Friday, 13 January 2017

Moving house

8 years ago we moved into our lovely flat.
For a first property it was pretty great and we’ve really enjoyed our time there, but sometimes you just have to move on.  And this is why the blog has been so quiet for the last 6 months.
This time moving was not such a smooth journey.  We found a lovely cottage in August which would need a bit of work but had a massive garden and when finished would be amazing.  We started packing and the fish were sold.
A lovely cottage but with major roof issues
And then we found out the roof was in worse repair than first thought.  £60,000 worth of repair in fact.  Money we just didn’t have and so sadly we had to walk away from that one.
With our flat sold the pressure was on to find somewhere else.

We visited many properties but none were quite right, until finally, at the end of September, we saw a semi-detached Victorian house.  

A lovely open plan downstairs with 4 bedrooms above and a 100ft garden that backs onto woodland.  It’s not perfect but it ticks a lot of boxes.

My study come craft room
'im outdoors office

The bathroom needs a little work

The main room has a wood burner
As does our 'snug'

The bird feeder got put up the day after we arrived and almost straight away we've had birds visiting. We've had blue tits, great tits, coal tits, long tailed tits, robins and nuthatches so far.

The woods behind the house

Just a footbridge away

We’d been hoping to move in Dec and finish the year on a high, but in the end it was a good start to 2017. We've spent the last week unpacking and its starting to feel like home. Of course there is a list of things we'd like to change, the garden for one, but there is time for that.
Here’s to at least another 8 years of happiness.

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