At last! She posts! I’ve made a frustratingly later than anticipated return to the blog to finish off this month- it might have been quieter on here but that’s because in real life things have been head-spinningly busy. We finally moved into our new home last Friday after 7 months off faffing around and delays. Since then, we spent two days in our new place (largely spent cleaning, more on that in a bit), before heading off on holiday for 5 days, arriving back on Friday. So really so far we’ve only been in 4 days, something that I have to remember when we’re still surrounded by boxes and haven’t unpacked that much!
As someone who generally likes order and routine, I don’t tend to deal well with the chaos that a house move brings, and have found myself getting stressed and ratty, purely because stuff is in the way and I don’t know where half of our things are (despite labelling boxes)! I know it takes time to get sorted, but with small children it obviously makes this harder, however I’m hoping that when the children go back to school tomorrow I’ll be able to crack on. I can’t wait to show you how the house and garden looks in it’s current state, and what our plans for it are.
When I say current state though, that is a BIG improvement on the state of the place when we moved in on the Friday. I was a little nervous as to what the inside of the house would be like, as whilst we were waiting for the keys and to be given the go ahead to enter the house (our sellers had already left to move to another part of the country), we discovered loads of fag ends and cat poo all over the back garden. On entering the house, it was disgusting, and I really could’ve wept! The bathrooms were a health hazard, ditto the kitchen and the floors, the whole place clearly hadn’t been cleaned in MONTHS. So the first two days were spent cleaning (thanks Mum!), and my amazing in-laws took the children as it was too filthy to have them there. It really did sour our first weekend but apart from giving it some good old elbow grease, there wasn’t much else we could do.
Overall though (now it’s clean) I should be pleased at how the house is taking shape already, as we had 3 rooms (kids bedroom, playroom and the living room) decorated whilst we were away and this has made a HUGE difference to the feel of the place and making it feel like our own. We’ve come from somewhere that we spent 4 years doing up ourselves and making it totally ours, that it feels really alien to live in another couple’s decor/tastes! I can’t wait to start sourcing accessories and bit and bobs, and hopefully soon I’ll have a couple of mini room tours up on the blog.
Apologies if this post is a little disjointed, but today as also been crazy-busy and I’ve been feeling quite under the weather and my head feels like it’s been all over the place. Hoping I’ve been making sense?!
Normal service should resume this week – fingers crossed!