There is a lot riding on these beautiful damsons. They were given to us by the owner of what may become our much longed for rural idyll.
Yes, at last, we have found a house that we both love. I am totally and utterly besotted with it already. Alexei is very excited by the massive garden and the prospect of some more pets. Roland, ever the pragmatist, has already uttered the words "money" and "pit" in the same sentence. My brother has come and given his professional option and it may need underpinning.
It's a great big "maybe" at the moment and is gloomy news for everyone including the chap who is selling it who is one of the nicest people we have ever met. Hence the damsons.
This house comes with seriously good vibes (but maybe not such good foundations).
So I am going to make jam tomorrow and put every ounce of positivity into it and even say a couple of hopeful prayers and spells over the bubbling pan.
Any suggestions for hopeful spells and ways to calm a restless mind are most welcome.