rise and root



The Flame Haired Solstice Dreamer

Cold winter brings the Everfrost and jewels every tree
In a forest new as birth and old as old can be
A flame~haired dreamer wanders there and shelters from the wind
And spins her dreams around the trees to break the ties that bind
She takes her thread and spins anew and how the Greenwood smiles
As she spins a spell for freedom and for her spirit Wylde

The dreamer finds an ancient oak and shelters in his lee
In a forest new as birth and old as old can be
Tis summer now and birdsong weaves its magick through her spells
And humming bees drum drowsily in the foxglove's bells
The dreamer sits beneath the oak with yarn upon her knee
And spins and knits and weaves her dreams and sets her spirit free

"When birds fall from the sky and the animals are dying, a new tribe of people...shall come unto the earth from many colors, classes, creeds, who by their actions and deeds shall make the earth green again. they will be known as the warriors of the Rainbow"

Hopi Prophecy

~oh no~

we have just had the building inspector here to check out our leaking bath~swampy took off the bath panel last night as he is making me a new one~only to discover the tap is leaking, and has been for ages so everything under the bath is soaked, damp and mildewy :(
we are drying it out with a small electric fan heater.

while the chap was here swampy pointed out the damp spots that have multiplied and grown since our huge rainfall the other night and it seems they are not 'mormal' damp spots but ones that require the attention of a specialist...which means we cannot decorate or put down flooring until it has been sorted :(

~look beyond cody and you can see the present floor~tiles that were put down about 35 years ago~you can also see the glue from where the previous person pulled up laminate flooring~so with this new news swampy has decided to get down on hands and knees to remove glue and clean and we are getting some nice new rugs sooner rather than when we have decorated.

the bonus is that not owning the place we will not have to pay for this work which i imagine will cost a lot of money. i have only been a homeowner once in my life, all other homes have been rented and i have had friends say to me 'why not buy, why waste money renting?'. well the good thing about renting, if you have a decent landlord, which i always have, is that you dont have to worry about finding the money for things when it all goes wrong~like now! you make a phone call and it gets done for you. although with our previous home we were quite unsettled as our landlord was always thinking of selling.

our little (actually not so little) bungalow is owned by new forest district council and is what i now consider our 'forever' home as if you are lucky enough to get one they are homes that will never be sold or knocked down. my mum is still living in one, a house that was built in the 1920's, with a huge garden and she has been there 41 years!

whats good is that we can do anything we like to it except knock down walls which is why we have already taken down one huge wall cabinet in the kitchen and measured the doorways to replace the horrid ones here! we have a very definate idea as to how it will all look and it may take time but we will get there eventually! of course progress will be here for you all to see!


Janet said...

Our neighbors just went through a leaky bathroom ordeal but unfortunately their landlord wasn't interested in fixing any of it....he just wanted to cover over everything! They moved out and new people have moved in....I don't think they know about the problems yet! Sounds like you have a better situation where you are.

Pixiedust said...

Lovely to see your new home SD. Hope all the teething problems get sorted quickly for you. Cody looks confused bless him. Are there lots of good dogs walks near by?

twiggypeasticks said...

Well your new home looks just great, it's fab having a blank canvas to paint your personality on and I can't wait to see what you and Swampy do with it. I love the fact you've found your forever home, that's really sweet. Now get planting up that garden lady :)
Twiggy x

Anonymous said...

That's too bad about the dampness, but you're lucky to have a great landlord who will pay for it to be fixed.
I've always rented, I know what it's like to have to move due to selling, etc.
It sounds like your bungalow is the most perfect place in the world!
Cute pic!

al hayball said...

nice one. alx

al hayball said...

nice one! alx

Rowan said...

You're lucky to have a landlord who will take care of the leaky bath and all its accompanying problems. Hope it all gets sorted out soon. There's enough water outside this summer without having any extra inside!

Cat said...

Sounds scary!
But I'm sure it will all get done.
Right now we have a leaky dishwasher which has given us tsunami's in the lino, and yes we own.
Bamboo flooring here we come!

enchantedartist said...

Old homes always keep us on our toes.:) I have no doubts that your place will be lovely when everything gets sorted...

Blessings to you...

All things share the same breath~the beast, the tree, the man, the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.

Chief Seattle

Johney Gaul~1915

Johney Gaul~1915
1890-17 september 1918~France