Sunday, 22 May 2016
This is my favourite time of year. I love the blossom and the freshness of the new leaves. My garden is at its best at this time: here a few quick snaps this morning and a shot of the big trees which surround the garden. I'll miss my garden and my dog walks around the village when we move. This week we've had evening walks after the rain stopped and you could really smell the hawthorn hedges. And in the usual dog walk field the grass is knee high and full of buttercups.
Yes I'll miss the village, my garden and this house. It looks like our sale is going through and we have found somewhere too now - a smaller house which ticks all the boxes. It's within easy walking distance of the centre of Chester, and has a bit more character than this one. There are compromises: it won't be as quiet and we won't have as much space downstairs. We'll be swapping the sound of the crows for traffic noise as we are just off a main route into the city. But there's a walled garden and double glazing and easy access to the cycle path and canal for dog walking. We also have plans to extend the living space downstairs to make a bigger kitchen.
All very exciting but for now I'm enjoying my peaceful May garden probably for the last time.