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

~pause for breath~

oh all of you lovely folk i have missed you and your comments and visiting your blogs :)
what chaos we have been living through this past week, to say nothing of the trouble with our telephone/Internet provider, i am sure you have all had similar problems of some kind...'it will be on monday'...'no it will be on wednesday'...'no sorry another 48 hours'...finally swampy threatened to take our money elsewhere and they quickly sent out an engineer!

well the move went very smoothly with a huge thanks to my sister's bf who did all the heavy sifting and long drives back to dorset with swampy.

sam and i were relegated to mass cleaning~i think the excitement of seeing our new home for the first time i didn't notice what a mess it was in but on moving in properly i noticed...as in needing a seriously major clean, it smelled so bad, the walls...every single wall... and floors were really dirty and the garden really overgrown. so some days of major scrubbing and having all the windows open all day have gone a good way to helping.

there was one sad moment and that was when we had the gas engineer out to fit 'the beast' he tested it for leaks and condemned it...not all of it leaked and i am sure we could have had it repaired with time and money but unfortunately we don't have that kind of luxury...so that was a sad day for me. so i have had to get a new modern one, but chosen the most old fashioned looking one i could find and waiting its arrival. for now we have brought in the one out of the camper to cook on!

we now have the kitchen ready for painting, pulled down one cupboard that was surplus to our needs, removed the kitchen door as it was blocking another cupboard and it has made the kitchen seem so much larger. we discovered today that underneath the revolting plastic wind-sill's there are the original wooden ones...so far we have removed the one in the bathroom!

swampy has cleared a good part of the jungle out back with the help of my mums big chipper and i treated myself to a small olive tree today when we popped into lymington; i had bought a largish 'long tom' pot a few days earlier not really knowing what i was going to put in it...i guess my olive was why i bought it! our bedroom window faces the sun all day so that's where it will be placed once the garden path has been swept and cleaned (yes even the path is disgusting and the brick shed smells dreadful too!)

still we are getting there slowly, oh but i am so impatient to get it all done in one go!

we have taken lots of photos to do the 'before and after' thing but i need to find out my cable to upload to my lap top.

oh and how good it is to go to shops without a 30 mile round trip and to see mum and sam without the 90 mile round trip! i think it will take some getting used to!

well that's all for today~being so busy i have been running on pure excitement and now my m.e aches and pains and weariness is catching up with me.

i will try to visit you all over the next couple of days and put up some photos for you :)


Janet said...

Wow....you have really been busy! Moving is always such a big job but also so exciting. I love finding just the right place for all my things and then changing it around about a million times!

Don't over-do things. Remember to rest and take it easy some of the time.

twiggypeasticks said...

So glad you're settling in, it takes a lot of time to get used to a new place doesn't it? but the fact that you won't have to travel so much to the shops and to see family should aid your aches and pains. If not, have a nice warm soak and a glass of something lovely:)
Twiggy x

Leanne said...

glad its going well Lee, despite the dirt, dust and grime! it wont be long before you make it 'home'. whast a shame about the beast, but I guess the engineer was doing his job properly. better safe than sorry, and a shame you couldnt afford the repairs but yuo do have to live to your budgets sadly. make sure yuo take enough time out for resting properly too.

Leanne x

Anonymous said...

Oh, how exciting! A ton of work & expenses, I'm sure, but still exciting to begin your new life in your new home.
Can't wait to see pics!
I love that you got an olive tree!

miss*R said...

can you use the beast just for decoration? I had one on my verandah once, with pots and pans on top and planted some plants in some, and pine cones collection in others..
I am finally trying to wake my inner hibernating bear up to get around to my friends... now I am off to the Gypsy Caravan for the weekend.. cannot wait, even if it is freezing by the sea at the moment..
enjoy your new home, cannot wait to see some pics !

solsticedreamer said...

oh robyn if i had the room to keep the beast i would...i am afraid he went yesterday :(

i am off too this weekend!

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