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Well, hello, hello,hello. I just popped out for a few minutes in April and now it is October. I have been rather busy this summer, what with marrying off a son, becoming a grandmother, enjoying my OH leaving full-time paid employment, oh, yes, and moving house.
And county. And urban to deeply rural.
At present our lives are full of boxes, and unknown plumbing, fires that need matches and new people and places. At the centre of all of this is a little piece of the garden of Eden we now call home, a place I shall enjoy sharing with you as I learn it’s secrets through the seasons and gradually make it ours.
We have luckily happened upon a place already deeply loved and cared for, where I shall be content to observe for a while. The plants we transported in a separate trailer to our household goods will rapidly vanish into this space. Indeed,some already have and there are border spaces to liberate some of the perennials that have outgrown their pots. There is plenty of room for them to spread their roots here, and for us too.

celebration flowers

I have been a little absent from here lately, enjoying family occasions and planning for the future. 2012 looks set to be quite a year here at Spideracres and it began two Saturdays ago when my son married his delightful partner in Cambridge.

There were friends and family, a lovely baroque setting, a whole day and a night of celebrations, flowers and champagne, a wonderful bride made wedding cake, rose petals for throwing (carefully saved and dried since last summer) and a dance band that even had me and both of my left feet dancing.

It was a day we spent smiling and laughing, hugging and crying (a little), catching up with news, meeting old and new family members, aged from 4 days to nearly 90 years and I wouldn’t have changed a single thing about it, except I wish I could have lived it twice. Here’s wishing them all that is precious and wonderful for the future.