We are now officially all moved in. The boxes, cartons, baskets and bags are all moved from our old unit which has also been cleaned to within an inch of its life!! Moving is not something I enjoy doing and I hope that I won't have to do it again for a long, long, long time!!
We are finding out that there are all sorts of quirks in living in a house that is older than my grandmother!! We are all totally loving it though - the sunlight, the space, the garden - just the general character of our cottage has been something that we are loving exploring!! The number of boxes is slowly dwindling as we unpack and find places for everything.
My favourite space in the house would have to be our lounge room - I love the natural light and heat that comes through from mid-morning through to the late afternoon. It's lovely being able to sit on the couch and read a magazine while watching the kids play outside.Jasper couch in this room too - the chair up the top of the step is our 'reading' chair which has been good for home readers and school work. I love that the modular design means I can change things around whenever I feel like it! I've got a few other arrangements in mind that I'll be trying out over the next few months.
When I asked the smalls they had the same answer for their favourite space in the house.....
We've had quiet a few trips to Bunnings to get new swings/trapeze bars etc but it's been so lovely to see them outside, getting along (most of the time!!) and away from 'screen' time. On the screen issue our new home does not have a television aerial so at the moment we aren't able to watch telly - while my dad is horrified I'm actually enjoying it. The radio is on most of the day and I am finding that I am far more productive without the lure of the box.
Packing/unpacking has also meant quite a few trips to the Salvos as we try and declutter but on my last trip there I dropped off a few boxes and came home with a chair. My sister saw it first and demanded I get it for Izaak - while it did take some re-arranging to get it to fit in the car with 2 adults and 3 children I'm glad I listened to her because he does love it. Secretly, so do I!!!