Posts Tagged ‘sunrise’

Unpacked!

All you cynics and pessimists may now apologise… It is official, I have UNPACKED! Yes, you read that right, unpacked. Well, ok, there *are* three or four boxes under my bed … BUT … they contain Stuff. You know, that Thing you don’t know what to do with, but don’t want to get rid of…

But as for the rest of it, it’s unpacked and either lives somewhere useful or has been consigned to Freecycle or the bonfire. The latter includes you don’t-want-to-know-how-many boxes of paperwork. Does anyone know why I still had my GCSE French folder? Or the exam papers from my first year at university? No, nor me! But along with a car load of other combustibles, they are gone from my life. Or at least they will be, once I can find some matches or a lighter!

So there you have it.

I have officially Moved.

Now I just need to track down a sofa bed and then start being sociable and invite people to stay. And then torture them with my cooking (*evil grin*).

The only thing I’m stuck with is what to call my new abode. It’s an annexe, a single storey granny flat built from concrete blocks against a lovely old farmhouse. It’s very Modern. All right angles and symmetrical. The carpets are vile. The curtains are worse (pink in the living room, blue and flowery in the bedroom). I don’t want to refer to my new pad as “the annexe”. But being so small, it doesn’t count as a house and it’s certainly not a cottage. And bungalow doesn’t fit the bill since it’s semi-detached. I guess “the flat” describes it best, except I tend to think of flats as multi-storey buildings.

There’s one thing I do know … it’s Home. And that, my friends, is what really counts.

Sunrise on 31 January 2010, as seen from my garden

Sunrise on 31 January 2010, as seen from my garden

The view from the road - 31 January 2010

The view from the road - 31 January 2010

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What a beautiful day!

Well, apart from the torrential downpours, that is!

Yesterday, I took a little road trip to Powys.

This involved getting up early and feeding the animals as the sun was coming up:

Sunrise at the farm - 22 November 2009

Sunrise at the farm - 22 November 2009

Sunrise at the farm - 22 November 2009

Sunrise at the farm - 22 November 2009

The dogs let me know they needed a toilet break enroute, so we stopped somewhere in deepest Powys:

Roadside in Powys - 22 November 2009

Roadside in Powys - 22 November 2009

And then it started raining, and didn’t stop til long after I got home 😦

A peaceful day

The view from Mum's front gate - 28 February 2008

The view from Mum's front gate - 28 February 2008

Stella, my first Kune Kune pig - 28 February 2008

Stella, my first Kune Kune pig - 28 February 2008

Sunrise

In order to get up to Mum’s and back, not to mention dropping Wurly off at her new home and getting her settled in, I had to be up before the sun yesterday. Luckily, it was a spectacular sunrise, perfectly timed for my arrival at the farm:

Sunrise at the farm - 11 January 2009

Sunrise at the farm - 11 January 2009

It was pouring with rain at Mum’s so I wasn’t able to get many decent photos but I’ll post a few later with updates on Fergie and the other weaners, not to mention a few fashion disasters in the animal world…

Watching the sun come up

One of the things I love about winter is the spectacular colour of sunrises and sunsets. I’m sure there’s a scientific reason why the reds and oranges that mark the sun’s movements are so vivid at this time of year but I don’t know what it is. What I do know is that it makes being outside on a very cold day worthwhile.

Today (and the rest of the weekend) looks as though it’s gonna be truly miserable so I thought I’d share this photo from yesterday’s sunrise to cheer us all up!

Sunrise at the farm - 10 December 2008

Sunrise at the farm - 10 December 2008

Oh – and what’s the betting it’s cloudy and gloomy at the solstice, thereby removing all opportunities for good photos to celebrate the passing of the shortest day and welcoming the prospect of longer ones!?

Sunrise over the Valley

The view from Mum’s front gate last year. A much nicer day than its predecessor one year on!

Sunrise at Mum's - 14 November 2007

Sunrise at Mum's - 14 November 2007

Frost at dawn

It was a cold, frosty start to the morning – which is exactly how it was last year!

A frosty sunrise at Mum's - 12 November 2007

A frosty sunrise at Mum's - 12 November 2007