for next years growing season.
And with the large window and insulated roof and sides I should be able to get some seedlings growing early next Spring.
So there you go, first snippets of home to whet your appetites and I promise I'll be back very soon this time.
Have a great weekend.