Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Mr Marvel and the bog blog.......

Still with me after that title???!!! Well I'm impressed so I will explain.

Remember when I took you on a little adventure to our wood? Well since moving back from Oxfordshire our little woodland is one thing that we are loving having access to again. We have always had big plans for our little haven, having bred pigs, sheep, chickens, camped, swung through the trees and enjoyed the peace and quiet for a pondering type moment. We are slowly putting all these things back into place.

We met a fantastic family in Oxforshire who have become firm friends which didn't make our move back easy but thankfully they (well nearly all of them!) share a passion for the outdoors and camping, they will be known as Mr & Mrs Marvel (payback for Mr Marvel for laughing at Mr Magic!!!) and of course there is Mini Marvel.

Mr Marvel has rather a talent for making incredible things with wood. Some time ago he was subjected to a rant of mine about what I wanted for our wood and without us Magics having any idea he went off and made the most perfect gift (if you're a little strange of course!)

Isn't it amazing! My very own toilet seat! I know it takes a certain type of person to get excited about this but I have long dreamed about having a compost loo at the wood. I have read so much about them and read up on all the ways of making one but it always seemed like a pipe dream - I confess to having squealed with delight on seeing this and even did a little dance in my clogs!

So a plan was hatched to spend a weekend at the wood to build the tree bog. We had a wonderful weekend full of laughter, food and conversation, occasionally interrupted by hard work. We also managed to discover a few additional uses for a brand new toilet seat......

Although I think this use is a one off!

All hands on deck!
Work is well underway for the grand unveiling of my woodland loo, with the site selected and digging already commenced

It will be our very own "Room with a View"! So now all we need are a few hours and we will be ready to hold a ribbon cutting ceremony!

I will pop back later to explain the dirty feet, it was a very busy weekend you know........

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

A huge TA DAH moment!

Can another whole month have slipped past, incredible.

I just thought that I had better pop by and let you know that I am not sat idly twiddling my thumbs, neither have Dr Hook and I been spending endless hours together creating lovelies.

No this time I have been tearing around like a complete mad women, frantically gathering, decorating, sewing (a shock I know but the sewing machine and I are very nearly good friends), prettying (not sure that's a real word but I like it), to get Rose Cottage ready for holiday lets.

I am so very excited and incredibly nervous as our very first guests arrive this Saturday, OMG, really I am quite unnecessary, jittery and all over the place.

You have all been dragged along this roller coaster of a year with me, your kindness and unending support have really helped me through some lows, so now I would love to share this exciting moment with you all.

Here is my TA DAH! moment.

Rose Cottage is ready, we have reached the top of what seemed to be an insurmountable obstacle. And I am so very pleased and excited, she has become what I had dreamt of. It has been be no means a solo project, we would never be in a position to open her door to guests without huge amounts of help and support that we have received. But we are there - YIIIPPPEEEEE!!!!!!

So make a cuppa and take a look around and please let me know what you think. xx