Sunday, 7 July 2013

More New House Pics Part 1.

Granted, our house is no longer new, having lived here for 10 months, but I'm hoping it's new to some of you and you will still enjoy seeing it. This is what our house looked like right before we moved in.

Phil with the view that made us buy the house (the pictures on the window sill were the first things we moved in, to make it feel like home):

Our living room (the picture was hung by the estate agents and was taken back):

Our cozy kitchen:

The pantry under the stairs:

I know it looks a little creepy with all the wires and what looks like damage at the bottom but I assure you its safe!

Here is our lovely dinning room (we have a dinning room!) with a not so lovely 1970s looking gas heater thing. We plan on replacing this someday. In the meantime, we will certainly be warm! 

Last but not least for the first floor is our stairway (with my mother's Welcome Home cross stitch resting on the bottom step), coat closet, and what I call our Alice in Wonderland cupboard under the stair: 

Well, that's it for the first floor. In an effort to not bombard you with pictures, I'm going to leave the garden for later. You've already seen the bedroom but unfortunately, I didn't take "before" pictures of the spare room and Phil's office. I guess I was a little anxious to start on the after. Can you blame me? 

Thursday, 4 July 2013

New house (sort of) and new post!

I thought that the fourth of july would be the most fitting day to restart my blog (at my sister's suggestion). Those of you who know me well can attest to my legendary lack of attention span and I hope on that basis, you can forgive me for being away so long. I will try harder.

ANYWAY, to das news of our life in the UK. Yes, it is now our life because Phil and I got married (two years ago), but most of you know about that. We have also bought a house together and that will be the topic of this first post in I don't know how long. So here it is:

SOLD! Yeah, that's right. The moment we closed, I knew I wanted to do something special to celebrate so I met Phil at the house and we had champagne in front of the view from our soon to be bedroom

We also had cheesecake and watched the sunset.

Then it was off to a nearby steakhouse for dinner. It was such a great night because it was the beginning of a new chapter in our life. It's hard to believe it was almost a year ago (September 2012). I'll post more soon on what has happened since. Until then, I hope all is well with everyone and you have a wonderful 4rth of July!