So many of you are keen to share the joy of our new home so here she is warts and all. She is in desperate need of some sprucing up, painting and the guttering replacing BUT she has stolen our hearts. Over time she will be transformed from the ugly ducking into a beautiful swan. Already we have made a difference to the inside. I have made curtains, throws and table linen for the lounge. Gerard has been busy painting a trunk and side table so we are making progress.
We have been to the local Historical Society, Comunn Eachdraidh Nis in Gaelic which has a local history archive and a small museum to do some research on the cottage. It appears that the outbuilding was the original cottage and the newer cottage was built in 1920. It was a joy to look at some of the photographs through the years of people who have lived and worked the Croft. The croft leads down to the sea but we have yet to explore the paths down. If I stand on tip toes, bearing in mind how short I am I can just about see the sea from the attic landing window, Gerard obviously has a better view.
I will share this with you again when the weather is a little better.
We went to the local car boot sale yesterday which made us both smile. It consisted of 5 cars so not at all what we have been used to. There was bacon/egg rolls and tea/coffee for £2 available in the school canteen, it would have been rude not to...and the perfect place to chat. I met a lovely lady who moved here a couple of years ago who is keen to start a knitting/yarn group locally so I am meeting up with her next week.
So far our move has been everything that we had hoped for and more. There is plenty of work to do to transform our cottage back to its former glory, but we are certainly enjoying the process. It will of course take time but that is one thing we have in abundance.
See you soon.