Moving House….Soooo Excited!

We’ll be finding out our completion date very soon so I no longer have to keep this bubble of excitement contained within!
We’re moving house in the next few weeks and I don’t think I’ve been this excited in my life before, ever! It’s the first time I’ve been house hunting and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Sitting for hours online and finding houses to view wasn’t a chore at all! If you’re currently looking for your forever home, check out these new homes and start planning your move too!

When we started looking at houses, this one was the first one we both really liked and the one we seemed to end up comparing every other house on the market to.
The things we loved most about it were the garage for Ant and the garden for me. It also has a downstairs shower room and having two toilets in our house is going to be heaven! We have quite a strict morning routine to make sure everyone gets to the bathroom on time to get to school and work, so having the shower room downstairs means the kids can get ready for school and Ant won’t have to wait for them all to finish when he needs to get ready for work ๐Ÿ™‚

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The kitchen needs modernising and it was one of the things that weighed heavily on the decision because a lot of the other properties had gorgeous new kitchens but then either didn’t have much of a garden and/or a garage and/or a second toilet.

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We could have picked another one with a small garden and no garage but with a lovely conservatory and en suite to the master bedroom and we wouldn’t have had to spend any more money on it but the way we see it is, this is going to be our forever home; we don’t have to get everything done right away. I can live with the kitchen for a few years until we’ve saved enough for a new one and getting the house the way we want it is going to be a great project for me to work on ๐Ÿ™‚

I love the large living room and can’t wait to install bookshelves on either side of the fireplace. I’ve always wanted a chimney breast wall with bookcases on either side! The gas fire in the picture is being removed and we’re putting our fire surround and electric fire in its place.
We’re going to use this side of the room as the dining area.

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This side is going to be the sitting area.

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We’re planning on building some shelves in a similar style to this at the far end and mounting our tv on the wall.


I have to admit, I did fall in love with the garden as soon as I saw it and it was, for me, the main reason I really wanted this house. I can make all my gardening dreams come true in this garden. I’m going to grow ornamental pumpkins to use as decorations in the autumn and the kids want to grow peas so they can pick them when they’re ripe and eat them raw straight from the pod!

It has an apple tree in the middle of the lawn and I can not wait to pick apples and make a pie!

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I’m so excited about this house, I’m not even bothered about all the stress and hassle it takes to pack everything and move! In fact, we’ve made a start already and it’s now making it all feel even more real, seeing our bathroom empty of all but the very few necessities like toothpaste and body wash!

The Christmas decorations are nearly all down and packed away for another year. I’ve never ever taken them down so early but far from being sad that Christmas is over, I’m too excited about the move to think about Christmas anymore!

Ant took the photos off the wall on the stairs yesterday and filled the holes in with polyfiller and I started packing up the girl’s room while they’re away in Derbyshire with family ๐Ÿ™‚

We have a lot of work ahead but it’s going to be fun, happy work rather than a chore and I seriously can’t wait!


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  2. Cass@TheDiaryofaFrugalFamily 30th December 2013 at 7:28 pm

    What a brilliant start to the New Year – I hope you get your completion date soon x x

  3. Globalmouse 30th December 2013 at 9:29 am

    That garden is gorgeous! And I'm so envious as I'm desperate to move house…what a great way to start 2014. I hope it all goes smoothly for you!

  4. Mammasaurus 30th December 2013 at 9:11 am

    How exciting! Fresh starts are always good and that house looks to have lot of room – and a great sized garden! Fingers crossed for a quick completion date!

  5. Swazi 29th December 2013 at 11:14 pm

    Fingers crossed for a smooth house move – it does look like a fab garden (I loved ours as soon as we saw it too !) xx

  6. Janie P 29th December 2013 at 11:02 pm

    That is a great garden, I can see why you fell for it. Good luck with the move, I'll be checking in for tips as we've been putting off moving for 2 years now.

  7. Mellissa Williams 29th December 2013 at 8:16 pm

    Good luck with the move, how exciting! I would love to move to a bigger house.

  8. anna 29th December 2013 at 6:10 pm

    lovely garden!! good luck with the move, it's always so exciting moving into a new house and getting it the way you want! hope it all goes well for you ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Pinkoddy 29th December 2013 at 4:13 pm

    How very exciting! I do hope your completion date is soon and look forward to your photos of doing it up ๐Ÿ™‚

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