This is our garden. The trees are rustling and the plants are awakening. We don’t know any of them yet.
The fountain sprinkles in a pond where brightly coloured fish swim. We are keepers of fish now.
The sun shines through the windows of the kitchen bringing warmth and light to our new home.
Today is moving day. John and I are moving to our new house. The journey to get here at the start of the year was longer than we thought it would be, but we finally arrived. With the help and love of our families. Our very first house.
Dreams do come true.
A real house of your own! It looks made for you. Where is this wonderful place?
Thank you Emily! We are so happy – it has been a wild fast roller coaster the past couple months though. I couldn’t say till it all happened, which it did last minute very quickly. See you at bees around 2pm to tell you more xx
Well done, All that’s missing is a nice beehive in the garden.
Thanks Beth! I’m putting a bug hotel in our garden and resting stations for visiting pollinators 🙂
Best wishes in this new phase of your lives.
Thank you Philip, we are so excited!
Congratulations! It looks a sweet garden, and I am envious of the kitchen size. You and Emily will have plenty of room for making cakes…..
Thank you! A big kitchen for honey extraction for Emily and I, but yes, cakes too!
With all best wishes…
Thank so much for your wishes… 🙂
Wonderful looking new Home… And Congratulations in your arrival… You have a lovely looking new house to make into your Home.. and the garden looks spacious and complete with little pond.. ( a little like our fish pond ) 🙂
And your New Kitchen is spacious too ready for cooking lots of home-made meals..
Wishing you well on your move…
Love and Hugs.. Sue xox
Thank you Sue. We can still hardly believe it. Busy but happy days ahead getting our new place ready for all the memories we’ll make there 🙂 x
Congratulations! There is something about moving into your own home. And such a lovely one at that. Enjoy.
Thank you Anna, we feel so lucky too. Hope to share more stories as we get to know our new home.
You have a bird feeding station too! Congratulations on the new digs. We’re looking forward to reading about the birds, the bees, the fish, and the flowers. 🙂
Thanks Pat! I can’t wait to find out more about the fish and to get to know the birds on the feeders 🙂
Congratulations and good luck in your new home!
Thank you Safar, it feels like home already.
Yay for the garden! Enjoy the new place and hope the house becomes a home. Thanks for sharing.
Our first garden! Thank you Eric, we feel so lucky to have a garden in London, as well as a house, which is so difficult to be able get these days. Hope to share more garden, fish and stories this year.
Congratulations on the new home! It is a lovely time to move into a new place with all the summer ahead of you. Amelia
Thank you Amelia! It is a wonderful start for spring – I hope the summer days are warm ahead for sitting in the garden and listening to the sounds 🙂
Congratulations, and a gorgeous looking garden too.
Thank you! We can’t wait to settle in properly 🙂
Many congratulations. I hope you have many happy years there. I hope you ‘beehive’ yourself with the neighbours.
xxx Huge Hugs xxx
Thank you David! We’re looking forward to getting to know our neighbours – we have neighbours! Huge hugs back! 🙂
Very pretty garden! Lovely lay out! 🙂
Thank you, we love the water feature and the curved path leading the allotment at the end. Endless days of fun discovering what grows in the garden ahead 🙂
Dear Emma, May we wish you and John all the happiness in the world in your new home. As you wrote, dreams can come true. It looks a lovely home and one you both can thoroughly grow into. Do you have a special room of your own to do your practical aromatherapy? It will be wonderful discovering all the plants and trees. Let this garden teach you, do not get tempted to change things too quickly. The bees and the garden knows what is needed. We have 15 of those fish in our pond in the back garden. Each year just as winter is packing her bags and the fish start to swim again I am always thrilled that they have survived. Some of them are 16 years old. They went in about 3″ long and are now certainly 18″ long. Pax et Bonum
Thank you for your lovely words and thoughts Lindy. We were thinking of getting to know the garden month by month to see what grows before planting anything new, perhaps in September or October… I’ll be posting and asking for gardening advice throughout the year. The kitchen is lovely for aromatherapy recipe-making, I’ll have a whole cupboard rather than a shelf for my kit. The spare room looks like it will have a lot of visitors and be a study when not occupied. We have busy happy days ahead getting the house ready. Emma x
May you have much joy in your new home. When do the bees move in?
Thank you so much! I’m still not far from Perivale apiary so keeping bees with Emily, though looking forward to getting to know the solitaries and other pollinators who visit our garden.
How lovely for you both. I hope you will be very happy in your new home. All the best, EST. RH
Thank you RH! The process of buying and moving house was a rollercoaster ride at the start of this year. So wonderful to move in for spring 🙂
Congratulations! That’s a wonderful big step in a life. A place of one’s own. Is that a fish net or a butterfly net by the railing? Or are you catching wayfaring bees!
Thanks Tom, we are so pleased. It was hard work to get there. A butterfly or fish net? I rather like the idea of catching wayfaring bees… 🙂
Congratulations on your new house! It’s beautiful!!
Thanks Patrick! Very busy and happy times ahead – a house is a real project, we can’t wait!
Hi Emma … a first home is always a special achievement. Even if you don’t want to keep bees in the garden you could have an empty bait hive … it’ll look good and, you never know, you might attract a swarm. Far better in your hive than a neighbours chimney where the pest controller might have to poison them. I’ve caught swarms in a bait hives in the garden each of the last three years and the nearest bees are at least half a mile away. Freebees 😉
But I realise there are more pressing priorities at the moment …
I love the idea of the bait hive – why not catch a swarm? Better in our garden than a neighbour’s chimney as you say. Thanks for the idea. I’m also looking forward to putting in bug hotels and seeing what other pollinators live in our garden 🙂
Congratulations! There is nothing more special than getting to know your very own house and garden, and creating it to your own tastes. Gardening is one of my biggest joys- the possibilities and planning each spring are just magical.
Thank you! 🙂 We’re now settling into the house but I can’t wait to get to the garden – the most fun ever. Will be asking lots of gardening advice here.
Congratulations, and I hope you’ll be very happy in your new home – it looks lovely.
Thanks Helen – our weekends are chockablock sorting through DIY and unpacking but I’m not complaining. We love it!
Your wonderful new home makes me so happy for you both. It has a welcoming atmosphere and seems to hug you close saying it was waiting just for you and John xx
Thank you we have loved week one in our house xx