Move House: DONE

We are all moved! And as far as moves go it was pretty painless. I imagine the most painful thing will be when Will gets home and finds out by how much the budget was blown in IKEA today (a lot). There are still a few bits to be finished; the dining room has 3 boxes left, multiple shelves and frames need to be put up and we need to have a good long look at storage. Although we have more overall space here we have lost a utility room so I’m struggling to find homes for things like vases and electric breast pumps.


The kitchen needs a lot of work to make it more ‘us’ (see: the hugely expensive IKEA trip) and I’m looking forward to starting on a couple of craft projects we have, including stripping and painting the new kitchen table and a chest of drawers we found on Freecycle. But already it’s proven to be so much easier to keep clean than our last kitchen, with the beautiful but messy range cooker and the terracotta tiles that never seemed to be clean.

My favourite room in the house has to be our bedroom. It’s so calm and peaceful, and the en suite has the first wardrobe in 7 years that fits all my clothes in (bar the fancy dresses which are in the spare bedroom’s wardrobe. Shhh). I’ve allowed Will to take over the study and turn it into his man cave so have moved my computer in here, it’s a lovely place to work and write.


The lounge is also lovely – there are windows and french doors on both sides that let in lots of light during the day, and the exposed brick wall make it all cosy and warm at night. I love it.


I can’t wait to turn this house into more of a home. And then blog about it.

  1. I don’t know how you possibly do it? We have been here over a year and we still have stuff in boxes, and no wardrobe. We fail, and I bow to your moving and organising prowess.

    1. In all honesty, the fact my mother-in-law unpacked my whole kitchen was a HUGE help. Everything else was kind of fun (I am mental, yes) x

    1. I have always been jealous of Americans for their brilliant wardrobes – it seems silly that we have poky ones as standard! I’m thrilled to have a more American wardrobe now xx

  2. Goodness, I can’t remember how I stumbled here. But I love the site and THE NEW HOUSE!! It’s gorgeous. I love the living room–so cozy. I’ve never had a bedroom with a stone wall. Brick once, but not stone. It looks awesome!

    All the best to you,

    1. Thanks Katherine! I was a bit worried that the wall could make everything dusty (oh, I lead an exciting life) but touch wood it seems fine so far.

  3. It’s looking lovely! Can you come and finish our unpacking from December please? Or atleast let me in on your unpacking secrets… We still have a spare room full of boxes! x

  4. It looks amazing already! I’m a mean unpacker and can’t stand to live out of boxes so whenever we move (quite a lot!) we are usually unpacked within a day or two!

    Your house looks so warm and cozy but amazingly spacious too, I have enormous house lust! Can’t wait to see more progress over time! X

  5. Congrats! I absolutely love the exposed brickwork.

    We’re moving next weekend. Eek! To High Barnet, less adventurous than our Kent plans, but still a HOUSE. First time I’ll have lived in a house since leaving home. ;p

    Can’t wait to get settled in. Glad it’s all over for you! x

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