Well now, the universe has seen fit to land me back in Dorset for the time being. I won't go into details, but
I'm back at my own house, but won't be in the house long, I have my own accommodation planned.
I have a rather nice summerhouse/cabin in the garden, which I am going to re-fit to make it habitable, and live in there. Well - why not? I've been banging on about downsizing and simple living for years now, this is my chance to really give it a go.
It's a wooden building, so will need insulation forst off, then sleeping, cooking, heating etc arrangements. It's right in the middle of the garden, and I will be taking on the whole garden again, plus the livestock - still got the chickens, goats, ducks and bees.
Have had a head full of plans and schemes - planning the cabin conversion, the garden, making some sort of small income, all sorts. To begin with I'll have the back-up of the house ofcourse, for access to the bathroom and use of the internet. There's an outside tap, though, and enough bits around to make a good start on the whole thing. Eventually, I'd like a solar shower and compost loo; will be selling plants etc from my roadside stall again, and knitting/sewing.