Monday, 11 April 2011
This is where I live, for the past 27 years
I have lived here, from newly weds, raisin
my children.. from cots to bigger beds..
flowers loaded with colour in flower beds.
The view from all angles is beautiful and
unspoilt.. I can walk to the river in less
than ten minutes.. When the sun comes out
my rooms fill with a brightness that no
other gift from mother nature can provide.
This house is over 400 years old. It has
dry rot, rising damp.. solid oak beams that
hold up the ceilings from kitchen to living
room. With nine rooms in total.. a garden
long enough to play cricket... apple trees
and honey bees, but alas no white turtle
doves! This house comes as part of the
job my other half has had for the last
forty two years. So what is my problem?
Due to his age... retirement age!! We
may have only twelve to eighteen months
left here.... this is my home.. for the
past twenty eight years...... Time to
start looking for some where else to
live.. time to down size, sell pretty
much all that we have.. our furniture's
way too big, I have a piano for sale,
you can have it for a hundred quid.
A three tier electric organ, my dad
gave to me. I don't have time to play
it... I never did. The buyer has to
collect, failing that it'll end up
in a skip. Car boot sales to sort..
the whole lot will have to go...
At first I was sad, but as it's
four walls and a roof, proof that
it only becomes a home when you
add the care and love and all things
family, trinkets, photos,fluffy love,
cushions Lot's of 'don't you knows.'
Time to have a bonfire .. judging
by how much stuff we've gathered
over the years..it's going to be
a bonfire to remember.. ya know.
Time to move on, this will be a
sad day... but with new horizons
to find...we'll survive, we'll be OK.