It’s funny how your priorities change as you get older isn’t it? If someone had said to me when I was 18 that I would thoroughly enjoy knitting, I would not have believed them. But I do. I love knitting. It’s my favourite craft & I am really keen on improving it more and more. I want to be able to look at difficult patterns and stitches & be able to knit them. This was cemented when I looked through my current copy of Knitter magazine. There are lots of beautiful knits in there, that I want to make. I want to have the confidence & the ability to tackle any pattern.

Ashdown Forest

They also had lots of images of sheep & alpacas. Now I have a massive fondness for farmyard animals. I’d love to have chickens & a few sheep. This isn’t going to happen in our terraced garden! So it makes me want a nice home out in the countryside somewhere. Then my day dreaming goes into overdrive! A nice traditional house, with an Aga, and a bit of land for the animals. Then I could spin the wool that we get from the sheep & dye my own yarn, to use & sell. If my knitting skills improved even more, I could maybe do knitting classes & workshops. Then, maybe, take inspiration from George Clarke’s & have a bus or an old camper that we could convert & let out, like the amazing Majestic Bus:

Magic Bus

We could grow our own veg, use eggs from the chickens, try & live off grid. Generally have a very lovely life that’s as ecofriendly & stress-free as possible. I want to live in a way that’s as gentle to the planet as possible. And I also don’t want to pay tons of hard earned cash to stay warm!

So that’s the dream. A house, in the country, that is ecofriendly. A small holding to give me eggs & wool that I can use myself. A veg patch that can provide enough yummy food for us to eat. All that’s left now is to achieve it! Have you got a dream? A dream house? A dream holiday? Something you want to achieve?

2 Comments on I Have a Dream

  1. Ohhhh this is sooo my dream too (just saw your #bedn post and click link to this post) I’d love it. We’ve had chickens before, but my neighbours weren’t impressed with the cockerel at 5.30am. We’re hoping to just get hens next time. But an old cottage with some land would be my ideal dream too 🙂

    • Yay! I think it’s the idea of a slightly simpler, quieter pace of life that I’m really looking for. Fingers crossed for chickens for the both of us!

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