*This is a collaborative post
We’ve now been in our new house for two months and it’s been a busy couple of months. But, it has also been the best couple of months.
When we decided to move house, it was for all the right reasons and yes the timing wasn’t the best right before Christmas. But, we got through it, just. It made the lead up to Christmas a bit more frantic, with us trying to fit in all the lovely Christmas plans we had already made. Like going to the pantomime with my family the day after we moved in and a trip to Father Christmas that we had booked back in September. Whilst also trying to unpack the boxes and getting the house liveable and homely in time for Christmas Day.
Of course I don’t help myself and still decided that we would have Christmas at home with all our family coming. But, it was the best decision we made.
Since Christmas we’ve done so much to the house already. There are the practical jobs like we got our loft boarded and sorted out the garage with some storage units. But, by doing these jobs it meant that all the boxes in the spare room now have a home and we can start getting the bedroom how it should be. With hopefully a little work area for me.
Being a brand new home, it comes with the little jobs like the snagging list. Thankfully ours wasn’t too bad and the jobs were quite little and quick. But, what has been brilliant about having a new home, is that when something has gone wrong we’ve had workman at our door, ready to put it right and without the expensive bill at the end.
Only this week the thermostat in the kitchen started to play up, we either had no heating or I couldn’t turn it off (that could end up being very expensive!). But, after a quick phone call I had the heating engineers at my door to fix it. You can’t ask for more than that!
So, yes we might be living on a bit of a building site at the moment, but the pros definitely out weigh the cons. And come the summer the builders will have packed up and gone home. I will no longer get Holly shouting digger every time we drive down the road.
Putting aside all the practical house bits, this house has brought a sense of contentment amongst us. A place that I feel at home, more than I ever felt before.
It’s also changed the way that we live, we don’t have a town right on our doorstep, which meant that it was so easy to just pop into all the time. Which in actually fact, just made us go more often for small things and meant life was quite busy. Whereas now, even though it’s really not that much further I do think twice about making the journey. I save things up and do one trip, instead of three. This made me feel less busy, less on the go and actually just taking life a bit slower.
Spending more time at home playing with Holly, going for walks in the woods and having friends over for playdates. I would never have thought that moving just ten minutes down the road, would change our life so much and for the better…