Archive for the ‘our house’ category

more Roses in June – ‘Crazy for You’

June 21, 2012


here’s a link:  Classic Roses Crazy for You

Srange that Peter Beales should say ‘no scent’ when it actually has a very nice one!

more Roses in June — Rambling Rector…

June 16, 2012

 …preparing for takeoff!

more Roses in June – Boule de Neige and Munstead Woods

June 13, 2012


more Roses in June – Munstead Woods again

June 13, 2012


more Roses in June – Diana’s anonymous pinky-red one! (any ideas?)

June 13, 2012


more Roses in June – Love Matters

June 13, 2012


more Roses in June – Boule de Neige

June 13, 2012


Roses in May

May 29, 2012

‘Le temps des roses’ is generally in June.  But suddenly there are roses all around our house!

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We have arrived in Sussex!

March 8, 2011

Better late than never (having finally got my internet connection back), this is to let you all know that after considerable tribulations, alarms and excursions, Diana and I moved into our lovely ‘new’ house in St Leonard’s-on-Sea on 17 February.

After a couple of weeks we are at last beginning to feel at home, having unpacked at least some of the 300 boxes that arrived from our two previous houses and begun to sort out what goes where.  It’s a lovely big solid 1930s house – with a huge reception hall with room for both our grand pianos (major selling point) and some endearingly quirky features of design and layout, but in great condition and beautifully maintained.

We’ve had a fascinating session with a couple of local architects, and it looks as if we’ll be able to do a certain amount of building to give us more room, better facilities and possibly even more sea views!

And on 24 February, a week after moving in, I took ‘early retirement’ from my job at the Royal Opera House.  So I’m looking forward to continuing with freelance work but also having time to look at the sea, smell the flowers, listen to (and play, or even write) some different music, and generally catch up on all the good things in life that we’ve been too busy to appreciate for the past few years.

Watch this space for more news and pictures as things happen…