We are in the midst of making lots of plans at the moment, and making many decisions. We have an exciting year ahead, moving house, setting up our new small patch of country living the self- sufficient way in rural Berkshire. Planning the building of new raised beds, planting in the greenhouse ready for the growing season ahead. But before all that we have to figure out the logistics of moving ourselves, three dogs, two cats 39 chickens and all the farming paraphernalia that we seem to have acquired over the first three years of our foray in self sufficiency
Where did it all come from I wonder on a daily basis.
We are moving from a large four bedroom, three bathroom farmhouse with lots of cupboards and storage space, to a little, two bed, one bathroom bungalow, with almost zero space to store things. We are downscaling from ten and a half acres to just four, although that isn't really a problem, now we have no large animals we can cope quite well with that aspect of the move.
We are in for an exciting time with our packing for sure, taking with us only what will fit nicely into our new home. Our year of living simply will be finishing with a grand finale of jettisoning all that is no longer needed so our new abode will look comfy and homely without being cluttered.
Over the Christmas holidays no doubt Lovely Hubby will be doing lots of lists......he's good at lists my man!
I, in the meantime, have something else on my mind.....my new Challenge for the coming year. This would have been happening wherever we ended up living and is a major shopping challenge.
Will I be able to do it, or like the sign above have I made unrealistic assumptions. I think I can manage, I have been vaguely checking things out over the past few weeks and over the next couple will be doing a bit more research into things.
One question for you, my lovely readers to help me in my research, would you class Marks and Spencers as a high street shop or a supermarket.
Over to you, and for helping me with my research there will be a little Christmas Surprise giveaway to one commenter, picked at random (if you are a follower of the blog as well I will pop something extra in the little parcel heading your way as a thank you for following the mad ramblings of an ex-townie on a regular basis).