Saturday, 9 November 2013

Moving Home and those lost bits

Well we are finally in our new house, 90% unpacked and settling in. Moving, packing and then unpacking is an experience I do not want to get use to. Where is the remote? Normal question in any established house but when you want to know which box it was tucked into at the last minute, presents a challenge. We started out by labelling all the boxes but the temptation to tuck those small objects that have nothing to do with Cookery books over whelms the hardest of us.
We still have some boxes in the garage to unpack but they can wait, the uncluttered theme works for us and maybe those boxes will go to the tip someday, unopened and forgotten. I am still hunting for two items, a star screwdriver and my kitchen scissors. We had 3 star screwdriver and 2 pairs of scissors, disappeared, lost, maybe I should check those unwanted boxes in the garage one more time.

Let me tell you a little about the house, big lounge (UK standards), three bedroom, no maybe two and a half but with Michael at Uni and Robert going in 10 months time we have ample room. How cool is the kitchen, the draws and cupboard doors close themselves! Almost, you just give it a push and it will complete the task, bit disconcerting to begin with as I wanted to close it properly and it was already closed.
Gas hob and electric fan assisted oven complete the cooking process rather well. Decor is dark grey marble top with white cupboards and a light grey floor. Reminds me a bit of Shireesa Court, our town house in Swaziland. Must get a dish and fill it with mini chocolate to really round it off. Do not get too excited the climate is very different.
Out the back we have a conservatory, we have put the dining room table there and are going to get a garden type 2 seater sofa to lounge in the sun on.
A very short walk from the house is Canford Heath, a Nature Reserve with plenty of lovely walks and great views, just the type of adventure land young children and dogs would explore. With luck and good weather we might have a few grandchildren to explore with soon.


  1. Looks lovely! So glad you're settled! Hanging out to come visit. Xxx

  2. Good luck in the new house......looking forward to having a house warming