Saturday 31 March 2012

How was our garden shed born - Jak se zrodil nas zahradni domek

Just a few pictures from how the garden shed was being built as it took a lot of effort and Chris could call the garden a gym after lifting all the paving slabs. Yesterday, Friday 30th March, two fellows brought and built our shed and Chris is now adding a few other features so it can be secured and fixed as well as possible. Then we just need a few shelves and everything that was living inside for last few weeks will soon have a new home. We also had our new lawn mower delived so Chris managed to cut the grass all around the house.The mower is a proper beastie and will also live in the shed! :-) So therefore a few pictures to document this venture:-) and now in Czech....

Par obrazku toho jak se rodil nas zahradni domek,bylo to celkem hodne namahy a Chris by mohl rict,ze se mu zahrada stala posilovnou,protoze se celkem nadrel pri zvedani tech dlazebnich kostek - jedna vazi 20kg!! Vcera, 30.brezna, konecne dva typkove privezli a postavili nas domek. Chris ted jeste dodelava par veci,aby byl domek bezpecne upevnen a zajisten a proste aby nam za jednoho vetrneho dne neuletel! Pak jeste bude potrebovat uvnitr par polic a vsechno co poslednich par tydenu muselo zit s nami v dome,bude mit novy domov, takze zahradni nabytek nebude v kuchyni na zemi, kola na spodnim zachode a tak podobne! Vcera nam take privezli sekacku kterou jsme ve ctvrtek objednali,takze Chris nelenil a posekal travu kolem celeho domu. Sice bylo trochu umeni sehnat benzin, protoze po tom co mistni vlada ve stredu vyhlasila plany poplach, ze benzinky budou stavkovat, tak vsichni sili a taknkuji jak o zivot a plni vsechny nadoby co doma najdou!! Jinak nase sekacka je poradna masina,aby vsechnu travu co tu mame zvladla poseka a bude take bydlet v zahradnim domku. Takze je zde par obrazku jak se toto udalo a jak vidite, mame zase krasnou sobotu a slunicko,ale je zima a v pondeli ma prset...ale je to potreba,tak asi budeme mit velikonoce o desti :-)
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Sunday 18 March 2012

St. Patrick's Day and UK's Mother's Day weekend with Jean and Trevor at the Bee Edge

This weekend has been really lovely as we had our first visitors staying with us and we were very excited and looked forward to Jean and Trevor arriving on Friday night. They left Manchester around 2:30pm and the traffic was a bit slow around Leeds,so it took them about 4.5hrs to get to the Bee Edge and they arrived with us just before seven. It was so lovely to welcome them in our new home and we again enjoyed spending time together and partly reliving our 3months together we spent last year. It was hard to believe that on this very same weekend we were sailing in the middle of Indian ocean, heading towards Egypt, spend St. Patrick's day celebrating in style with Phil and Ollie in their cabin and later on in The Rising Sun on great Arcadia and then on the 18th March we had to get up at 6am to dock in Safaga and got on the tour to Valley of the Kings. All this seemed like distant memories but it was fantastic to think about what we had done this time last year and share our memories again!

This weekend this year was not as exotic,but it was great and fantastic in other ways, especially we couls spend it with our friends in our new home and having friends visiting our new home is helping us make this house a real home as we can create some lovely memories and that is real treasure! We ordered specially nice and sunny weather for Trevor and Jean and we probably paid enough to someone up there because you could not wish for better weather. Blue sky and sun shine where there for us during the whole weekend and it allowed Trev and Jean and also us enjoy the beauty around us and appreciate again where we live. They both loved their sea view cabin and we really wanted to feel them very special like they were having a short holiday.

As the weather was so beautiful on Saturday we decided to go for a coastal walk from Coldingham Bay to St Abbs and St Abbs lighthouse. As we said to Trevor and Jean,just a short stroll around the coast. We were well prepared and had walking shoes,windproof jackets,binoculous and spirit to walk where the path takes us. It was a first time for Chris and me as well,so we did not know what to expect. We found our way just fine, it was a fantastic weather so we just enjoyed the scenery,sheep and lambs, lock (not ness) and the sea. We bumped into our farmer's Will wife Carol's cafe, which we knew was somewhere there but were not sure where it was. It was very hand as we were very hungry and it was Carol's 1st day opening.We had some lovely carrot&lentil soups and Jean had very tasty carrot cake. We also had a look in the art galery that is just next to the cafe,which had many lovely pictures so maybe we can visit it some time again! We finally got home around 4pm and were pleased to find that Pango, who we left out for very 1st time while we were actually gone from home, was waiting for us on the door step. Thanks to Chris' tracking device our short stroll was about 6.24miles long (just over 10km) and we all really felt it in our legs but felt great for it. Trevor and Jean did not know yet that we are not at the end with walking on that very fine St. Patrick's day!!!

We got ready to go out for dinner and set off just after 6pm and we were able to enjoy a beautifly pink sky while walking down the hill to the pub. Another 1.4miles later, just really 20minutes stroll, we arrived to the New Inn where we had a lovely meal and lovely evening in great company......we had to book a table as it really tends to be busy on Saturdays. The food was great there,just a bit slow,but we did not mind. A few hours and several pints of Stella later we were on the way back home,yes, another 1.4miles our total walking on the 17th March was about 9miles which is really just a small stroll :-) We watched some video of Vicky (Jean's and Trevor's baby girl) bunjee jumping and skydiving,which was great and really was giving me goose bumps....I surely admire her for doing it and it is great,but I am still not convinced, even though I said I would rather skydive than bunjee jump,however I rather not do either at this moment.

Very soon Sunday arrived and after leisurely morning we only had time for visiting our closest town Eyemouth where we had a good wander around, found a great viewing point monument which at the end happened to be someone's that was quite exciting,at least we did not get caught!! Soon there was time for a quick lunch in cafe/bar/restaurant was such a nice day that we ate outside and besides very annoying seagul who spitted on Trevor's had, we had once again an amazing time. Time had come and Trevor and Jean had to had back home,which was very sad and made us realise this is an end of such a nice weekend and how really fast it went. We hope we can see them soon again and some visit Manchester and admire their new house development which have been taking place in last few months. Thank you very much Jean and Trevor for coming it was so superb spending time with you and we are pleased you find some time in your busy lives and were our first guest! :-)

For us having Jean and Trev around this weekend also felt like being on holiday which was so lovely,just allowed us to see everything in bright colours and specially the sun shine just made everything even better. We are so pleased they came to stay with us and hope they also had a good time. We are looking forward to having other friends and family to come and visit and they can help and create more memories and transfer this new house of ours into a proper home!

A few picture from this weekend so we can remeber how really sunny and lovely it was! :-)

Saturday morning from our bathroom window, A few pictures from our St. Patrick's day walk featuring St. Abbs harbour, The lighthouse and sheep with lambs, las two photos are from Sunday,the port of Eyemouth!
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Sunday 11 March 2012

1 months at the Bee Edge Home

It has been 4 weeks since we moved into our new home at the Bee Edge Farm.We have been slowly settling in and making this new house feel like a home and we are getting there,but we are on the journey and it will all take some time to make everything as we want it.I guess it is fine as we need to enjoy the time and the journey we get there,as if we had everything just from the start it would not feel the same. Chris managed to make a very good start on our new shed as it will be coming in 2weeks it needs a very good and robust base,so he is very good at it and making it happen for us.As the wind is quite strong here,we need to make sure we build the shed to last and Chris is doing it the right way the first time,so soon we will have space for our bikes,garden chairs and the new lawn mower as well. Our Pango was properly out without our supervison for the first time today!! He was doing well and I think we were both more nervous than he was! He was out probably for 3hours and he seemed to really like it! He even had an encounter with Max (Will's and Carol's dog) and they both survived fine. Pango also managed to open the utility door and escape once when we did not know about it,but we found him OK,so hopefully he will be now getting used to outside more and more and he will stay safe and so will the birds and the dogs near to our house. This evening around 6pm we went for a little walk,just to stretch our legs and admire the view and the sun set.We found our small binoculos,so it was fun to see a bit closer the objects far away. When we were coming back, our nearest neighbourhs June and Dave caught us on the way and said they have our house warming present for us, a lovely bottle of champagne, and why don't we drink it at theirs! We were a bit caught on a spot,but what a lovely invite,so it would be very rude to refuse! We loved their company and enjoyed our present in their conservatory which has got just magnificent views! It got slowly dark and we were talking about the local walks and what can be done in the neighbourhood,we just really enjoyed it and were amazed by all the possible places to go and things we can see. We wanted to go home and have some dinner,but June and Dave very unexpectedly invited us to stay for dinner,which we did and it was very lovely.We enjoyed the food, the Christmas puding and talking about art, travelling and all sorts. It was just really nice and unexpected evening and June and Dave are just great fun and company. Few hours later with lots of leaflets with local attractions in one hand and June's legendary carrot and orange soup in other hand we were walking home admiring all the stars above our heads. It was pitch black and the wind was blowing very gently and we felt that this place is starting to feel like a real home! We still miss all our friends and family,but we know they will come to see us soon and it will make this whole experince of our new home even better! We can't wait and really looking forward to what our new home wil bring next :-) We feel so lucky, happy and greatful to be here......we almost could not wish for more.
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