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Discussion in 'Members Gallery' started by Sheal, Aug 23, 2017.

  1. Sheal

    Sheal Total Gardener

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    After partially hi-jacking @Trunky 's thread I thought I'd play fair and start my own.

    We had confirmation of the offer acceptance today and so proceed to check-out. :biggrin: It's been a long while coming after sixteen months of trying to sell our previous home on the Isle of Man in a stagnant market, and now a further eleven to buy here in Scotland. The bungalow is standing empty so we hope to be in by the end of September.

    The gardens are quite a bit smaller than my previous one's but enough for my decrepit body to cope with. :) Apart from a handful of trees, some of which may have to come down, I have a blank canvass to play with.

    This was taken from about a mile away, looking at the back of the bungalow in the centre of the picture. The house to it's left is deceiving from this distance as it can't be seen from ours and is a good shouting distance away.


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    • Linz

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      Brilliant news @Sheal, really pleased for you! Beautiful surroundings too :dbgrtmb:
       
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      • Sheal

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        Thanks @Linz :). It is lovely up there, the nearest village is just a couple of miles away.
         
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        • KFF

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          That looks stunning Sheal , glad it's all worked out for you :)
           
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          • Trunky

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            That's really good news Sheal. :dbgrtmb:

            Looks like a lovely location, I'm sure you'll be very happy there.

            Probably best get to know the new neighbours before you start shouting at them. :heehee:
             
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            • HarryS

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              Looks really nice Sheal , good luck in your new home :blue thumb:
               
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              • "M"

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                Wonderful news!!!! :hapfeet:

                The location looks amazing and plenty of photo opportunities too. Finger's crossed you'll be in by September end :thumbsup:
                 
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                  Well Done :Wino:
                   
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                      Looks great Sheal. Might be a little "interesting":) in the winter but to be honest we're much more geared for severe weather up here and consequently usually cope better than in other parts of the country. The most chaotic place I have experienced up here was in Edinburgh when there was a good doze of Snow overnight and nobody had thought it was a good idea to salt the cobbles. Buses had zero chance of getting up the hills, luckily I lived close to my office and could walk to work.
                      Where we live now the local farmer scrapes the road if we get heavy snow (only happened 3 times in 16 years) and I have a big chest freezer should getting to the shops be iffy. An all wheel drive car is a good idea and that doesn't need to be a big 4x4 type.
                      Certainly I'd recommend a wood burning stove if your bungalow doesn't have 1, we have just had our 2nd 1 put in. We hardly ever have the central heating on as they belch out some heat. The installation costs and the stove (Can get cheap ones but I wouldn't chance them!) are a bit pricey but the cost of running them is really cheap if you can source wood locally and that wouldn't appear a problem in you locale:).
                      Will look forward as M mentions to lots of your great photos.
                      Just a thought, The Braemar Gathering is on 2nd September. It's not a million miles away from you. It's a really great day out (went last year). It's a dramatic spot and the sight of massed pipes and drums takes a lot of beating.....I always cry! We booked seats but to be honest you don't really need seats. Take a plastic sheet and rug to sit on.
                       
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                        As you can see from this photo, the Braemar gathering has an away game this weekend...

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                        • toppington

                          toppington Tiny garden, always on the cheap!

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                          Wow! That is stunning. The house looks lovely and the setting looks brilliant too! Many congratulations! :)
                           
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                            Good evening @Sheal my friend that's wonderful news,I just know that you will be very happy in your new home:smile::blue thumb:
                             
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                              So pleased that you have found such a lovely home! Looking forward to seeing the garden, and you settling in!
                               
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                                I am chuffed to bits for you @Sheal, and wish you many happy years in your new home. So glad that the offer confirmation has all come through following the problems with the phone lines - goodness knows you have had enough stress searching for a new home, without that too!

                                Of course, we will all be here with you as your new garden journey begins, and like our @Trunky, it is certain that the garden will benefit greatly under your guidance.
                                 
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