And it is interesting too, that I find that much of what I'm doing down here in this beautiful little corner of the world, is about being out and involved in the world, not so much being a hermit hiding in my little studio and making pretty things to show and tell. Being part of a community full of such wonderful people and art and music making, has given me delusions of grandeur I think. Floating dreams and vague ideas that once had no chance of ever seeing the light of day seem now to be...possible. For example, this weekend I am performing in a trio at our local annual Denmark Festival of Voice. An event that I used to come all the way down from Perth to SEE, and day dream about being up there singing on stage like all those REAL singers and REAL musicians. And this year, I'm IN it, with two lovely, lovely friends. And it's not because I've suddenly become an amazing, professional musician, because I haven't...but rather because this sort of thing is happening all around me in this little town, and it's easy here to just put up your hand and say, hey, I could give that a go. Something I would never have done up in the big smoke. So how we'll do, I don't know, all three of us are a bit nervous, but we're having a go. Which is the most important bit, isn't it?
But on to the moving house. We are in our 'shed', though truly, it is a house really, with a shed attached! Cosy and comfy and, once I have a kitchen anyway, will be a lovely home. We have lots to do, but we love it already.
View OF front
View FROM front.
Panorama of inside downstairs (this makes it look huge, it isn't really!)
Panorama of inside upstairs before painting the floor and end wall
Munchkin helping paint the floor upstairs
Upstairs BEFORE munchkins put all their stuff in
View from front door. Note missing kitchen sink/cupboards (but at least I have a stove).
There's the back wall. The 'shed' half is through the door.
Bit messy...still moving in.
Back round to front door again.