This week marks the first anniversary of moving into our new home, it does seem so long ago now since we moved! We had lived in our previous home for 22 years and I thought that it would be such an ordeal to leave there, especially as it was where the children had grown up. However, we have loved being here so much and wish we had moved a long time ago! So if you are at a similar crossroads I would recommend a change!
This month Coast magazine have an article about moving to Bridport and West Bay. They highlight so clearly why this area is so special with it's stunning coast, countryside, rolling hills and sleepy villages and vibrant art and music events.We were told when we moved here that there was so much going on that you could go to something different every day.That does seem to be the case and consequently the time I have for blogging has reduced!
We have enjoyed seeing so much more wildlife. The garden has been full all summer with visiting bees, butterflies, moths and crickets and it has been a pleasure to garden without so many snails and slugs. The days of collecting over one hundred slugs off the lawn before breakfast are now a distant memory!
The highlights, however, have been listening to the skylarks from just outside the back door and while washing up one evening, witnessing a barn owl hunting. Currently we have seen house martins and other emigrating birds stopping off before their long journey south.
The market town of Bridport has many independent shops selling local food and drink and it has allowed us to reduce our spend in the supermarket and have local tastier food.
Luckily the house was in good order so we have been able to spend plenty of time out in the garden.
It has been fantastic to have the greenhouse, it has made such a difference getting seeds to germinate and we have been eating our own tomatoes for a few months now.
We are always discovering new walks some with spectacular views like these.
And this view makes me smile and brightens my day whatever the weather,when we take the car out.
I would like to thank you all for your wonderful comments and friendship and visits over the last year too, and sharing some of my high lights.