Monday, 4 January 2010



Well we are finally in our new home we moved in on the 22nd December..... Yes we moved in all that snow and ice just three days before Christmas. I can hear you saying “they must be mad” and yes it did feel a little that way but we really wanted to be in before Christmas in order to have the holiday time to unpack our many boxes at leisure.

Luckily family were taking care of the festivities this year, a big thank you to my sister for Christmas Day dinner and my eldest daughter for our Boxing Day feast.

Our last house was three stories with 5 bedrooms to spread out into – this house is only two stories with three bedrooms, it has been a little bit like trying to squeeze a half pint into a quarter pint pot with hubby holding things up and saying where is this going and me just looking, putting my head in my hands and saying “I don’t know...” in a very high pitched hysterical way....

I have to say I think we have managed to break the back of it and have packed most of it away but we are going to purchase a VERY large shed for items that we don’t really need but want to put out of sight until we know what we want to do with them, and also to store so many of the bits I have accumulated over the past nine years we were in the old house.

The house used to be the old bike shop in the village and everybody knows it, when you say we are in the old bike shop everybody has a tale to tell, about when they used to get their bikes repaired there which means going shopping can take some time.
This is our new front door, which is actually at the back of the house, as you can see it is very solid
I hought you might also like to see the key that we have to carry around – no little Yale lock for us.... won't be losing that one in the bottom of my bag any time soon.


  1. Hi Debbie.
    So pleased to read your news. Here's to very many happy new years in your new home. Now that's what I call an enticing front door...hope we get sneaky peeks inside when you've settled in!
    Zoe x

  2. Happy new year Debbie. Hope your new home turns out to be everything you want and that you find a place for everything soon!

  3. Happy New Year Debbie!! Glad to see you are safe and sound in your new home...heres to many happy memories to create there in 2010!
    Hope to see you in the Spring x
    Annie x

  4. Happy New Year To you all Deb, I hope you get settled soon and let me come round for a peek, can't wait ! Your front door looks interesting, not what I was expecting and very cottagey. I think you have made a good move and hopefully life will be more relaxed and slower paced for you both, all you need now is that dog !
    Ann x

  5. I want that door. You knew I would love it, primitive, OMG send it to me :) It's gorgeous.


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