Friday, June 8, 2012

Changes are afoot

Yes I know it has been a very long time between posts.  What happened? I think I just got sick of nattering on about sewing, which I've actually taken a break from.  I have also been on more intensive Nana duties since the arrival of little Zoe last October plus we had a trip to NZ to see the kiwi grandkids at Easter.

Just before our trip to NZ I spotted a house on I liked the look off, talked husband into having a look at it and foolishly we bought it, before selling our existing house.  What a recipe for making life a little bit more stressful. 

After our return from NZ we launched into preparing our house for sale. In three weeks we had nine tradesmen and a very helpful brother on board to help us tart the place up.  Several rooms painted, new cushions, rugs, more modern lino in the bathrooms, a garden makeover, carpets dry cleaned, new quilt covers, lamps, pot plants etc. etc. plus a myriad handyman jobs repairing the many dodgy bits of the house. It was great to have a stylist's report (a free service of the agents) to roughly follow. Of course now it has never looked so good and we have wondered at times why on earth we are selling it - but too late now. 

We are now working very hard at being TIDY people (unbelievable!) and the house is in a constant state of 'inspection readiness'!  Phew!  Just don't look under the beds...

The new house when we move in to it will be fantastic.  A blank canvas.  Brand new, totally devoid of a garden - so a lot of fun to be had adding 'our stamp' on the place. 

In the meantime though a celebration of our old house.  These fabulous photos were taken by Ron Verdouw to advertise our house with our agents, Charlotte Peterswald.  We haven't sold our lovely home yet but our very friendly real estate agent Dion Flanagan is muttering that we might be getting some offers very soon.   Fingers crossed.

Yes - we are going to miss the oak tree!

Please note matching towels!

Le shed