Two viewings successfully completed then. I say 'successfully' in that the viewers arrived and said nice things about the house. Whether they will offer is yet to be seen but at least we are back in 'showing mode.'
Anyway, to distract from the stress of selling the house, his Lordship and I have been thinking ahead about what we shall do as soon as we move into our new house. To wit, we have come up with this list:
1) plant rhubarb crowns if there isn't already rhubarb in the garden. This is mostly for my benefit as I love rhubarb and Andy doesn't. Rhubarb takes 2 years to establish. Getting rhubarb in is a Lady Malarkey priority.
2) get more hens. I would like 6. I think 6 would be a good number of hens to have. Primrose and Camilla might have something to say about 4 interlopers but I guess they'll throw their weight about and keep the new girls in order.
3) set up a bee hive or two. We are currently sans bees, and I liked bee-keeping and want to continue.
4) get a dog. You can't live in the countryside and/ or have a big garden without having a dog. I think we are grown up enough now to have a dog.
5) install a greenhouse if there is no greenhouse in the garden already. We shan't take our greenhouse with us as it has been moved twice already and I don't think it would cope with being moved again. And it isn't really big enough, not now we know what we want to grow. Plus Andy likes sitting in the greenhouse on sunny Winter days, reading and snoozing. Bigger greenhouse then. And cold frames. And put up the polytunnel which has been resting in the loft since its days at the allotment...ah, the days when we had an allotment...sigh...
6) plant fruit trees. They need time to establish. Like rhubarb, they are a priority.
7) get a 'Much Malarkey Manor' house sign made to put on the house. Lots of the houses on our 'Potential' list already have names - 'Oak Cottage,' 'Damson Cottage', 'Rose Cottage' etc. Can you change the name of a house if it has already got a name? Hmmmm...
8) plant Spring bulbs. Andy has banned me from rooting up anything in our new garden until we have seen how it pans out over a few months. He knows what I am like when let loose with secateurs and a spade. But he hasn't said ANYTHING about planting stuff. And to that end I shall be wacking in lavender wherever I can, too.
And so you'll notice a lot of the 'To Do' list stuff is stuff to do with the garden. (And, to be honest, I think I am slightly more excited about the potential of a new garden than I am about a new house.)