Wednesday, 5 June 2013
Chick and I have lived in our current house for ten years. Although not ideal now it's been a brilliant house for us during this time. Just big enough for the two of us, a reasonable sized garden big enough to fit in the trampoline and paddling pool, close to town and the park (which was amazing before I passed my driving test!). Of course the downside to being close to town is all the noise of inebriated people passing by at silly o'clock.
Now that I'm with the Man and we have 3 children between us, we desperately need to move. His house is no good because it's too far away from all of my lovely friends and work, and mine is no good because we can't fit the 5 of us in the front room let alone to sleep!
The talk around here for weeks has been about moving. What kind of mortgage can we afford? Where do we want to live? What will our new house look like? I've started trying to declutter and pack non-essential in the hope that the perfect house will just fall into our lap!
As I get older (not necessarily wiser!) I think that I would like to move back to a Village.
I would like the kids to be able to play out in the Street without me worrying that they are going to get knocked down.
I would like to actually talk to more than one neighbour and maybe even be wild and share a cuppa with them.
I'd like the kids to get a feeling of community which we just don't have in our current Street.
Chick would be able to love to walk or bike to school.
Mainly I crave the peace and quiet. How nice would it be to not hear incessant traffic?
What would your ideal house be like?
Posted by Emma at 18:37
Sunday, 19 May 2013
Saturday, 18 May 2013
I had a couple of blogging topics in mind for this week including one (that I'll get around to writing eventually!) about inspiring teenagers, but when I was looking back through the posts I've written so far this year I discovered that I didn't actually ever blog about our awesome engagement party.
A few people have questioned the point of an engagement party (which is kinda rude but whatever!) However we thought that it would be a lovely idea to get some of the wedding guests together for a pre-wedding knees up. As neither of us has much money the wedding won't be until the end of next year so what better way to see all of the people we love, especially the ones that live miles away.
We decided to keep it really informal and have nibbles and a
lot few drinks at my Uncle's pub, just around the corner from home. Lots of people came along and much to my surprise bought us lovely presents and cards, we even received presents from the US of A :-)
I was expecting to have lots of time to hang out and talk to people that I haven't seen for ages but I was lucky if I got more than a couple of minutes with each person. I've since been told that this is par for the course with weddings. The only downside to the party was that it was over waaaay too quickly! I imagine the wedding will feel like that too!
This is me and my husband to be:
Yes I do have legs!! Lol!
My family are now spread all over the UK so it's not very often we're all in one place. Thankfully my Mum and all three of my brothers were able to attend. Yes, I am the short one of the family......which is hysterical when I'm actually just under 6". Must remember for the wedding to keep my high heels on to have the family photos taken:
The girls outfits are from New Look including this awesome bodycon dress that my Mum is wearing. My Mum always looks impossibly glamorous!!
We also managed to tell people the date of the wedding:
Now back to the wedding planning!
This is a sponsored post but all words and pictures are mine :-)