Well, what a Christmas, chez Elemental Grace!
I completed the sale of the house on Tuesday, which made for the best early birthday present of all time, and wandered down to see my new place on the way down to Cornwall for Christmas. The waiting was terrible, like holding your breath for weeks on end.
We popped in for a quick gander (you know, since we were passing and all) and it was so nice to be back in the cottage, and knowing that it was mine - I walked around it grinning like a fool, and just couldn't seem to stop. There's something about the place that just drew me, and everything about it just seems friendly and 'right'. I can see myself being happy there, in a way I couldn't when I viewed all the other places. I'm a great believer in following your instincts, and I truly feel that this is absolutely the right place at the right time.
I couldn't stop smiling as we went round. There are so many things about it that I like. The light and airy feel to it, the slightly tardis-like quality, the walls that aren't perfectly straight, the hidden recesses and the way that it gives me a sense of being a part of a history. There is a sense of the little things that somehow make up a whole that opens up its arms and welcomes you in. It secretly whispers in your ear that you don't have to be on your best behaviour because it's glad you've come to visit and likes you just as you are.
So here are some photos I thought you might like of the new pad before we get any furniture into it and start knocking walls down.
The Front Door
The Living Room (just as you go in)
The bathroom (to be knocked down) in between the living room and kitchen
Various of the kitchen (to be replaced and refloored)
The master bedroom (see what I mean about the tardis-like qualities?)
The second bedroom :)