Sunday, 11 August 2013

3 @ Number 6 - New beginnings

Good afternoon

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

30 comments:

Jackie said...

Happy New Home Vicki! I can't believe how much you've all achieved already - you obviously work well as a team! It all looks wonderfully welcoming - may you have many happy years ahead xx

Lisa said...

How welcoming the front door of your new home looks, love the stained glass!
Your front room looks so cosy too.
Good luck with the remaining boxes, you have all done all well to get to the nearly unpacked stage already!
What a treasure your boys are helping out in their own ways too.
Happy new home wishes to you all.
Lisa x

topchelseagirl said...

It looks like a lovely house Vicki. That looks a good sized kitchen for such a house and the garden is a good size too. You've got the front room looking lived-in already, you wouldn't think you'd only just arrived.
Look forward to seeing more photos as it takes shape - but be careful not to overdo things, it isn't that long since your op.

lemonade kitty said...

You've managed to make it into a home in such a short time, love your front door it looks really welcoming, Lucey x

Mellie Moo Crochet said...

It looks such a beautiful house, well done on getting it all sorted so quickly!! x

Twinkle Star said...

Good luck in your new home Vicki, looks like a lovely place. Enjoy!

Hugs, Estelle xx

Paula lalaboo said...

Good luck in your new home. Love the features we live in a similar style house though yours looks a little more generous in the width!

I can't believe how much you have achieved mind there is nothing like a woman on a mission! lol.


Hope you all have lots of lovely times and memories here.


P x

Claire said...

wow, you've got such a lot done and it looks fantastic, now you can make new memories in your new home xx

thriftwood said...

WOW!! Vicki, it looks like a home already ... No mean achievement in just a few days ... We had boxes for ages, and I think there are still some in the loft 6 years later ...

Happy new house

Love Claire xxx

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

I've got a feeling you and your boys will enjoy this new chapter....lovely to see you settled! :) x

Vix said...

What a gorgeous house, the front door alone is stunning! It looks wonderful already, like you've been there for years. xxxx

Vix said...

What a gorgeous house, the front door alone is stunning! It looks wonderful already, like you've been there for years. xxxx

Clicky Needles said...

Waaayyy. Looks fabby. Opening Champers is easier than it looks.
Hope you all are very happy in your new home.

simplesuffolksmallholder said...

Good luck in your new home. You've turned it into a wonderful comfy home so quickly. I shall now cycle all round to work out where you are! Did you see my reply to you on my blog yesterday? about H and your sister L and your eldest at the Solar checkouts many years ago.

Lizzy said...

What a lovely house! Looks like you have settled in very quickly! Happy new home!

Jacquie said...

Hi Vicki, your new home is looking so welcoming already. I love you living room, with the gorgeous quilts on the sofas.
Hope you will all be very happy there.
Jacquie x

Ladybird Diaries said...

Wishing you all well in your new home! That is certainly a very pretty front door!
M x

Miss Magpie said...

Your house looks amazing! I can't believe how quickly you have unpacked and made it look like you have lived there forever.

Tracy said...

Hi vicki what a lovely home you and the boys have created and in such a short time too! I love your front door it looks so welcoming. Best wishes to you all in your new home and I'm sure you and the boys will create lots of lovely memories xx

greenthumb said...

Glad it all went smoothly, your new home looks lovely.

Josie-Mary said...

Great team work, you've done so much! It's a beautiful house & I'm sure you'll be very happy there x

Jen Walshaw said...

What a beautiful house and it will not take long for it to feel like a home. Well done it getting so much sorted so fast

magsmcc said...

Gorgeous house, VV! May you know long years of joy and creativity therein! I can't believe you've only lived there days- maybe it's a soul house?

Goldie said...

So homely already :)

wishing you happiness in your new home x

Amanda said...

I love your new house and I can imagine how wonderful it will look at Christmas.

Clare Mansell said...

Thanks for sharing your new house, it looks so lovely and cosy and everything looks like it fits so well! I am 37 this week and have yet to open a bottle of champagne. Maybe I should try?!

Kashi said...

Yay!

andamento said...

Your new home looks gorgeous, I thoroughly enjoyed the little tour (I'm so nosy when it comes to getting peeks at other people's homes!). Glad to hear you're settling in well. Here's to happy times there...

Ethel Johnson said...

Thanks for the festive Minion suggestion, genius! Can't wait to make him a red hat and beard now. You have worked miracles with your new home. Eco Ethel xx

Delia Ryder said...

Your new home is looking lovely and like you have been there years it looks so homely and cosy. Enjoy it, dee x