Friday 1 July 2011

Welcome, come on in, the kettle is on.........

Seems a lifetime since we left Kent and arrived here in our new East Sussex nest.

Seems an age since I last posted, and I suppose it is!

I have been floating along since the last removal lorry shuddered out of sight Down the Lane.

I must thank you if you have been wondering where I had got to and have checked in on me only to see I was still absent. Here I am! All bright~ eyed and bushy haired ( It's rained a lot!)

I owe you a lovely long, beautifully scripted post and instead I find I am a little shy and stunted as I feel uncomfortable blabbering on about how wonderful things are ~ seems a bit self congratulatory and being British that isn't something that comes naturally!

Instead I am offering snapshots of the first things that have captured my imagination here at the New Lane, and as always probably too many.

I will say that I can feel reams of words on imaginary tape tumbling from the very top of my head, out they spill, words of wonder and joy at being here, out and out they flow ~ concentric circles that express happiness, peace and gratitude.

I still think Alexander Pope had it when he said

"Happy the man whose wish and care a few paternal acres bound, content to breathe his native air in his own ground. "

Come back soon, I have much to tell, went to Hampton Court this week and I simply must tell you about the Country Living good!

Have a brilliant weekend,



  1. All I can say is .......heaven on earth!!!!!!!

  2. Lovely images, just spectacular! Loved the Country Living Marquee favorite part of the show. :)

  3. Hello again, how lovely to see you back, get your news and to understand how very happy you are.
    Its fine to say how wonderful everything is, its good to share your happiness and I look forward to seeing more of what is obviously a beautiful house.
    I look forward to hearing about the Country Living marquee - I'd love to be able to go.
    What time shall I be with you for a cup of tea ??

    Love to you
    Diane and Pie. xx

  4. Welcome welcome welcome to your new nest.. What fine rural splendour you have found to put down your roots again. I can totally empathise with the awe and wonder of your new surroundings.. though we are a long way from finding our idyll.. I know it's out there and is just a matter of time. Enjoy becoming acquainted with every nook and cranny of your new abode.. It looks very fine indeed from where I am standing.
    Love to you
    Michele x

  5. Amazing, wishing you every happiness in your fantastic new abode. Looking forward to reading more about your new life.
    Carol xx

  6. It looks very beautiful, enjoy every minute. Look forward to more posts, good to have you back.
    Hen x

  7. Your new home looks very beautiful indeed and I hope you and Mr Lane and Mr Boodle will be very happy there. Looking forward to seeing more pictures!
    Lisa x

  8. Many congratulations on your new home - it looks absolutely stunning! Im sure you will be very happy there.


    PS I have a little giveaway at the mo on my blog, please check it out!

  9. No wonder you feel so happy, what a wonderful place to live in. I can't wait to see more, share away!

  10. Oh my gosh Sarah, is that your place?
    How amazing.

    OH, yes, how I would be content to breathe in my own native air, and walk amongst the hedgerows and hills of Scotland, but I shall just have to be content to make my own little land here in Oz.

    I am SO looking forward to your upcoming posts telling us about this place. Make them as long as you like, I dont care... :)
    It takes me on a journey, and I love to share some time with kindred hearts.


  11. You lucky lady to live somewhere like that!
    It is gorgeous!
    Waiting patiently for the next installment....

    Sandie xx

  12. The new Lane looks beautiful and I hope you'll be very happy there x

  13. What a gorgeous new place, you must be delighted. Love the old beams and fireplace...
    Julie x

  14. Kay Guest11 July, 2011

    What a beautiful spot. Is your new place anywhere near Burwash? My husband has a good friend who lives there and the countryside reminds me of the area very much. If you are anywhere near it, please go to Bateman's and take photos and post them, pretty please? Oh, and the pub in Burwash called The Bear has the best food and gorgeous views!
    Your home, oh my, I love it!

  15. Hope you're gradually settling in to your new looks idylic by the way.Hope you don't have too many more boxes to unpack!
    Look forward to seeing more pics. :0)

  16. Yes Kay, very near! 15 minutes I'd say! Love Batemans! Consider it done, not sure when but will get on to it for you!
    Do you know I met my dearest friend Ludo there at a summer concert about 14 years ago, we were both with our then boyfriends who were good mates. We are all married now and reminisce about that night often!

    Sarah x

  17. hey - BEAUTIFUL new home - and was that an outbuilding I spied (minor envy there...)?
    looking forward to more!
    Your comment on my post made me laugh the idea of you having my back!
    happy new week
    fee x

  18. It's amazing Sarah! I was so happy to find you had returned as I kept popping by as I sit and play the transition waiting game and still looking for a home myself which is hard for this Leo who likes her creature comforts and creating a nest for my family. I love all your photos, but my favorite places are, the meadow with the incredible view, the outbuilding, and the 2 wicker chairs under the tree. My eldest daugter likes your white cottage as it is just what she would want for us. Keep enjoying putting your new home together and enjoying the surrounding nature. Hope to see you soon!

  19. Eeekkk, squeal, eeekkk, eeekkk, SQUEAL!!!!

    The stuff of my dreams. I think I would be floating around if it was me.

    Such beauty Sarah - I truly am in awe.

    Keep living the dream and be proud - very, very proud.

    Much love,

    Nina xxxxxxxxx

  20. It all looks very lovely - I especially like the tractor pictures - they make me feel at home!

    Pomona x

  21. Absolutely gorgeous! Stunning house, stunning gardens and stunning scenery! Lucky you!

  22. Oh my goodness, what a truly beautiful new home you have.

  23. Oh my goodness, I have missed a lot!
    What a gorgeous home, when can I move in!
    Hope you settle in ok, sussex is fab! x

  24. What a beautiful house, I look forward to seeing it grow into a home.

  25. Just found you again, welcome back, and what a wonderful new home you have found!
    Lovely photos, i do hope you will be happy in your new home although hard to imagine not being happy there with all that beauty, both house, garden and surroundings!
    Hope the move went smoothly for you and that you have settled in well.
    Gill xx

  26. OMG Sarah! Is that your home?? My oh my, I'd love to nest in there, too!
    Hugs, and enjoy painting hydrangeas. It's on my to-do list too!;)
    Monica x


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