I just wanted to pop in and update you all.
I'll be very quiet in these next few weeks/month as we are moving house!
We are downsizing to a tiny little cottage/bungalow, that I have already fallen in love with despite its smallness and faults (yucky coloured bathroom suite, no central heating, mole ridden garden!)
I cannot wait to start our new life in it.
Life will still be challenging and things will still be hard financially for us, but this move has alleviated a lot of bills and financial stress.
Since it is so much smaller we have been selling lots of possessions, which has been so very liberating and rewarding!
We had a yard sale last weekend, and raised £94 ($147/ R1208/ 120euro) and that was just from back garden junk!!
So this weekend we are having another one selling our furniture etc.
We took unwanted clothes to a recycle centre where they pay you per kilo, and we got £40 for about 5 bags.
Hubby and I have been selling bits on Ebay and some items have sold so quickly our mobile phones informed us of the sell as the pc hadn't refreshed the page yet!!
I sold a Cath Kidston duvet cover, that as much as I love it, I need to get rid of covers and I hoped that because that one was branded it would sell...I didn't think immediately though!!!
Our new home is just 5 miles away from our current village, and is much closer to the shops and amenities, work etc, and my boys qualify for school transport, so I don't have to move them to a different school, so that's worked out well.
Its been a crazy few weeks, and just a week ago we had got the bungalow! and we'd only decided to move at the beginning of this month!!
|our back garden|
|back of the cottage from the garden|
So its all been very fast.
|view of fields from side of cottage|
|view down the lane from our drive|
|trees surrounding our new home|
|the dog won 1st prize. I believe it was also just a card saying 1st, and no actual prize or trophy!|
Anyway, I'd better got on with packing! arrgghh!
Have a lovely weekend,
and I'll be back in a month or so
Take Care Xx