The day started out murky
not much of a day for taking pics
but we had a most beautiful vision
on our doorstep this morning
a delivery ...
we have been waiting almost 12 years
for this day, the machine you see
is going to dig us out of trouble ....
We live on a flood plain,
we didn't know that
when we started to build our cottage
from a pile of ancient stones!
The authority that sold us the property
didn't know either,
our cottage forms part of a historic estate,
it is thought to be the original cobbler's cottage
serving Hardwick Hall.
We sit beside a stream that feeds
an old historic mill, now renovated and milling flour,
during heavy rainfall or melting snow
the stream floods and sometimes
enters our cottage
to a depth of three feet.
We have not been in a position financially
to resolve this, but the
National Trust has gained
funding to try and remedy the problem
for us and nearby properties.
This is great news for us because
we would like to move somewhere smaller
and so now this makes our property viable for sale!