Saturday, August 02, 2008
Neighbours Times Two
My Parents house, 'The Farmhouse' painted from my front steps
My parents live across the yard from me to my left and the house to my right was owned by my Uncle but has been vacant for years. He recently sold and I'm happy to say that Ellie will be moving next door with her parents (of course!)
The house is in such poor condition that they will be ripping it down to re-build but I managed to grab a sketch before that happens while we helped them clear some rubbish. It will be wonderful having Ellie so close, watching her grow and spending time with her and her parents. I am looking after Ellie tomorrow while they work on their property some more, just one of the perks of having them close by!
While I am delighted to be blessed with family both sides it's also nice to have the land we have between us, offering us privacy and room to breath. There are not many people that can boast a 360 degree view filled with deep skies anymore. The view to 'Four Winds' from my home is through our field of Christmas Trees, so the house isn't even visible until we step out onto the drove. In fact, my Parents house is the only property in the drove visible from my home, which made it very easy for the children to go back and forth safely when they were little.
I'm so lucky and so looking forward to having a little girl living 'next door'.
View from studio