Saturday, 23 May 2009

our new house

We moved into our new house last month. There is still a fair bit to do but it is up and running and we are living our lives in it. It is wonderful, big, warm, airy, stylish, beautiful....I could go on a and on with adjectives. It hasn't sunk in yet that we have done it but I think that's because we're not finished and we are so very tired. There is also the small matter of getting a completion certificate, curtains and furniture. There is still a fair bit of work to do. Turning this house into a home is a work in progress.

For the moment, we are enjoying the heating system, the dishwasher (no more washing dishes for me), the cleanliness and newness of it, the light, the windows, the views, the privacy, the spa bath, the powerful showers, visitors. 

1st dance exam

My girl has started Highland Dancing. She really enjoys it. She just had her first dance exam. She is very keen to get a medal! She danced really well but won't get her medal until the prize-giving at the end of June. That is, if she has won one - it is a secret and they won't tell until the day. How awful is that? She is 4 years old. Imagine if we go to a prize-giving and she is excitedly expecting a medal and doesn't get one. She would be so upset and I couldn't bear it. When she is upset she is very upset! After having to pay money for the exam, buy a costume and pumps I sincerely hope she does get a medal. She deserves one. 

Monday, 4 May 2009

cut off from all communications

In case you are wondering where I've been I just want to say I'm still here but I'm in a communications wilderness. The reason is we've moved into our new house. Yippee! At last! But because we are just a little disorganised we have moved in with no broadband connection, no TV, no radio reception (except local radio and there is no real news on it) and the nearest newsagents is 15 miles away. We didn't have a phone line until a few days ago! And our mobile reception is dreadful. I was enjoying being in blissful ignorance of the world and being free from the constant demands all this media and information technology places on you. We have been singing, watching films on DVD, playing music and reading, having conversations and just sitting in silence listening to the birds singing. Out of everything I miss the internet connection the most.I am just snatching a couple of moments at work to type this. I will be online next week (fingers crossed) and back to blogging about being a highland housewife. I've missed blogging and reading all your blogs. I've missed internet banking, shopping, browsing, news. I actually had to hand write (our printers broken) letters and post them - how quaint!