Friday, 8 January 2016

Shall I start again?

Well, I've never been on time!!
Better late than never, Happy New Year to you all out there.
That is, if there is still anyone out there.  I've not been blogging for ages but am getting the desire to do so once more.  Just looking back at last year's few posts it would seem that there is plenty to be catching up on as its all changed, again!!
Well, til next time, maybe it wont be so long this time
Take care all x

Friday, 20 March 2015

Magic photos and boxes of sunshine.

This morning I popped into Marwood Hill Gardens as I had read that it was apparently possible to view the eclipse safely on water.  Not sure that I would agree with that as it felt way too bright to do so, I stuck to the pin hole camera instead but did have a lovely walk around in the peace and quiet, taking photos.  The ducks and geese on the lake were pottering about, not sure whether they should be up and about or going back to bed!

George as usual was watching the fish.  Not at all sure what he makes of them but he can spend hours simply staring into the water and knows exactly which way to go to get to the lake.

One of the photos I took was of the statue of Dr Smart, the founder of the gardens and afterwards I noticed that there was an image of the sun in front of the statue.  A clever trick with the sunlight, camera and the water running infront most likely although I have no idea how it worked but this was the only place I could get this to happen (I tried in various other places once I discovered it!).
I was very impressed with my pin hole camera, made it very simply following some online instructions and it worked a treat!
This is the image shining onto the screen of the pinhole camera box

And this is the viewing aperture of the box camera, I am easily amused with simple things!
Right now, in the usual fashion, I have to go and find some food!  Been up at the workshop most of the rest of the day, am pretty sure I have caught the sun, face is feeling a little pink!
Take care all, til next time xx

Monday, 16 February 2015

Here it is!

The fireplace has been rediscovered and set to work!
Not going to show you the view from behind the camera just yet, this is the only one I am looking at for tonight.  Quite a few more boxes have been unpacked and it would seem that my furniture was custom made for this room, I am beginning to love it and I think it just may work perfectly. 
The room is huge and I am intending to set up an area for me to do my sewing, something which I haven't done for a few years now and I am very much looking forward to breaking out the fabrics again!
For now though, I have to eat!  Late supper infront of the fire with something easy to watch on telly me thinks.
Take care all, til next time
Sal x

Sunday, 15 February 2015

100 and counting

I've reached the first milestone of 100 items which I have redistributed out of my home!  Feeling quite accomplished at my ability to do this as I usually cannot get rid of anything, which is frustrating seems as I don't like clutter!  At the rate which I can fill my home with stuff it will become very costly to just keep moving to bigger and bigger homes, and of course totally un-doable (is that even a word?)  So I guess that now will not be the time to list the number of things that I have managed to acquire or purchase since the beginning of the year!  I have had some very lovely friends gift me items which I have really needed and can't possibly fashion from what I already have and also I did manage to find some exceptional bargains in the past week or so, again all items which could not be sourced from what I already have.
Today's goal is to get to my fireplace!
Its behind this lot.
Will let you know if I get there, so back I must go to the boxes, no idea what is in them as I didn't write on all of them when I was packing up, thought it would keep me entertained, now I am not so sure!!
Take care all, til next time
Sal x

Friday, 30 January 2015

Gone wild

Like most people in the UK we've been having some wild weather down here in Devon.  I took these photos last week as I was driving home, couldn't resist stopping to watch the sun rays over the bay.

I'm still engrossed in packing and sorting my possessions ready for the big move next week.  I've managed to jettison quite a few bits and pieces, although in the process it looks like I have created more mess!  Hopefully by putting it all in the removal boxes it will start to look tidier again, well for a few days until I have to take it all out again.

For now I am going to note down the latest items to leave my possession and crack on with more of the same!
Take care all, til next time
Sal x

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

More moved

I am busy sorting my life, universe and everything out as I am on the move.  First in line is my workshop which is going to be here:
A fantastic setting in the Devon countryside, a proper barn with an upstairs too.  I am gradually moving items in although it really does seem a shame to clutter it up with all my stuff, there is so much room!
However, I don't think I shall tire of the view!  This was taken at the weekend and just shows the snow on the horizon where is landed over Exmoor.  I was starting to disbelieve all the people who said it has snowed in Devon as this is the closest I got to it all! 

And these ladies are my new distraction!  Not my hens but they live at the workshop, there are 3 of them that I saw, not sure if more were hiding elsewhere.

They were very friendly and keen to help unload the car!

These are another couple of residents although I didn't really meet them, decided to leave them to what they were doing!
With all the sorting out ready to move I have managed to add another few items to the De-clutter 365 list, although I have got rid of more items but I didn't write them down and have forgotten them already!
All this busy-ness has quite made me forget lunch (its 5pm) so I am going, as usual to find food now, well in a minute, got to go and shut the gate first, will probably find a number of other things to do on route..............
Take care, til next time
Sal x

Saturday, 17 January 2015

5 down, 360 to go.

And the de-cluttering has begun!
Have taken stuff to the charity shop and also dropped off other items at the fabric charity recycle bins.  More bits have been posted online and hopefully there will be a few collections of items this week.
I am listing (mainly for my own benefit but if you want to check in and keep reminding me this is what I am doing that would be great) on a new page which I have added on this blog so I can attempt to move on at least 365 items which I no longer need.
Anyone else having a go at something like this?  Maybe we could form a de-cluttering group - just trying to fill the void already!!
Well it may be almost bed time but I have managed to forget dinner so I am off (as per usual) to find food!
Take care all, til next time
Sal x