Feeling sentimental about moving house…
We are doing it, we are finally moving house! We’ve lived in our current house for over 9 years. Where has the time gone? It has literally flown by. It feels like yesterday that we were enjoying our new space and sunny garden, as well as growing our family – namely with kittens!
We’ve outgrown home!
But since little man has come along, the house seems super cramped. That has nothing to do with the amount of
crap essentials that come with having a child. Essentials like these top must-have baby items and these baby purchase fails!
Our kitchen is small and when we were weaning, I couldn’t even get the high-chair in. And I longed for a tumble dryer! We started looking at houses back in 2013 and we finally found a house in March that fit all our requirements and felt like “home”.
Buying a house is never fun…
The buying process hasn’t been easy and at times it has been super stressful. It semi-ruined our holiday a few weeks ago. Solicitors combined with land registry errors furthered the stress but it all came good in the end. We “should” be moving on Monday 4 July 2016. I say should because the whole process has been so farcical that I am sure something else will go wrong. Update in 2017 – we moved!
Anyway in spite of moving to a larger house with more space and room for a tumble dryer, I still feel sad about leaving this house – our home! Hubby has zero sentimental feelings about anything and tells me to just look forward to the new house. I am excited, I am happy, but a part of me feels really sad about leaving (we are moving 300 meters down the road).
I feel sad because we had so many happy memories in this home. We got engaged, we got married, we discovered we were having a child, we raised our first child here, we raised our fur-babies. We’ve had parties, gatherings, hosted fun nights with friends and family. We’ve been through so much here, good and bad.
Anyway I am waffling and rambling. I am sure we will be happy in our new home and I can’t wait to decorate and plan each room 🙂 I want to recreate our lovely grey and mustard bedroom in the new house! Have you moved recently? How did you feel about moving?
A 2017 update!
So we did move on the day we’d set – July 4th. And we’ve been in our new home a year. We started creating new memories and we’ve done ALOT of home décor and DIY projects! Check out our new lounge. And our brand new ensuite bathroom. We even repurposed some old wardrobes and made a mud kitchen!
And look at our wonderful garden!
We already hosted our first party for b’s fourth birthday. It was awesome and we had space to hire a bouncy castle. Take a nose here!