Six weeks have passed now since we moved into the
cabin and we adore this little place.
We have experienced quite a lot of stormy weather,
with huge amounts of rain and some very blustery nights. We have held our
breath on a couple of occasions, half expecting the roof to be ripped off, but
have been pleasantly surprised and will be ever grateful to Scot, who built
this amazingly resilient house.
We also love our second-hand wood stove, which easily kicks
in - warming the cabin, keeping our furry friends and us happy! We’ve even been
through a little cold snap and while there was frost outside a couple of weeks
ago – we were toasty and snug inside.
There is an abundance of birds around us and when the
mornings are calm and mild, the birdsong is absolutely wonderful. We are
situated at the top of a beautiful wooded valley, so the climate is almost
rainforest-like. We see the sun rising and setting, the clouds forming and
moving across the sky, the rain coming in and the mist rising down in the
valley on chilly mornings. The autumnal colours of the leaves are stunning; so
many shades of gold and red and it is such a joy to sit looking out with the kitties
beside us. There is something to enjoy from every window, whether it’s the
dense greenery at the back of the cabin or the garden and valley views.
It seems to have taken us a long time to get things
done, to unpack all our stuff, as well as getting ourselves organised; finding
our feet here at the community and exploring the local area, but there is no
rush and we are grateful for the opportunity to creep and go.
We just have a few more bits to sort inside the cabin and then we’ll move on to fixing the roof of the workshop, which has a couple of leaks and we are both quite eager to get cracking in the garden...clearing the beds of weeds and covering them for the winter.
This morning is dark, wet and windy again - we do seem
to get very strong gusts here, but for now...we are safe, cosy and very happy.
Have a lovely week!
Kay and Sime xx