It's only just under 2 months since we got married and totally unexpectedly we have found the house of our dreams, well to be precise, Mike's eldest son found it and sent it to us. Thankfully, this one didn't have the helicopter pad, underground swimming pool and its own motor racing circuit ha. This one overlooks the river, which is exactly what we have been dreaming about (I think Bunny gave us river envy) and we have put in an offer on it which the vendor has been accepted. Yesterday I was cleaning my house ready for it to have photographs and measurements taken, and to go on the market on Monday morning.
We have already had our first viewing, from a young lady and her partner who I have known for many years as she dated my middle son and went to school with my daughter. They viewed the cottage last night, and there were lots of "oh I really like it", "lots of potential" etc etc. Its early day, and who knows but it was a good start.
I partially inherited this cottage when my father died. I am one of 4 girls, and was already living here after my divorce. My sisters all had their own properties, so were quite happy for me to buy out their share of the cottage.
There are lots of memories here for me. Plants that went in as mementoes of my parents, a tree in the front garden that was grown from a fruit pip my mother brought back from a holiday abroad (you couldn't do that now), and still many little knick-knacks that are reminders of when my parents lived here. As you can imagine, this is a big move for me, and I confess that as the estate agent was wandering around the cottage taking photographs, I felt my stomach twist up inside at the thought of leaving this all behind. I am sure that all of you who sew, will understand the sheer panic I had when the estate agent wanted to come round in 2 hours, during the day when I am meant to be working from home, and my sewing room really really did look like a bomb had hit it, not to mention the carpet was full of sewing threat etc. I pleaded with him to defer until at least 5pm so I had a chance to clean it up, which thankfully he did.....phew.
Now dont' get me wrong, I am so excited about the new house. It is the larger home that will accomodate, a joint family of 6 children, 5 grandchildren (which I am sure will grow further) plus partners and of course we can't forget Bentley, Lauren's Great Dane. We have visions of big family gatherings and the delight in seeing the children running around 4 acres of land.
I have already picked out my sewing room, and this one has lots of light, a door that goes out onto a veranda, and wonderful views over the river.....I am sure that I will think I have died and gone to heaven sewing in that environment.
The purchase is subject to a satisfactory survey of course, but if that all goes well, then we could be moving before the end of the summer.
This morning we are heading back up to see the house again, and measure up ----- oh my, the thought of sewing more curtains and blinds oh yuck............. We are taking Alana with us so we can take her for lunch and buy her a belated birthday present.
So wish me luck. I guess a lot of my free time will be spent packing, and I imagine that I need to make a start on that, but I found this fantastic picture that was taken to promote the sale of the house, and let me tell you, Mike and I are so excited about sharing a family home with them.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend planned. Catch you later........................