So why am I writing this blog........?

This blog is a way for me to record and reflect upon my day to day life and all the changes that have happened to me over the past 2 years. In a nut-shell I moved from the rich, bustling streets of London to the sleepy suburbs of Washington DC all in the name of love. My biggest reward in this adventure has been the love of my wonderful husband and the birth of our beautiful daughter. However this transition is not and has not been an easy one; it's been filled with tremendous highs and devastating lows- all part of life's rich tapestry and part of my story that I want to share as a mother, wife and of course as an English girl settling into life across the pond.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

We're Moving House!!

We're moving- how exciting!  We sold our house a few weeks ago, very quickly I must add.  Taking the wise advice of our wonderful Estate Agent (sorry, Real Estate Agent) Kaaren, we spent about 6 weeks prior to putting the house on the market de-cluttering, painting and putting right all the cracks and squeaky doors.  We even went to the expense of putting a granite work surface into the kitchen, at the time it seemed like a crazy thing to do but given the short time it took us to find a buyer, it was all well worth the time and effort.

our house

We're both very excited to be moving, it is something that we have been planning and talking about for what seems like years but now, all of a sudden, our move date is just around the corner, two weeks away to be exact.  This would all be fine if we had our new home to move into but we are having a house built and currently it is literally a pile of dirt....lovely dirt of course but not yet the kind of dirt that you can call home.......not until August or September anyhow.

Embracing the situation with a smile through gritted teeth we are making the brave, and some may say crazy step to live on board our boat Jubilee until the house is ready.  I have to admit that this was originally my idea but as the reality of living in a space of about 32 feet with two dogs and a baby is hitting me I'm getting somewhat anxious about it all.

Jubilee is a beautiful Island Packet cruising sailboat and I am hoping that she will also be a wonderful home to us for the next few months.  We spent time last weekend moving non-essentail items off the boat to make room for our bits and bobs....she seems postiveley spacious now......!?

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