I may have to change my profile, as we have sold our house and will be moving again.
But wait, it's a local move...something very new to us! Our poor girls associate 'moving' with moving country/schools/friends and are somewhat traumatised by the phrase 'moving house'. Great parenting huh?
We had been thinking about selling, as we have had some minor improvements made, and we'd decided we don't want to take on the 'big renovation' that will be required to improve the layout for us in the next few years.
So one day a few weeks back, an estate agent knocked at the door with an offer. Odd as no one had been through! It was subject to the purchasers coming through and 'approving of' the property.
Well, they approved, we agreed, we have a long settlement and we won't need to go through the open home chaos. All good.
We'll be sad leaving this house but we'd love a pool, and to be quite blunt, we can't afford to do it just yet in this house. So we've bought this, just around the corner...
Okay, picture it white! Better?
It ticks all the boxes we were looking for in a new home:
- close to the girls' school and all their/our friends
- 4 bedrooms
- separate living rooms for parents and kids
- separate study/office
- room for a pool
- we could afford to put in that pool
Lots of ticks.
I am already thinking of all the things I can do to make the home 'ours'. Needless to say, it will involve fabric! But this is what makes me really happy...
See that flat back garden? Pool. Needed.
And that banquette seating...off to Pinterest...
Images: 1 from here; 2, 3, 4 & 5 from Estate Agents' sites.