Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Happy New Year...........

Happy new year from Peedie pup and all of us here!
Hey there a very happy new year to you all! We've been a bit awol, off seeing family and catching up on the mainland - we're home now - just said a sad farewell to our lovey cheery house-sitting visitors who've made a good job of spoiling our chickens and watching the weather whosh past the house here!

A very happy new year to you all and lovely to have all the lovely messages of good cheer when I was off. Taken alot of lovely pictures and hope to put some of them up soon. The garden has turned from a winter wonderalnd to a slushy wet soggy scene.

A few plans for the year:

Finish thesis
Develop garden to be able to eat from here 365 - watch out for the new challenge post thesis
Find an income (!)
Put up a polytunnel
Do up the (often unreliable campervan)
Get the budget down to the minimum
Become as self sufficient/green (the two can be compatible) as possible
More cooking and green living in the good-life lab
Read alot of books - about anything
Get children through the school year - a busy year for both
Have a few good adventures family, self, friends - maybe join a house-swapping site (?)
Catch up with friends more - I'm often terrible at not being able to fit them in when off 'sooth'
Make more friends to cheer life here up alot - we love having friends to visit (old and new) 

Live life rather than worry about it - I hope you find 2011 amazing!


  1. Wahay ...happy new year i missed your posts :)

  2. Thank you :) I've missed posting too - but family stuff kinda took over - which was nice too!

    I've just given the hens the christmas leftover pudding from the house south - (froze a huge pile of leftovers to take home - how sad/clever? is that?) Arriving home with half an ikea bag of leftover food in various states of frozen-ness for the chickens - whilst made me smile we didn't waste anything - was a bit odd taking it out of the car - like a mobile compost/hen bucket!

    All the best to you and all the little squirrels!

  3. Happy New Year Fay, good to have you back in blogland, though I hope you had a lovely time on the mainland. Can't wait to see your polytunnel up and growing. Good luck with the thesis this year. xx

  4. Happy New Year and may all your wishes for 2011 come true.