For to be free is not to merely cast off one's chains,
but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
- Nelson Mandela -

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Visualising the future

Today Ken took Owen to see 'the house' while Myrna was having French lessons in Penrith. With just the two of them Owen could take it in at his own speed, in his own way. He hasn't said much about it yet, but neither has he said he doesn't want to live there. In the course of the next few days his comments will come out.
While there, Ken took some photo's (apologies for the bit of camera strap showing on some of them). It helps to visualise ourselves in there. We've spoken to JC and she's taken note of everything we've said and offered. Now we're going to need a lot of Patience. And again, Faith.

This is what you see after driving over the single track for half a mile. The outbuildings on the left are in use by a farmer, and wouldn't be included for us.

Doesn't Old Faithful just belong there? This is the house, with the two smaller outbuildings that are probably going to be included. Would be good to have, for bicycles, garden tools, bits of wood and all these things that really shouldn't live in a house...

A view of the house from the - metal and concrete and very shaky - bridge over the Petteril. With the blossoming trees!!

The back of the house. It looks a bit messy, maybe, but notice the gorgeous Gothic style window, that's even more beautiful from the inside. And look at that garden that goes right around the house... plenty space for dogs, trampoline, polytunnel, greenhouses...

The sagging wall on the riverside...

And this is the view of the house when you follow the track further up hill. Not bad, hey?

12 comments:

Ruth said...

Gorgeous - I hope it is for you. I really do:)

Amanda said...

Its beautiful :0)

Tech said...

Wow! Stunning!

Mieke said...

Thank you all for your co-creating and positive input! It really does help, you know!

'EF' said...

Is lovely :)

shukr said...

Ah, beautiful - hope you are in there *very* soon!

Lisa said...

What a beautiful part of the world we live in. so envious, wish we could move out of the city. see you soon.

thenewstead5 said...

I can definately "see" all of you living there... that wrap around garden is great: perfect for pitching tents of all those visiting home educators....

Pixies Den said...

Mieke, I have only just found that you blog, up til now we have only spoken on email, and you have always been such a good help to me. All I wanted to say was, visualise, see yourself living there and feel how it will feel.Works really well for us. Fingers crossed that it all works out, but if not and you feel like moving 20 miles our way let me know and I will look out for places for you. Ria

Mieke said...
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Mieke said...

((hug))) Lisa!!

A camping weekend with bbq, fire and dance is what I have in mind for that garden, Ann! Around September-ish. With everybody who wants to come and celebrate our creation!

Bless you, Ria! And so nice to see you here! I'm trusting it won't be necessary, but just in case this place isn't what we need and we need to look further afield, I'll certainly ask for your help.
For the past couple of days I've woken up in the mornings and it actually takes a few minutes before I realise I'm not in the new house yet...
We still haven't had news about rental price and all that, but I didn't expect it to be straight forward.
Patience and Faith.

lucy said...

oh wow - this is so beautiful. I'm visualising you all living there happily :)