Thinking of Permanence

Today we began the day discussing (and discarding) yet another potential re-location destination…the whole year is gonna be like this I think, until we finally settle on where we will be in 2011.

My hope is that it will be a place we at least intend to stay in for more than a year or two. Although we will probably not be in a position to secure a permanent home, at least we can have a sense of permanence about the location.

So I have been thinking all day of what I would like to have in our next place.

Annoyingly, I would like all the things we have here now (which will involve a huge container if we do end up doing the trans-Atlantic move we are hoping for) AND the things we have lovingly stored away in Devon, plus a few added extras…

I’ve had a few attempts at gardening with differing rates of success. This was our last attempt – which did become more lush as the summer went on, but it was on a poor patch of ground at the boarding school in York:

I will try again in some way (pots probably) this summer, but I would dearly love space and good enough soil to provide more of our summer vege consumption.

Our friend Helen has an Eglu and I got inspired yesterday reading Design Sponge’s sneak peek at Alethea Morrison’s wonderful home – and I love the pic of her son out in the yard with the chickens… this is how I want Kazuo to grow up!

Finally, although it makes me a little wary, Akira has been hankering after bees…and so I hope we have the time and the place soon to begin the road to making our own honey:

Dreams are free… but one day soon I hope we are somewhere more permanent and can begin to foster our own little oasis.  Until then, I will keep reading Storey Publishing and dreaming of a slightly more rural urban existence.

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3 thoughts on “Thinking of Permanence

    • Good luck with the move south…It is exciting moving, I think I was born with restless genes, but it is awfully time-consuming, diverting and expensive. And I guess I am thinking very differently about my third (and hopefully last…) global transition because of Kaz. Sigh. Thanks for the tip, we love the bees…

  1. Hello! Thanks for visiting my blog, I’ve been enjoying having a look around yours 🙂 It is tricky putting down roots when you’re not sure how long you’ll be somewhere, having been pretty nomadic for a long time I know just what you mean. That is one cool chicken house – I love our chooks & can’t wait til Jarvis is big enough to help us look after them, he already thinks they’re quite fabulous.

    Looking forward to following your adventures 🙂

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