[singlepic id=29 w=320 h=240 float=right] There is much work to do before we even get started on any house renovations. In order to have a space in which to work and create, let alone house Amy’s ever-growing collection of tools and accessories, we’ve had to do a bit of a conversion job on Harry’s garage. When I say garage it’s more like a massive shed which is divided in 2. “The black shed” houses an Aladdin’s cave of “useful” things, most of which are so thick in dust and cobwebs that I’m unsure what some things actually are. It was a similar story on the other side where, over the years, an accumulation of all sorts of stuff was getting a tad out of hand.
Livy and Harry have very kindly agreed to hand over the reigns of Gwalia to the next generation but they are on-hand to provide guidance, words of wisdom and let us know their opinions on the changes we plan to make. This is of course appreciated and is very much in the spirit of the lifestyle we’re trying to create – maybe not communal but certainly reciprocal. We will be living more as next door neighbours, rather than all under one roof, with a shared space at the centre of the house. In the early days the farm was purchased with another couple and so it feels like a tip of the hat to the original idea of how the Chandlers came to live here. Continue reading