Tuesday, 28 February 2012
With the unseasonably warm weather we have had recently we have been venturing into our garden a lot more. We moved into our house in August, knowing that we would have to live in it as it was for at least a little while in order to come up with the finance to build the large extension that it would need as well as a new bathroom and kitchen and a complete revamp of all decoration. I plan to give you a grand tour, when I can pluck up the courage to reveal just how un-blog worthy my reality is. I love reading blogs where I only see the 'good' bits of people's lives, but that really isn't who I am. I am a warts and all type of girl so there was never any hope I would be able to maintain anything else on my blog! Besides, seeing the squalor I live in is bound to make someone else feel better about their situation - I will think of it as a charitable service!
Even the garden needs everything imaginable done to it as you can see from the pictures. It had a pond so big 200 Koi lived in it once upon a time - we still have a Heron that pops by from time to time hoping for a meal! As we have a toddler we filled it in. Not pretty - yet. Eventually it will be part of a garden including raised bed, a storage facility/shed for my Husband and a grassy area for lots of play.
And this is the point - potential. It all has potential if you just look closely enough. I spend a lot of time planning our renovation campaign but spending time in the garden over the last few days has given me the opportunity to enjoy what we currently have with my daughter. It may not be beautiful, (it definitely isn't), but it is our space. Just like our wreck of a house, and one day it's true potential will emerge, just like the flowers in the garden. Hopefully by that time I will work out what exactly they are!