Homes & Interior

We’re Moving Home – Third Time Lucky?

2nd May 2017
we're moving home - third time lucky?

We’ve sold our house… again! Our house has been up for sale for what seems like forever now. We originally sold it straight away, within a couple of days of it going on the market. Unfortunately the buyer withdrew and it has been up for sale ever since. Until recently, when we sold it again last month. We had an offer accepted on a lovely house and were super excited, until our buyer pulled out. Thankfully no less than a week later we received another offer and were able to offer on the lovely three bedroom house again.

We can’t help but worry about office space in the new property, we currently have a converted attic which is used as an office. We don’t have that luxury in the new property and would eventually like to use bedroom number three for an eventual baby number two. We are thinking about possibly converting the attic in the new property, making a man cave for Spencer. We’ve been looking for modern staircases UK based have found a fantastic Italian design staircase manufacturer who sells modern designed spiral stairs in various dimensions and materials. The designs are lovely and I really like the fact that you can buy staircases online. Of course I am now swooning over a (completely not even in the slightest bit baby friendly) spiral staircase for my new home.

I’ll have an alcove office in the dining room, I have plans to get some funky wallpaper for my little corner of the room and make it all pretty and nice. It makes more sense for me to be downstairs than in the attic. It is a nuisance when I need to check things quickly and all my notebooks are up in the office, on the days that I have no childcare venturing into the attic to quickly check something can be a nuisance and usually result in Aria crying from the baby gate because the space saver stairs are simply too dangerous for her.

The issue is Spencer (typically!). Spencer occasionally works from home, plus he needs somewhere to play his computer games. He can’t share my alcove office space, for one he will ruin how pretty it is going to look and for two I use Mac, he uses Windows. Neither of us are willing to change that. He has decided that the third bedroom is his office, but this is only a temporary fix. At some point there will be a baby number two who will need that room.

I’m trying not to think too far ahead and get too excited, but it is hard not to. The new house is almost perfect for us, and when we’ve made it our own it will be perfect. Things seem to be progressing well so far. My viewing candle ran out on the day that the couple who are buying our house came to view it – that has to be a sign?! I’ve lit this candle at every viewing that we’ve had, we receive a lot of compliments about how nice the house smells and I’ve joked that we must buy the candle as a gift for our buyer. No word of a lie, the candle ran out following our current buyers viewing. This is really happening, isn’t it?

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  • Reply Newcastle Family Life 2nd May 2017 at 4:59 pm

    Good luck! We moved late last year Into
    Our forever home and it was so stressful and took forever. We would love to convert our attic too even tally xx

  • Reply Laura's Lovely Blog 2nd May 2017 at 6:54 pm

    Good luck, we’re in the process of moving house too – it’s so stressful isn’t it? We had a buyer and then our buyer lost their buyer, and then they found a new buyer so we’re back on and at the surveys stage – everything crossed for both of us 🙂

  • Reply Amy @ Arty apple 4th May 2017 at 11:59 am

    Hope all goes ok for you! All the stress will be worth it x

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