05/11/2012

The seven year itch

So, the big change that was going on behind the scenes here during the summer was that we decided it was time to move on - from our house. It wasn't a move that I had anticipated when we bought the place, so it took quite a while to get my head round it, but never the less it was time for something new. Buying and selling property in the UK can be a ridiculously slow process, and this move has been no different. The sale of our house went on for about three months and then - bang - we had four days to pack up the house and get out (not so easy with a toddler I tell you). We've found a new house that we're buying, but of course nothing here is straight forward and so I doubt we'll be moved in until early next year. In the meantime we're staying at my father-in-law's which is great. Seeing our house without our stuff in it made me realise that it's not a house that makes a home, it's the people and what they put in there that does. I'm very excited by the prospect of being able to decorate and trying new things out again. We spent seven years and eight months in our "old" place and in the end it was just the right amount time. So long old house and keep well!

8 comments:

  1. I always get excited about moving house, about the change and decorating the new house. But when it actually comes to moving it always makes me feel strange and I'm sad to leave the old place behind. I guess it's just one of these things when you're used to something and it's difficult letting go. But then you're so right, it's the things and people that really make a home a home. Good luck with the move!

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  2. good luck in your move! How nice that you have a place to stay during the transition. :)

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  3. It's so strange to see your home void of possessions. I agree that it really does remind you it's simply just the shell.

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  4. Congrats dear F!
    I love what you said about what makes a home.

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    xoxo

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  5. spännande! o lycka till med det nya!!

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  6. Happy moving! It's stressful but also exciting but I'm sure you know it by now:)

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