Ok that was a break and a half wasn’t it? How are you all? Good New Year so far?
January was a whirlwind, lots changed and we had a lot to think about. I’ve finally given up running Violet Posy Design, it was taking up all my time and I wasn’t earning a lot of money. Now OH has a full time job we can afford for me to give it a rest for a bit. I had a great run though, and worked with some of the most amazing bloggers. I had a blast! I can’t thank them all enough for making my work days so much fun, and I made some awesome new friends along the way. That’s actually was what made it so hard to give up. Thanks everyone for all the work you put my way and for all being so amazing. It feels a bit weird not to be working on anything, so when I finally get really bored expect this site to change loads 🙂
The other change has been that after 11 years of ‘shall we stay in our home/move/emigrate/oh crap we’re out of contracts again’. We’ve decided to move locally and leave our little 1930’s house. The hunt is ON!
House hunting after so long is a bit odd. Last time Miss L was 6 months old and we were in a 2 up, 2 down Victorian terrace, which had been a love at first sight home. The day we walked in there I knew it was our house, waxed wooden floors, high ceilings, perfect for childless twentysomethings who didn’t care about on street parking. Three years later….not so much. Ever tried carrying a weeks shopping and a baby in a car seat, for 3-5 streets? It’s not easy and I don’t recommend it!
The house we live in now pretty much sold itself to me by having parking for 3-4 cars, a massive garden and lovely big bedrooms and it was the cheapest house we looked at!. We didn’t have a massive amount of furniture, bed, cot, two sofa’s and my £5 dining room table bought at a car boot and a couple of inherited dining room chairs someone gave me when her Mum died. This house was supposed to be the 5-7 year house, it turned into the 11 – 12 year house and now we are bursting at the seams.
So what do we all want from a house this time round? This is supposed to be the 25 -30 year house, our proper ‘grown up’ house that we can grow into and old in. We’ve looked around a good few houses and there hasn’t been anywhere that I’ve utterly loved.
There’s been one which was very sensible (above), one that is massive but needs work and a couple that are no bigger than what we live in now. But going around different houses is really good for your mind set. You can imagine living somewhere else and you see that actually you’re own home which I never see as being that perfect is in fact actually pretty lovely and it’s helping me say goodbye to our house, which is going to be very hard. Wish us luck!