Sunday, 5 February 2012

Shed Life

When my girls are asked "where do your Granny and Grandad live?", they are quite likely to reply " in a shed at the bottom of the garden".  Now before you start phoning social services, the photo shows that it is a mighty fine shed.


A log cabin to be precise.  Inside you will find a small living area with kitchenette, a tiny office come craft room and a bedroom with en suite facilities.  Mum and Dad also have a two bed-roomed apartment in Spain - 10 minutes from Alicante airport.  They divide their time between here and Spain.   They moved to be with us in 2007.  It was my other halfs idea as they either seemed to be in Spain or with us, so their seemed little sense in keeping a property here that they hardly used.  I can't say it is always easy but in the advantages far outweigh the dis-advantages.  My girls absolutely love it and they help out with the holidays when I'm working.  One of the nicest things is that in the evening we all eat together, sharing our stories from the day. Slowly overtime they have built up a life here, making new friends and its hard to imagine a time when they were not with us.  It is also good to know that as they get older, they are near and hopefully will be able to stay independant for as long as they want.


This story was bought to you as part of Sians story telling Sunday.  Do pop over to her blog to read her story and read the other stories being told today.  A great way to spend a chilly and snowy Sunday.

18 comments:

Amy said...

That is one seriously impressive shed! What a wonderful way to spend time with all the family, the shared meal times really sound lovely.

alexa said...

A lovely home - and I'd adore one like this for myself in years to come! How lovely to have the contact with them and yet the freedom for them to come and go ... I love the design of your page too.

Miriam said...

Yes, one of those for me please. I too love the idea of shared meal times.

Chipper said...

Isn't it amazing how society goes in a full circle. There was once a time when multi-generational living was the norm and now we seem to be turning back to that but in an enhanced way. Amazing sheds at the end of the garden are certainly a modern twist. What a wonderful life for your kids to live. Love your layout design.

Peachy Stream said...

That is so cool! I would love to have room for a shed like that - a craft shed!!!!!

heart.hearth.home. said...

I would like to live in a shed too. This is a great way to live together without being on top of each other but still have each other's company. Love your layout.

K said...

Very nice, I want a shed lik ethat! I agree with Peachy, a craft shed would be fab.

Sian said...

Argh, just lost my comment...I love this! Your page is so pretty with its soft wooden tones and your story of family love is perfect for a FEb Storytelling Sunday. Funny, Uncle Dave has often suggested that a shed in the bottom of our garden would suit him nicely

Alison said...

Am trying to comment again! We often think about something like this for mum and dad over here , but I also think about it as a great craft space solution!
Alison xx

Ruth said...

Wow, I wouldn't mind living in a garden shed that looks like that!

Jo said...

What a lovely story and a very nice shed :)

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

Another who wouldn't mind a 'garedn shed' like that one. It sounds like the perfect solution for you all:o)

Lisa-Jane said...

How lovely to have them so close but not really under your feet as it were. Lovely layout too.

Scattychick said...

Nice little shed they have there :)

Gem's Crafts said...

What a good idea, and the shed just looks gorgeous :) Love the LO too

Missus Wookie said...

What a good idea - and I like the look of the shed :)

Jimjams said...

Fab idea - near yet separate yet involved! Great page too!

Amy said...

If that is what "living in a shed" is like then why do any of us bother having real houses?! It's lovely, your parents are very fortunate :)
Also, well done for coming back again this month!

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