We did it - emptied one big house into a lorry and moved it across town to a lovely smaller and older house in a street I never wanted to leave (we owned the house almost opposite until 10 years ago). Actually I didn't do any lifting in the old house - we decided packers were the way forward - oh boy did those men work hard!!
Since we got the keys Wednesday lunchtime the boys & I have worked extremely hard at getting our new home sorted and box free. We are now almost there - as boxes have been emptied we've sorted, recycled and charity shopped things we no longer have room for - we've also given away things on a local selling page and to friends/family too.
Today I've been sorting my bedroom - there are no longer cardboard boxes in there - there is a pile of stuff for the charity shop and some yarn being given to the local WI for a yarn bombing project!! Also more craft stuff that needs sorting at some point - thats in wicker baskets which don't count as boxes ;)
Anyhow, the important bit - some pictures of the new house;
Loved the original front door and stained glass on the first viewing - we cleaned the door Friday lunchtime and Little Son added a new shiny number and my wonderful BIL attached a new door knocker to replace a tatty and nonworking doorbell.
When I woke up Thursday morning, I decided that by the end of the day we'd have one room sorted and box free - it had to be the front room;
Its been lovely sitting in here with the boys watching tv in the evenings - also with visiting friends and family - its not always been tea and coffee on the menu!! Last night at the grand old age of 43 - I opened my first bottle of bubbly - something I've always delegated as I believed it was difficult!!
The dining room is the last room with boxes - I shall get these unpacked this week as there are some kitchen essentials hiding in there somewhere!!
I am loving my new kitchen - yes its smaller but its just such a lovely space and I think I've got it set out to suit me - again I had my BIL put some things on the walls that needed screws - anything with nails has been put up by Little Son who is now my own Mr Fix it!! Big Son has been the technical wizard getting the Internet set up and working for all of our devices!
One of my favourite kitchen features is the original mantle shelf - it didn't take me long to fill it!!
Lastly the garden - a lovely enclosed manageable sized space which also faces south. We've eaten lots of meals out there this week - sometimes due to lack of dining table space but other times because the weather has been lovely and sunny.
I think I'm done with sorting today - those last boxes can wait till tomorrow or Tuesday. I'm off for a wander around blogland to see what I have missed.
Already the boys & I feel settled in our new space and it very much feels like home. There's lots of things we want to do with the house overtime - some major projects which involve tradesmen and other that the 3 of us are going to try to do ourselves. Just this afternoon I drilled my first hole so Little Son could fit a handle to the under stairs cupboard!!
See you soon
xxx Vicki xxx