Leeloo

Not at all related to crofting or house renovation, Leeloo is a huge part of my life… our lives. We adopted Leeloo about 10 years ago, found her on Petfinder (a dangerous and wonderful place) and although the foster home could only provide one very blurry picture we went to see her. It didn’t matter…

DIY Updates & Spring!

A week has slipped by without me even noticing! Happy Spring equinox everyone 🙂 For my own sanity (and so I can feel like we’re actually making progress!), here’s the stuff we’ve managed to get done over the last 8 days: Finished painting the stairs. This was a big one because it involved shutting all…

Where have we been?

I feel like we disappeared from our usual routine a few months ago, maybe even longer. I mentioned that step 1 of achieving our change in lifestyle is to sell our current house, well that’s not quite true. In order to put this house on the market we need to finish up some projects we…

One man’s trash…

10 long weeks later we returned, knowing that we couldn’t make a decision based on a single visit. During those 10 weeks we’d started a lot of conversations and attended the Home Building and Renovating show in Edinburgh. During all of this activity we’d uncovered more complications. The first surprise to us was that you…

Second thoughts?

When we finally decided to venture north to see it, I notified the estate agent and that’s when the first complication came to the surface. We knew the property hadn’t been occupied for a few decades so we expected interior water damage. An anxious phone call back from the estate agent advising us not to…

First Post, first steps

My first post…what to say! I could tell you how afraid and anxious I am one day only to be filled with hope and optimistic anticipation the next but maybe that’s a bit heavy for just now. Let’s start with my goals for this blog and our change in lifestyle in general. My goal for…