Warning this post contains lots of hope and hopefuls... OK...
When we finally get planning permission.... more on that another time. I hope to have solar panels on the roof of the house and on the garage. For a long time I have been wanting them and hopeful, if the neighbours are favourable, we will have them. (the house 4 doors down as a hot water system that can be seen from the road so we are hopeful).
When this happens I will be able to get rid of my petrol car and change to an electric one. We did look at a hybrid car, after Hedgeageddon, but it was a little out of the budget when we knew that we would be lifting the roof on the house and a complete renovation.
I am really letting my Hippy-self show through now. I dont think I have hidden it, maybe the odd reference to wanting to move to Totnes, a transition town. Yes, Stroud is really catching up, but we no longer wished to live in that area. We now live in a village at the top of a hill, yes we get a lot of wind, but Hopefully, our house will not flood. The aim was to move to Oxfordshire, but the prices were just beyond our pockets.
And then there is the gardens. Front and back. We have all of the cotswolds stone from the fire place and there will be more from the kitchen walls (thanks to the 60's and 70's decor). All of this will be Womble-d into my raised beds. No design for the garden yet as I dont want the builders to wreck what we do. This will mean that the harder landscaping of the gardens will happen after the roof lift and build.
Just some of the aims for the coming year(s). Along with another training course for me.
What are you hoping to do?