Saturday, 13 August 2016

We have moved!!


Looking across our field to the purple heather covered moor.


After many stressful weeks, many moments thinking it wasn't going to happen at all and then exchange and completion happening within four days we are at last in our new home!!  The problems with buying it had taken away some of the excitement and I just couldn't look forward as so many things had gone wrong.  I am now pinching myself as I can't quite believe  this beautiful place is ours.  We have an awful lot of work to do as it has been neglected, we will take our time and work on it over the next few years, but I have totally fallen in love with it. I feel like I have been here for months not days, it really feels like home.  I love the peace, the space, the big skies, it house been worth every stressful minute.

Here's a little taster of our new home.  Our internet isn't great and as you can imagine I have an awful lot of unpacking to do but will be back again with some more updates.

Where we spend most of our time looking out at the view

Looking across our garden to our neighbours munching away in their field


Orchard, fruit trees and an overgrown polytunnel




The polytunnel and garden have been neglected and are very overgrown and full of weeds.  I have no idea how to look after the grapes and kiwis but they seem to have thrived on neglect.


I have a purple Aga!!  Those tiles will have to go.

My first meal cooked in the Aga, chickpea casserole of course.

After living in a valley for many years, I love the big skies I can see from our hill


Chickpea xx





69 comments:

  1. What wonderful news, Congratulations, I hope you have a bottle of champers to drink. I hope you have many happy years in your new home, looking forward to seeing pictures of it.

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    1. Somewhere, can't find it of course :)

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  2. Fabulous news, beautiful home, great yard.
    Is that a town across the cows and hills or homes ?
    Very lush, green and beautiful.

    cheers, parsnip and thehamish

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    1. It is a tiny village, just a few houses but has a little shop/post office. Haven't been in there yet

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  3. Congratulations! Wow, that view is amazing - I don't think I'd ever get anything done, I'd be too busy staring at it. I love the conservatory and am very envious of your kiwis! Enjoy - you've earned it. xx

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    1. We have never had a conservatory before, seems to be somewhere flies go to die!!

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  4. I know exactly what you mean - we, too, previously lived in a valley and now we can see for miles. Do you also now get sunrises and sunsets? I can't get enough of them.

    So happy for you Chickpea - and wish you much happiness in your new home 😘

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    1. Haven't been up early enough for sunrise yet, too exhausted :)

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  5. Wow, at last and what a wonderful place - all that fruit - how brilliant.
    Look forward to more views of your new home and surroundings.
    Good luck with the unpacking

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    1. Been unpacking for days and it doesn't look I have done much :)

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  6. congratulations ! it looks amazing..

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  7. Well done on your move. Not sure I would get much done with that fabulous view. As for your kiwis they need to be picked after the first frost. Evidently they don't taste right according to my friend if you have them before! B x

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    1. Thanks for the advice about the kiwis, will let you know how they taste.

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  8. wonderful news. lovely home. all that unpacking but u will do in your own time as everything has to have a perfect spot. what a wonderful canvas outside and in to work fro. wishing u much joy and haopiness pattypan xx

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  9. wonderful news. lovely home. all that unpacking but u will do in your own time as everything has to have a perfect spot. what a wonderful canvas outside and in to work fro. wishing u much joy and haopiness pattypan xx

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  10. Congratulations. May you have many happy years in your new home. Best wishes

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  11. It looks terrific! So glad you are finally settled in.

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    1. We have settled in very quickly, it really feels like home

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  12. Oh WOW! What a fabulous place! I hope you will be sooooo happy there, chickpea. Just imagine crafting away in the conservatory with that wonderful view in front of you. It would be impossible to prise me away :) AND a purple Aga... woohoo!....All that lovely fruit too.....Please do keep us updated as things progress so that I can sigh with envy at each beautiful photograph x

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    1. I will keep you all updated, it will take a while there is an awful lot to do!

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  13. Congratulations.
    It looks awesome-x-

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  14. Looks delightful, enjoy making it into your home xxx

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    1. That's the best bit, already feels like home now we have our own bits around us

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  15. Congratulations! It looks lovely, and with great views too. I love the orchard and garden. I'm sure you'll enjoy settling in.
    Cathy x

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  16. Congratulations, all the stress was worth it in the end. You certainly have a very impressive view. What a delight a purple aga, stunning.

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    1. It was worth it, though I had my doubts before we moved!

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  17. It looks beautiful, wishing you every happiness in your new home xxx

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  18. I'm super pleased for you. We 're still looking for our forever home. We too would love a 'view', yours is spectacular.

    Jean
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    1. It was on my list of things I wanted in our new home, views and big skies

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  19. What wonderful news. So pleased for you, the new house and garden look lovely.

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  20. Wonderful, congratulations, you will soon have it all licked into shape although there is no rush looking forward to seeing it all develop :-)

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    1. Thanks Dawn, it will take a while

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  21. Oh WOW!!! That is the best blog-heading I have seen in a long time! So pleased to know that you are finally IN! I have experienced the awful delays and problems that house-buying entails but I also know that the final move is worth all the hassle. I hope you have many happy years together in this lovely house and in the meantime, enjoy making it your home. Is that Dartmoor or Bodmin Moor in the background? Gorgeous views!

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    1. Not Bodmin or Dartmoor, just a little area of moorland covered in beautiful heather.

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  22. Happy, happy!
    Conservatory, Aga, kiwis - wonderful.

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    1. The aga cooking is a bit hit and miss at the moment until I get used to it!

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  23. It is lovely - the view is breathtaking. I'm so happy for you. We too, moved this year and we have much to do also. It's been so very hot and humid, so much of the outdoor work has been somewhat restricted. (the mosquitoes almost carry you away - I have many itchy bites) Hopeful to accomplish more when Fall gets here. Time and money - never enough of either, it seems, but I am so happy to be here and I am so happy you are in your new home as well. Congrats and I hope it proves to be everything you want and dream it to be. Ranee (MN)USA

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    1. Thank you Ranee, it has been very hot here since we moved it, not good for moving boxes around!

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  24. I'm so very happy for you! What a beautiful setting, and the view is amazing. I was already quite jealous of your Aga after seeing the picture on Instagram, and now that I know it's purple I'm even more jealous. I love the tiles, especially the one with the sheep. :-)

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    1. A friend did comment that it was like having a menu on the wall, as a vegetarian not a good thought :)

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  25. Congratulations and what an idyllic spot you've moved to x

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    1. Thanks Jo, we are happy here, surrounded by fields but not too far from towns

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  26. Congratulations!!! Welcome to your new home!!!! I hope that you are soon settled in terms of unpacking and so on and can get on with making it yours and enjoying it! Love the AGA, I don't think I have seen a purple one before, it looks good doesn't it. Beautiful view from your conservatory! Enjoy!!! xx

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    1. Thank you Amy, I really wasn't keen on the colour but it is growing on me

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  27. Oh my grapes and kiwis! I LOVE your Aga. Excuse my ignorance but what lovely location have you moved to?

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    1. Not far from our old home, it is an area called Carnmenellis.

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  28. a million congratulations!!! i'm so thrilled for you -- it looks to be a slice of heaven itself! xoxo

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  29. Fantastic news and it looks like a beautiful home too!

    Our house buying adventures have gone horribly wrong... all the excitement wore off with out property and the ongoing dispute and after 5 months, things were not getting any further forward with a resolution and we'd seen another potential house so we pulled out, had an offer accepted on a second house we loved and thought things were working out, then the vendors at the 2nd house decided they didn't want to sell after all and took it off the market! It's so frustrating and depressing! Back to the drawing board for us now, just keeping an eye open for a suitable house again, there's nothing for us at the moment sadly.

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    1. Oh Louise I'm so sorry, it must be so stressful, just hang on in there something will come up. I will keep everything crossed for you xx

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  30. So thrilled for you and your family. All worth it in the end, take your time to sort your things out, just enjoy your surroundings,and that beautiful big garden.

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  31. So glad you have finally moved! I was so pleased to see the post title pop up :). It looks like it has been worth the wait and agony, I can see why you did not want it to fall through. What amazing views and those grapes and kiwis are fantastic, it would cost a small fortune to buy that lot!

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    1. I know, not sure what we are going to do with them all, I'm looking for local wine makers who may be interested.

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  32. HOORAY! It looks amazing already! When you put your personal stamp on it, it will be spectacular!

    Welcome home Chickpea and family. All my best wishes for your lovely new house!

    p.s. the grapes look delicious!

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    1. Thanks Sol, they are a little 'tart' at the moment but hopefully sweeten

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  33. Hi Chickpea.Sorry not been on.Been away,family crisis,very stressful a bit like your house move.I am soooooo very Happy for you and family+pets.It looks absolutely Beautiful,love the Agar and that casserole.Hopefully you can slowly but surely put you stamp on the place and that may help to de stress you both.Love the Stunning views,as you may remember we have similar looking up to St.Agnes Beacon.It makes such a difference when you need to de stress.Wishing you all the Happiness in the world,lord knows you deserve it.Huggles xxx

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    1. Hi Lee, good to hear from you, hope things sort themselves out for you

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  34. Brilliant news, I hope you have many good times ahead of you making this your perfect forever home.

    Give the polytunnel a couple of months and the jungle will die down for winter and you will be able to get some drastic pruning done and reclaim a bit of space for Winter vegetable growing.

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    1. Good idea to leave them for a while, will now look up what I can grow in winter.

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