Friday, September 14, 2007

The house - see post below. By the time this was taken I had replaced the laurel hedge with roses and lavender which caused much local head shaking
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45 comments:

November Rain said...

michelle sentme

oh love that house

PI said...

novy: I loved it too.

gautami tripathy said...

Such a beautiful house. Michele sent me here to say that!

QueenMab & Shorty said...

Hi, Pat. That's a lovely house. Somewhat ironically, I was posting a far less technical entry while you were visiting.

Do you have a link to the video you mentioned?

PI said...

Thanks Gautami!

queenmab and shorty: I've left a message on your blog. Any one who wants a good laugh click on 'two new toys' on side bar and in the comment box Randall Sherman's second comment click on 'this video'. It's short and sweet and hilarious and for some reason Randall thinks it's relevant to me.

A Army Of (Cl)One said...

I can see why the locals were upset. Laurel Hedge was a much respected member of the community. She ran the local church bizarre, ran for council once (lost poor dear) and always had time to chat with the neighbors.

Rose and Lavender on the other hand are know trollops. Someone should have given you the heads up.

Hello from Michele, and an apology for my strange mood today ;-)

PI said...

A Army of One: thank you for the best comment since Randall Sherman's
on 'Two New Toys ' with a link to 'this video'.

November Rain said...

Michelle sent me back

Chelle said...

That's a nice looking house.

Thanks for stopping by.

The flowers in the picture on my blog are in a small raised bed that rings the tree.

PI said...

November rain and chelle. Just received your comments and they came in a weird form so I had to retreive them from dash board. Goodness knows why? Thank you Chelle for answering my question:)

mckay said...

pat, that's a lovely home and i hope to learn more about it soon.

here via...

PI said...

Thanks Mckay!

November Rain said...

Not here via Michelle but to thank you for coming by my blog... You are the only one that picked up that the parents were contributing to the problem

and your right though teens can be hard to raise, Donna's problem is a dysfunctional family...

Sometimes I wonder if people are reading or if they only read a fraction or post a comment off of another's comment

Well so I wanted to come by and thank you for reading

PI said...

Novy: it's a pleasure and I know just what you mean:)

belle said...

What a lovely house - a little bit like mine which I love (you can sort of see it with some imagination in my blog header) - I know how you must have loved this one.

That Hedge family get everywhere, don't they? We had Rose here for a while but she got too rambly and totally incomprehensible so we sent her away. We then welcomed Tapestry - now she is always interesting with lots of different moods and looks. No rambling with her - and no nonsense so I think she would be good at making the church tea if she had to.
Our other members of the family are Privet 1 and 2 who are set for a shock this weekend as they are getting on for 10 feet tall now - yes they are quite mature. We've called in the surgeons who are going to operate and put both 1 and 2 into de-traction. Hopefully by the time they finish, 1 and 2 will be about 5 foot tall.

PI said...

Belle: I must come back and look at the photo. The house here is surrounded by the Bay family which to my shame I didn't recognise and bought a costly bay tree. Then a friend pointed them out, and we also are due to have them beheaded and then we can see the church again. They smell divine when blossoming and are great in the kitchen.

gautami tripathy said...

Hey, pat..got here from my blog.
As for as Haryy Potter is concerned or any other author for that matter, I am not even trying to tempt anyone to pick it. Why should I? Reading is so very personal. To each his/her own.

The Turmanators said...

Oh, how I love that house. It looks like something from a movie, with lots of nooks and crannies and just bursting with character. I live in an old house and have a great fondness for them. They become a part of your family, don't they?

Michele sent me today; glad to be back!

PI said...

Gautami: thanks for making that clear and thanks for the visit.

The Turmanstors: they certainly do. It was very difficult for me to leave it.

Paul said...

Hi from Michele's. That's a neat picture.

apprentice said...

Lovely house, great porportions. I hate laurel it's a big thug of a thing.

PI said...

Welcome Paul and thank you.

Anna: you can imagine how dark it made the house right in front. Sadly we committed more acts of vandalism both inside and out but more of that later.

MorahMommy said...

oooh, that house is gorgeous!

You are so fortunate to be living in such a lovely home. It reminds me of the houses that are often described in books.

Have a lovely weekend.

Michele sent me.

PI said...

morahmummy: it was lovely but I no longer live there. I left it when I left my husband in 1979. All explained in the continuing story of Past Imperfect.

sister AE said...

Hello, Pat. Michele sent me.

I read the post below with part of the story. This is a lovely-looking house but you are so right, there does seem to be an awful lot of it!

And the "local head shaking" made me laugh. Our next-door neighbors moved in a few years ago and promptly removed some highly-overgrown bushes that were encroaching all along their driveway, perpendicular to the street. The bushes and hedges facing the street they kept and just trimmed neatly. But the folks across the street had a major fit over the removal of the bushes!

PI said...

Hi sister ae:It is amazing how one can quickly get used to space and I have lived in large houses ever since and yet I still have a recurring dream where I find extra rooms and am disappointed when I wake to find they don't exist!

aprilbapryll said...

What a darling beautiful house. Can you find one like that in my area and my price range? haha, not likely ...

Michele sent me!

PI said...

apprilbapryll: this was late fifties - twenty years later it had rocketed and now twwenty seven years later I think the price willhave gone through the roof as it was commuter belt.

craziequeen said...

Very nice house, I dream of one day having a mansion like that!

Just read down and saw your review of Atonement. We have just been to see that today and it drove us nuts.
Not only was the story annoying in the extreme, but the jumping around time frame frustrated us immensely.
We did concede the film was beautifully made - we just hated it......

Michele sent me here this evening, Pat.

cq

PI said...

CQ: I'm sorry you hated Atonement but I do understand the reasons and I remember wanting to give Briony a boot up the stern. I think the main appeal to me was being whisked back to my youth. Doesn't happen very often.

BreadBox said...

What an amazing house! Worth a fortune now, I expect, given the way that house prices in that neck of the woods have gone (especially that close to gatwick!)

But beautiful -- I miss those victorian style homes over here -- the homes from a similar time look completely different, their own charm and style, but different.

Michele sent me this time, it being a weekend and all....
N.

PI said...

breadbox: when we bought it in the late fifties it was just over £3000. Makes you think!

kenju said...

That's a lovely home!! I can't believe you got it for that price!

Stephanie Davies said...

I think if I had to imagine the perfect house of my dreams, that would be very close to the image in my head. Alas, our tiny little house could fit into a corner of that one, but a girl can dream LOL

Thanks for the gorgeous photo....Michele sent me to say hi tonight!

PI said...

Judy:I suppose it illustrates the importance of getting on the property ladder as soon as possible. It must be so hard for youngsters today although we had some grotty flats to start with. Makes you more appreciative and I think one's home is a great comfort as one gets older.

PI said...

Stephanie: you can have a mansion and be miserable and a hovel and be happy. There that's my cliche of the day:)

PI said...

Stephanie: you can have a mansion and be miserable and a hovel and be happy. There that's my cliche of the day:)

PI said...

Stephanie: you can have a mansion and be miserable and a hovel and be happy. There that's my cliche of the day:)

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Fine picture of that house. I left a comment where that computer picture was as well.

rashbre said...

Lovely looking house. We have a kind of strange hedge like thing that takes over. Its not really a hedge at all and I normally think of it as something from Mars. Every so often it gets beaten back but then after a short period of dormancy manages to re-appear.

PI said...

Jean -Luc: thanks for coming. I get all the comments first so don't miss any - even if they go back in the archives.

PI said...

Rashbre: all the rain we've had has made everything go wild. Maybe you've got a touch of the Day of the Tryfydds. Do you remember that?

rashbre said...

come to think of it, it does look a little like a triffid. It has sort of suckers and if you cut it then white stuff come out. Its as tough as old boots.

PI said...

Oooooh rashbre! Nasty!

PI said...

HOSS: THERE'S SOMETHING WRONG WITH MY COMMENT BOX THIS MORNING AND I CAN'T MODERATE. YOU SAID:_
You are hardly a house. And you were just as pretty then as you are now. How do you do that?
I SAID:- guess it's just clean living.