Thursday, August 16, 2012

Our House

So, we are in our new house.

There's really not much to say about it; I mean, there is so much that I can't write one summary blog post about it, but at the same time, it's so new that I'm still discovering lots of things about it each day. It's like getting a puppy, or having a child, I suppose, in that I need to learn about its quirks and habits and get to know its rhythms.

In the meantime, while I'm getting to know my house, here are some photos so you can see it too.

The front

The hallway, from the living room looking out the front door

The kitchen, looking out to the back patio

The lounge and back patio

The hallway on the upper floor, looking in the bathroom

The master bedroom (with a big closet!)

We are no where near being unpacked. I managed to clean the bathroom and half the kitchen, while The Irishman put together the guest bed in the spare room so we could sleep there while we wait for our new bed and mattress to arrive (delivery date TBD!). Because we moved so quickly, we had tons of plans in place with friends and tickets to events meaning that we have been out every night this week. I desperately just want to go home and clean some drawers and vacuum everything.

And once that is done, the DIY will start... we spent £150 at B&Q on Sunday on who knows what – paint, wall filler, sandpaper, dropcloths, rollers... we're painting the whole place white to begin with so it's fresh and clean for now, and then slowly decorating. My main priority though is to buy garden furniture so we can enjoy the patio for the last few weeks/months of warm weather. The Irishman ordered a BBQ that arrives Tuesday, so surely we need to sit outside to eat our burgers. And drink our rosé!


  1. Good bones & light! Looking forward to reading about your progress. Now, go enjoy that rose!

  2. Thanks guys!!! It is pretty exciting to come home to my own place :)

  3. We just moved into our own place (rental) as well so I know what it's like discovering new things all the time. Unfortunately we can't make big changes but the little things make a big difference sometimes.

    Congrats on the new house - it's been a long time coming! (I love your blog by the way).

  4. Congrats! Looks lovely!

  5. Congratulations on your new house! I think that the lounge and the back patio are the best part of it.