Sorry I’ve been a bit quiet recently. We’ve had a lot going on here. Finally, we’ve moved into our new house!
The actual move it’s self was very smooth and we managed to get it all done in one day. Most of our furniture was in storage. As you may have read, we’ve been living with our parents for a couple of months, as we sold our flat and whilst we were waiting for the house to complete.
I’m really lucky to have such great parents. They’ve been amazing. I’ve really enjoyed being back to my childhood home and spending time with them. I know a lot of people moan about living with their parents, but not me. I really enjoyed it. And it wasn’t just because I got my washing done and my dinner cooked! Although I did and it was lovely. I called my mum the ‘washing fairy’. As she had most of my clothes washed, dried and ironed back in my wardrobe the day after I washed them. My washing never gets done that quickly!
I digress. So we are finally all moved in. I managed to get most of our boxes and furniture unpacked and assembled in just two days. We haven’t been able to do all the unpacking as we have undertaken decorating three of the rooms. We are making good progress and we have almost finished two of the rooms. Just a couple more coats of paint and then all the furniture can go into place. I can’t wait to have a study. In our flat, I had a huge desk and comfy chair, where I would happily spend hours working on my blog, at the moment, I’m sitting on a stool at the breakfast bar which isn’t ideal.
Our new house is beautiful and we have been very lucky. Not only did the previous owners leave it spotlessly clean, they also had good taste in décor. The kitchen is gorgeous, with glittery mica mosaics on the wall. It looks like fool’s gold in the light. The cupboard are of a very high standard and also quite new. We literally haven’t had to do anything in the kitchen, apart from unpack (and find the tea bags and mugs).
The kitchen leads into a dining room, which has gorgeous bi-fold doors. We have been so blessed with good weather since we moved, so if we aren’t outside, we are sitting in the dining room with the bi-fold doors open. We have a shabby-chic dining table, which I bought on eBay and my Dad and I sanded and painted. I say, we, my Dad mainly did the work on this one! But since we moved in, I’ve also bought a beautiful Ercol Welsh dresser to complete our dining room. I’ve always wanted a Welsh dresser and I’m so excited that I now own one. I think this stems from when I was very young, playing with my Sylvania Families. My favourite piece of furniture was always the Welsh dresser, I loved the way it displayed the little plates. Although I don’t have any posh plates to display on my dresser, I have some other nice bits. Plus also we have plenty of time to accumulate posh plates.
The best bit about our new house is the garden. We had a communal garden at the flat and we never used it. Mainly because it was communal, it never felt like ours. But also because the flat was in a quarry, the garden was almost always in the shade, so it was often a bit damp in the garden.
The garden in our new house is wonderful. It’s south-facing, so we get sunshine all day long. We’ve got a tall silver birch tree in one corner which diffuses the light in the morning. There are blackberries, raspberries and, what we think is a fig tree growing. The lawn is a bit uneven, but that hasn’t bothered me – probably because my other half has been the one mowing the lawn. We have a large patio where we have our garden furniture - also an eBay bargain for ‘doing up’. My Dad and I are also working on sanding and painting these and this time I am doing my fair share of the work. We’ve already finished the table, but I think it’ll take a while to do all the chairs as we have the decorating on the go now. Having a garden has been wonderful. On the hottest days, we’ve sat out and enjoyed our breakfast on the patio. When we had friends round, we enjoyed prosecco in the garden. We also had a lunch for all of my other half’s family on his birthday, the weekend we moved it. It was lovely.
As you can probably tell, I love our new house and I look forward to taking you on the journey of making it truly our own over the coming weeks. Watch this space!
Read more posts in the Home & Garden Category