Hello my dear bunnies! Sorry for the long silence, I have no excuse except for the fact that the effort of moving and sorting out a million different things has turned me into a lazy blogger. Hopefully this is a curable disease as I've got loads to show you.
Let's start with the first real walk we took in the neighbourhood. If you can call a canal inhabited my geese a neighbourhood.
So this is what happens when you climb over the wall at the end of our alleyway, litterally 10 metres from our back yard.
You'll soon see what I meant about foxgloves
This is the old lock keeper's house, now inhabited by a friendly South-american lady who's been warned that the day she decides to sell, we're buying.
So after a 5 minute walk down this little path, you get to the local pub
With tables on the canal, where you can sit and watch the houseboats go by and the geese beg for food.
What can I say, I've got a thing for flowers that grow out of walls
And for houseboats with salad and sweet peas growing on the roof!!
The scenic views don't stop at the pub though, look at this cute little bridge where the canal flows into the river (we live right between the two, but according to the friendly person who sold me our house insurance, we're not on the flood path! yay!!)
I wouldn't ride my bike along here. Not that I ride bikes anyway. Too many embarassing accidents during my childhood have left me traumatised.
Warning: more pretty things!
Even when it's ugly, it's pretty
This is the alley where we hang our washing and chat with the neighbours and spend ages watering the flowers that the landlady left us and that are not liking the extreme heat. Maybe they should try taking the metro during rush hour when it's 32 degrees outside. Ugh, the memories! The nightmares! Let's move on.
If you look closely you'll find the neighbourhood is full of strange creatures
And if that little walk isn't enough, you can always pop into town for a £3 Tibetan curry
The boats will still be there on the way back
So what do you think? Did we make the right decision? I still can't quite believe we live here. Maybe the novelty will wear off, but for now I'm enjoying my long-awaited adventure very much.