Our New Home…The Ordinary Moments

Our New Home…The Ordinary Moments

I can’t believe I am writing my last ‘The Ordinary Moments’ post of the year in our new home. I am not going to lie it has been a very stressful few weeks. I think it has to be the quickest house move on record, we sold our house on the 30th October and moved in our new house on the 2nd December. As I type this, I still can’t quite believe it.

Of course every house move has it stresses, there is so much to do and so many different parties involved that it is like a big jigsaw and you just need to put all the missing parts together.

We may have no television and no broadband, but we are in. I have come to realise how much our lives revolve around the internet. Not having it, has been causing us a bit of stress. Andy works from home a couple of days a week and I have blog posts that I have agreed to do and need to get posted.

Anyone that follows my blog knows that I normally post in the morning, but I am now sat writing this in bed with a wifi box thing (yes, thats the technical name) that we have got hanging out of the window to get a signal. That is what my life has become. But after missing last week’s The Ordinary Moments, and knowing this was the last one for the year, I really wanted to write one last post for 2016.

Because whilst it might be a bit stressful right now, moving to our new home is the best thing we’ve done. The girls are settled and Alice loves being in the village where her school is. Every day a few more boxes are emptied and our familiar belongs are appearing around us.

We put our Christmas tree up today, which for us is late, but there was no way we could have done it any sooner. Alice asked if we could and I didn’t want to disappoint her. And actually it was the best thing we did, because it has made the house a home. Seeing our tree in the window with it’s twinkly lights and all the decorations that have a meaning to them, its perfect.

We’ve spent today working hard to get the house organised with our everyday belongs all around us. The spare room is now full of boxes with the things in, that we really have no clue where they are going to go. But, I have closed the door on it for now. We have everything we need to start to prepare for Christmas, our first Christmas in our new home and I really want the next two weeks to be about that.

The boxes can wait and we can sort them out when life is a bit less hectic and lets be honest January can be a bit of a boring month, so I am sure we will have lots of time to do it then.

As I sit here now and look around I have to pinch myself at how lucky we are. This really is our home and I for one can’t wait to create lots of new and happy memories here…


Joining Katie from Mummy Daddy Me for The Ordinary Moments



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  1. 11/12/2016 / 21:06

    I can’t believe how quickly your house move went through, your heads must still be spinning. It’s so hard to find the time to unpack and sort things out when you have children, let alone with it being December. I always like to have a sort out in the house come January so I’m sure you will be really motivated to finish the unpacking. I’m hoping the same happens for me to be honest and we moved in just over a year ago haha! xx

  2. 11/12/2016 / 21:43

    It really was a super fast house move! I’m so glad that you’re in and sorted though, it must be a real relief. It’s great that you’re in the same village as the school and fabulous that you’re so in love with your new house.

  3. 11/12/2016 / 23:40

    I am so happy for you. You sound so settled already! I’ll have to pop round with a pot plant! x

  4. 13/12/2016 / 16:25

    It is the most stressful thing in your life I truly believe. Congrats on your new home and I so hope you get tinternet soonish x