Monday, 19 May 2014

Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes

Today I promised some news. For those who have been following my blog since we lived in Antwerp this kind of news is probably something you have grown used to: we are moving, yet again! This time, however, it's not between countries (well, if our younger daughter had any power she would have us move to Australia. It's her dream to live there one day). We are heading for South Yorkshire and will be living in a town called Auckley, which is a district of Doncaster. The reason for the move is a long hubby-unexpectedly-switching-jobs story (he works in aviation), and he has been working there since February, usually just spending the weekends at home. Our intention was to move houses later this year or next year but then around Easter time we found a house that we just knew was the right one.

After that things happened pretty fast because the kids didn't want to wait with the move, they wanted to switch schools before the summer holiday. I'm not someone who's constantly talking about my children but I have to say that right now I'm in awe with their adaptability. They are unbelievable when faced with drastic life changes. I'm all for being detached but sometimes I wonder if I have raised them to become too detached!
On Saturday I saw the house for the first time and the minute I walked in I felt at home. It's a new house; its style is modern yet warm. There being only neutral colours, it will be very easy to turn it into a lovely home. I love the kitchen, which is very spacious with a wonderful view. I cannot wait to make that first meal and put the first pie or cake into the oven. Currently, the garden is not as nice and flowery as the one we have here. It only has grass; no flower beds, but there are tall cypress trees next to it and we just have to buy flowerpots with roses, lavender, etc. to make it nice. With an amazing garden centre close by that problem will be very easily solved (they e.g. have a Japanese garden and Italian, which I will photograph and show you later).

Tomorrow a team from a moving company arrives to pack all our stuff and on Wednesday we are moving into the new house. We are very excited and I cannot wait to start the unpacking!

Have a wonderful day!
photo credit:
1: Ngoc Minh Ngo, from the book Bringing Nature Home, published by Rizzoli / 2: Bo Bedre via Pinterest / 3: François Halard, from the book Interiors Atelier AM by Alexandra + Michael Misczynski, published by Rizzoli via Hlín/Pinterest

9 comments:

  1. I have the feeling you are going to be very happy in the new house, and having had the privilege of a sneak peek, I know you will transform it into a beautiful home in no time.

    The first and last images here are just so lovely! The flower arrangements are so pretty and I like the light in each photo.

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    1. Thank you, Ada!
      Totally agree with you on the images, which are taken by two great photographers. I think the one in the middle is a scan from an old copy of Bo Bedre, not sure though.

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  2. You know, I read the first line and got to Antwerp and then the word saw Australia!.. haha. So maybe eventually you will end up on the other side of the world - maybe? Your kids sound fantastic ; I'm sure it's a new adventure for them. Good luck with the unpacking and looking forward to seeing some new photos:)

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    1. Thank you, Helen! I just realised when I read your comment that I didn't manage to show you half of the things I wanted here in the West Midlands!

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  3. And I love that first image! The blue wall is gorgeous; my friend has exactly that tone in her sitting room too:)

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  4. Lisa you and your family amaze me with your adaptability, quite something!
    I feel you will be happy in your new home and I am sure you will enjoy styling it and working on the garden.
    If one day you do travel to Australia I hope we can meet!!!
    Good luck with all of the packing and unpacking, I look forward to some glimpses of your new home:)
    Wendy

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    1. Thank you, Wendy. The last few years have been an adventure but I'm really hoping that now we are finally settling!

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  5. By the time I am reading this you have already moved. I hope things went smooth and I wish you all the best.

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    1. Thank you, Steph! Everything went smoothly … now the unpacking-tiredness has set in just bit. One day my life will be free of boxes!

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