Well, it wasn't a long time, but it was a good time. Today we are leaving The Landlady's place to move in with Catwoman. If you had told me a year ago that we would live with someone that we hardly knew for 6 months, I would have said you were mad. When I told friends that a neighbour had invited us to move in with her, out of the blue, and that we were going to take up the offer, they thought we were mad. But our view was that just because the arrangement sounded weird didn't mean we shouldn't try it (sorry about the double negative!). Having made the big decision to demolish and rebuild the house made us feel that all following decisions were relatively simple by comparision. And as it has turned out, the last 6 months has been pleasant, comfortable, mutually beneficial to all parties and we feel that we have developed a friendship that will survive the parting of the ways. It's just a shame for us that the arrangement couldn't last until our house was finished, however it is good for the Landlady that she has found a new house that she loves. Now on to the next, and final phase in our career as professional house guests.
There's a lot that I will miss about living here, but not the stairs. Apart from having to scamper up and down for visits to the bathroom at night, moving stuff is just that much harder with stairs like these. But the exercise has been good for leg condition, particularly when we moved in and over the last two days..
What we will really miss are these very cute residents.
I am an office worker trying to get in touch with my creative side. I like to make things and cook but spend more time thinking about these things rather than doing them. I play lots of sport and will always elect to walk the dogs rather than do things around the house. I buy far too many books yet never have anything to read. In 2010 we knocked down our house and rebuilt it but the journey of gardening and organising our space continues.