The Gorgeous Green House property was purchased about 4 years ago. In October 2011 the architects were briefed and it felt like the dream was beginning to materialize. Since then endless planning approval issues and delays have been taking their toll on general levels of energy and enthusiasm. I don’t want this space to be a whining forum so you will be spared the details until they can be condensed into a useful guide to navigate the new SANS (South African National Standards) 10400 building regulations. I decided I needed and injection of happiness and positivity and a reminder of what this project is all about.
I invited some special ‘green orientated’ friends for a picnic in the garden. We started with a stroll through the indigenous ‘forest’ to admire old trees and newly planted ones.
We marveled at an extraordinarily beautiful beetle then relaxed on the veranda and oohed and ahhed at the bird and butterfly life.
We ate a delicious picnic and talked about the future food that will be grown here, meals to be shared and parties to enjoy and about how absolutely fabulous this urban farm/nature reserve is and how utterly blessed my family is.
The house WILL come when the time is right 🙂
Thank you wonderful people. It really was a great reminder of the bigger picture and a bolster for the ongoing challenges we have in getting the house aspect of the project underway.