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Quiet.

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A recent picture of the mountains and veld on a rainy day.

I’m not doing too well at this blogging thing lately.

I have the best of intentions, but you know what they say about that …

I’ve been keeping myself busy with so much ‘stuff’, I can’t even tell or show you what I’ve done. Loads of washing, cooking, baking rusks for a change, ‘busy’ on the laptop, walking the dog, cleaning the guesthouses, just…stuff.

Also trying to write some short stories, and thoroughly frustrating myself in the process. Ugh…

What I have enjoyed over the last while, was the little trips my SO and I have taken here and there. Stopping randomly so I can take a picture or two, or to let Daisy out of the car to sniffle around a bit. Coming home and immediately taking off my ‘outside’ clothes and jumping into my ‘inside’ clothes, or PJ’s as some people would call it. Anybody else that have spent a lot of time in their sweats or PJ’s lately?

The guesthouses are eerily quiet suddenly, after a flurry of activity. Not quite what I envisaged when I changed it to be two units instead of one! It is scary – it cost me a lot of money that I have to recoup somehow. I am trying hard to keep my faith, because I really believed it was the right thing to do, but some days it is a bit of a challenge. 😖

What I am saying in a roundabout way – things are quiet around here. Very much so. Quiet as far as business goes, quiet as far as socializing goes. Very quiet.

Things do tend to quieten down as winter descends on us, so it is to be expected, but somehow the quiet is different this year. Maybe I’m imagining it. Maybe it is the quiet before the storm. Who knows?

Guesthouse reno.

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Guesthouse cottage from my back patio.

Hi! I’m still around, would you believe!! 😁

You can be forgiven for thinking or hoping ( 😉 ) that I’ve thrown in the towel on blogging, but sorry, no.

I’ve been busier than I’ve been in a very long time, and just did not have the time to sit and chat to you and download pictures. I also realized how much time blogging takes up, because it is not only about the writing, it is also reading and commenting on the blogs you follow. I did get behind – way behind! And it is difficult to catch up.

The guesthouse is still not a 100% done, but like I mentioned in the previous blog, the one unit is completely comfortable and livable – just a few things I still feel I want to do to add to the overall charm and comfort. The second unit is still some way from being finished. Oi…

Here are some pictures to give you an idea of the changes and the progress. I tried to give you some reference points so you can figure out what I’ve done.

Before : Counter between kitchen and dining area.
The counter built up, dining area now a kitchen/diner.
Nook behind the door – previously the linen and storage cupboard’s place.
Now the washing up nook.
Previously: the kitchen – lots of wasted space.
Now: Bedroom and bathroom.

So, those are the big changes!

The previous bedroom is now the whole second unit, and is the one that is still a work in progress, and I’ll update you later on that. To end up with, a picture or two of the living area.

Previously: The view from the kitchen. Lots and lots of wasted space.
Now: the view from the bedroom entrance towards the rest of the unit.

That’s it folks!

This is what has been keeping me busy lately, and it is not done yet. This coming week, I want to push for the second unit. By the end of the week, I want it done and listed for occupation. Let’s hold thumbs for that…🤞🏻

I apologize for not reading and commenting as regularly as I usually do, hopefully that will change again soon. In the meantime, I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! 🙂