Spring is here and major work has started on building our house. My stone wall building is a bit rusty after 20 years, but the instinct is coming back quickly (it’s kind of like Tetris but with real blocks and more organic) there is something very primal about building things from the ground up.. Especially if it’s your own house.
Still feeling a little bit isolated in the countryside although it is absolutely stunning where we live. The salad and vegetables are mostly locally grown and still has the dirt on.. Still washing what i think is insect poo off the lettuce and still super paranoid about ingesting something I shouldn’t.. You can take the Londoner out of the city, but you can’t take the city out of the Londoner. I can now definitely feel why we made such a radical decision to move abroad and completely change our lifestyle and it will be a year or two before we can relax a bit to enjoy the fruits of our labour.
‘Life is what we make it’ the mantra keeps telling us, but in the end it’s about belief in our own abilities and having the courage to realize dreams and ambitions.. One of the more endearing qualities of human nature that still makes me believe in the future of humanity