Moving House and Blog Awards!

I’m back, with a big beaming smile on my face! Our house move went really well and we just love our new home, it’s as if we’ve been here for years already. That exciting moment of putting the key into the lock and stepping through the door of our new home for the first time will stay with me for a long time, our new house feels like home. A concern I believe most people have when moving house is fearing the new home in question doesn’t live up to expectations, the legal procedure of buying a house always seems to take such a long time (well it does for us) and this just adds fuel to the fire of an already stressful situation. But we needn’t have worried, our new home is everything we hoped it would be.

As you can probably tell I’m very happy with our new home. The garden is beautiful too, even though it’s cold and miserable outside I’ve been pottering around and exploring as much as I can. I think I know where I want the new veg patch to eventually be, a little more time would be wise to get a real sense of how much sun / shade the area receives. While exploring I found a disused compost bin tucked away, long forgotten at the bottom of the garden. This has now been put to good use, filling up nicely with chicken manure and our kitchen waste. Adding the magic ingredients to start the process of making compost always makes me smile, it’s such an easy and satisfying task to perform. Another reason to be cheerful is discovering my blog has been nominated for a couple of awards, thanks to Lucy over at The Smallest Smallholding.



I need to play along with the following rules:

1. Thank the person who nominated you.
2. Add The One Lovely Blog Award / The Very Inspiring Blogger Award to your post.
3. Share 7 things about yourself.
4. Pass the award on to 10 nominees.
5. Include this set of rules.
6. Inform your nominees by posting a comment on their blogs.

Ok, 7 things you may not know about little old me……

1. I’m fascinated with anything to do with the paranormal and I admit to watching all the TV programmes!

2. I design and handcraft jewellery using various media, such as beads, mixed metals and fabrics.

3. I started growing my own vegetables in 2007, using containers. I grew the best carrots ever that way. Little did I know how hooked I’d become, eventually growing a wide variety of crops in a large plot and taking on a full allotment plot some years later.

4. I can’t bake to save my life, although I’m trying really hard to improve by practising as much as possible. Whatever I make is more or less edible, I haven’t poisoned anyone yet so that’s something I suppose.

5. I kill houseplants. Not on purpose I might add it’s just that I’m useless at remembering to water them. Even when I do remember they just don’t seem to like me very much, eventually curling up and dying anyway. Give me a veg garden to look after any day!

6. I absolutely love Harry Potter films, I could sit and watch them back to back all day.

7. I’ve suffered with a sleep disorder called Sleep Paralysis on and off since my teens.

Here are my 10 blog nominees:

1. Green Bench Ramblings

2. Notes on a Garden

3. Wood and Field

4. Chilli Ninja

5. Allotmental

6. The Dorset Finca

7. Dig the Outside

8. Urban Veg Patch

9. Allotment Adventures with Jean

10. Flighty’s Plot

Thank you so much for all the well wishes left on my previous post, I really appreciate each and every comment.

13 thoughts on “Moving House and Blog Awards!

  1. I’m pleased to see that your move went okay and that you already feel at home in your new abode. I smiled at your comments about the compost heap.
    I fare little better with houseplants but I’m going to try growing some yet again this year.
    Well done on receiving both these awards, which are well deserved, and many thanks for awarding them to me, which I shall post about in due course. xx


  2. Hi Karen, this is a very inspirational post. I’m happy for you and that you can see the possibilities in what sound like a lovely blank canvas of a garden. I hope to have the same feeling in the next year or two when we buy our own house, it must be magical! Oh, thank you for the nomination, that is very nice of you.


  3. How did Myrtle fair in the move. I have to admit a small wonderful obsession with Myrtle since I laid eyes on her last year. i am an Artist and she is beauty. I fully intend to do her portrait. When I do I will share it with you.


  4. Really pleased your move went well and I too look forward to seeing photos and am just looking forward to your posts in general! Thank you so much for the nomination : ) I hope I get chance to pass it on soon and I’m interested to check out the other blogs you nominated. x


  5. Wonderful, you sound so happy in your new home and garden – and I agree, setting up the composting really makes one feel settled in. Getting to know a new garden is fun, but I hope you settle on a place for your vege patch soon, I know once I had mine decided on it made the garden truly feel like mine. Enjoy! Looking forward to the tour…


  6. Hi Melissa, how lovely that you share my obsession with Myrtle, enough to do her portrait! Wow! She is a very pretty hen, such a wonderful colour the bluebell. You’ll be pleased to hear she’s doing fine. I look forward to seeing your work :)


  7. Thank you everyone for your comments, I always love reading them even though I don’t seem to have the time lately to say very much! Tonight it is snowing here, no pottering around the garden for me tomorrow brrrrrrrr! Wrap up warm wherever you are. Karen x


  8. I hope you are still enjoying your new home and garden. Thank you for the blog award, and I’m sorry I’ve been so tardy in saying so. I’ve been preoccupied with other things. Hopefully we’ll have a good Spring and Summer for gardens this year and will soon be able to get out there digging (or not) and planting.


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