It’s been a long time coming! This time last year we tarted up our two-bed apartment, ready to put it on the market and go house hunting. It went on the market at the end of March. Two weeks later we fell in love with – what is now – our house. We cheekily put in an offer on it, before we’d had even any viewings on our place (eek!) However the vendors were super kind and took our dream house off the market for us until we sold ours, which wasn’t until early August.
Since then it’s been an uphill climb with the entire sale and purchase procedure. No wonder moving house is at the top of the stress scale, next to getting married! We definitely felt the pain! We’ve been on tenterhooks for months, and in the final weeks my anxiety has shown in my skin. It’s really borne the brunt of it: I’ve had a terrible breakout of spots on my face, and I’ve generally felt completely exhausted for what feels like almost 24-7.
We finally moved into our ‘Dream Home’ last Thursday – with very little notice. Austen and I were working immediately up to the move. And it was a mammoth task. So we’re here just in time for Christmas. I’m super-excited because we’ve moved from Great Barr, which served us well but – for me anyway – didn’t feel like it had any sense of community. We’ve screeched around the corner and parked up in Kings Heath, which is packed full of community spirit. A bustling High Street on our doorstep, amazing pubs (!!), an abundance of independent shops rubbing shoulders with a few chain stores, a monthly street food market on the village ‘green’, a monthly Farmers Market down the road in Moseley Village, and also a gorgeous local C of E church. In fact, All Saints Church was in the news just yesterday for erecting a 17 foot high knitted Christmas tree. So so cute! 4500 squares of 10-inch knitted squares were knitted by local people – some of them started knitting from last Christmas.
So, pleased as punch to be here for Christmas really doesn’t even cover it! I filmed a video for you, so you can go peek inside the house and see our Christmas tree.
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I’ve lots of shows this weekend and into next week (see below) so look out for me and get in touch here or on social media to tell me about your Christmas
10pm tiana B sale
11pm Bob Mackie sale
10pm Meet the Beauty Experts
11pm Practical Ideas
10pm Yong Kim Fashion Designs
Sweet Dreams Sale – Bedroom & Bedding (include the Ottoman Today’s Special Value)
Lots of love,
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