Well, I’ve been mentioning it for what feels like forever. We have finally moved house! Now I apologise in advance if this post is a bit rambled with ideas, but I wanted to show you the whole place as it is now.
After just over 3 years in our house, we finally had enough. I absolutely loved the location of our house (in fact our previous house before it was just across the street). However, I could no longer take the inconsideration of the surrounding neighbours. The noise levels, the kids out playing until silly o’clock and some moron with a Halfords exhaust thinking he was Mr Big. It all got too much and it was stressing me out.
We’ve moved a lot in the last 10 years, but we decided to go balls out and find our forever house this time. The menu was simple(ish):
- Remote, but within 10mins of our current town (so we didn’t have to change Munch’s nursery)
- Few/No neighbours. Or at least enough space that we could escape any fag smoke!
We didn’t have a timescale on moving and given this was our forever home, we though we better at least keep an eye out. But we were lucky to find something that ticked most of the boxes and after one nail biting closing date (of which we were the only bidder) we got our forever home!
We have 2 immediate neighbours (who are far enough away that they don’t bother us) and a third neighbour at the end of the lane.
The garden will need a bit of getting used to! We have never had plants before! It’s nice to look at, but I fear for the upkeep of it and if I’m honest, I long for something a bit more simple and modern…but it’ll need to wait, as the house comes first!
The new house is a converted farmhouse, which was renovated 7 years ago. Although, I’ll be changing as much as a can for the budget I have! There is so much wood in that kitchen, I feel like I need to restore my carbon footprint! Their ‘pantry’ (bottom right in the picture above) is crying out to be made into a cute little office space.
As you can see, it’s rather magnolia and brown throughout and ‘matchy matchy’ kitchen, utility room and bathrooms (oh and a desk in one of the bedrooms that also matches…job lot?!). But the house has some great feature fireplaces and spacious rooms (coming from a background of new builds). So besides kitchen and bathrooms, the decor should be easily updated (watch this space for room transformations!)
We moved in just over a week ago and so far I’m loving the peace and quiet. If anything, it’s us making all the noise! It adds 20 minutes to my daily commute, but it’s worth it. The extra distance lets me unwind and once I get here, it feels like a little retreat.
Getting to grips with the 1mbps broadband so far (as a blogger, this makes me hyperventilate!). Browsing online is fine. I’m only noticing a difference when downloading a movie on Sky. Where it was instant before, it can take 10 minutes to say ‘available’ and I dare say we’d catch up with it whilst downloading, so we leave it an hour to fully download. We just need to get in to the habit of downloading the night before. We aren’t ‘netflix’ or ‘on demand’ people, so we can make do.
So that’s you shown round! I’m excited to bring you more room tours as we complete each room and also I’ll be looking for some gardening tips too, as we know nothing!