Tuesday, 18 October 2016

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Thank you for all your lovely comments on my last post, and sorry I have not replied, life is a bit hectic as usual.  I have had a busy but lovely long weekend, it is the Samba Bands 10th Anniversary so to celebrate members old and new gathered for an evening of fun and music.  Starting with playing Samba around a fire pit in the field, watched by a beautiful moon.  Then three members played their guitars and sang in beautiful harmony.  The evening ended with another member of the band on his 'decks' playing some 'funky' music that had us all throwing some shapes on the dance floor. (yes I have all the terminology)  Oh to be so musically talented, I would love to be able to strum a guitar and sing along.  I do love it when other people make a gathering special by sharing their musical abilities.  Unfortunately, the instruments in a Samba band are not really something to play solo and are very very loud.  Unless you have the whole band and somewhere with no neighbours it is not really something I could bring to a party on my own, banging on my little tam tunelessly would soon annoy all the other guests.  However the full Samba band playing together is a thing of joy and has everyone jigging around.  It was a wonderful night full of fun and friends,  my friend came all the way down from Norwich to attend.  She stayed with me (among the boxes I'm afraid) and we had a lovely few days catching up.  Lots of coffee and cake was consumed, we nosed around the charity shops in Falmouth and Truro and I even found a place that sold gluten free veggie pasties whoopee!! It is so lovely to have friends visit and I'll miss her.

I was  also delighted with another visiter, as you can see from the photos above we had a visit from this magnificent Stag.  Isn't he a beauty!  I first spotted him from the bedroom window, went into David Attenborough mode and crept down the field to get closer.  As you can see it didn't take him long to get wind of me as I balanced on a hedge trying not to fall onto the barbed wire.  I then crawled up behind a mound in the field thinking I could fool him, as I peeped over the top there he was staring straight at me, probably thinking what a plonker.  Just look at those antlers, he looks ready to protect his ladies from any interlopers.  Just to be near such a powerful creature was absolutely thrilling.  He didn't stay long after giving me the stare, and ushered his ladies off to safety.  I love living here so much, I wake everyday and think how lucky I am.




My craft room is coming together, I had the floor laid yesterday and I love it,  I can't wait to get everything set up and start a new sewing project. It's all very 'shabby chic' but this is exclusively my 'woman cave' so I can go mad and have whatever I want. This is the first room I hope to finish, It is the smallest and had the least to do, just a few holes to fill in.  I keep forgetting to take 'before' photos, but it had pink walls, a grubby pink carpet and a huge curtain pole and curtains in what is a very tiny box room.  The pole and curtains have come down and as we are not overlooked probably won't be replaced with anything.  I'll share some photos when it is finished, I now have to fit all of my many boxes of craft bits and pieces in here!

I hope life is good to you all

Chickpea xx

27 comments:

  1. The floor looks brilliant, is it wood?

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    1. It is laminate, but it has improved a lot since we had laminate put in our old house. Feels really solid, (and a lot cheaper than wood)

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    2. and I forgot to say, isn't it brilliant to see deer so close. Almost seems impossible that we have animals as big roaming around the countryside. We can't wait to get back to the country ASAP

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  2. What magnificent beasts! I think I'm a long way away from any red deer here!

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    1. They certainly are, I wouldn't like to get too close!

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  3. How wonderful to be so close to those amazing animals. You are certainly blessed with wonderful views.

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    1. I could sit and look at the views all day!

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  4. Beautiful stag photos - they make our muntjacs seem tiny. I have serious woman cave envy! xx

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    1. It is a very tiny woman cave but all mine!!!!

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  5. wow, hes a beauty. great pics. glad to see you have settled and are enjoying your new home. love seeing the pics.

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    1. He is isn't he, and he knows it :)

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  6. What wonderful photos of the stag, whenever I see deer (Roe) I never have the camera with me.

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  7. Wow what fabulous pics of that Stag you did really well to capture him so close up he's a beaut. We have deer in our woods but I've seen nothing as magnificent as him. I have turned my extension room into what I'm calling my studio one half for yoga practice and the other half for crafts now I may get around to completing something lol

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    1. It does make it easier to complete things if they are not shoved away all over the house out of sight!

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  8. how amazing to have them come so close to the house. Fab pictures.

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    1. I know, I didn't think they would come this close!

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  9. Glad you have beautiful wanted visitors instead of the unwanted hunt. We have a family of deer around here, they do make off ar alarming speed doing an almost kangaroo like run. Autumn has finally arrived in Dorset, I guess you may be a few weeks behind us.

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    1. Still pretty mild here, lovely and sunny today hope it lasts a bit longer.

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  10. What a magnificent beast and how lucky to spot him so close. It is lovely to read how well you are settling in to your new home.

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    1. I do feel so lucky to have a visit from such an amazing creature :)

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  11. great photos - he looks quite grumpy (like a celebrity who has been caught out by the paparazzi!). I think its good that you're getting your little room sorted first - you'll get a sense of achievement sooner than with a big project - and then when it all gets a bit daunting with bigger projects, you'll have a little sanctuary already up and running that you can retreat to!!

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    1. My thoughts exactly, I'm getting daunted by the big projects so it's nice to be able to finish one little room, and especially as it's the room I can go to get some craft time

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  12. What beautiful photos of the stag, and your arty room is looking fab! X

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  13. Wow how fabulous to see a Red stag so close! Loving the craft room.

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  14. How exciting to have a craft room and the term woman cave made me smile :) Glorious photo's of the stag!

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  15. What fabulous photographs of the stag. Just catching up on your last few posts. X

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