Family • June 18, 2017

{The Ordinary Moments 17} #17 ‘We moved house and doing a video a day’

It’s been a bit quiet around these here parts recently. But that is for very good reason. After eight years in our first family home, almost two weeks ago now we shut the door on our little three bedroom house for the last time. I thought I was going to be really emotional about moving but bizarrely bar a little tear on the first day all I have honestly felt is excitement and I haven’t really thought of our house. I am just so proud to be in our new house and so excited for all the projects we have to do to it over the years. A couple of people have said to me that obviously it was the right time to move and even though it was a complete rush I do think now looking back it was the right time.

We bought our new home as a project. It is a lovely big (well big for us!) house in a truly lovely area but we bought it knowing that pretty much every single aspect of the house would be redone. There is nothing in here that is our style whatsoever, so everything from the windows, to the conservatory, to the bathrooms, to the kitchen, will be ripped out over the years and done again. Of course we don’t have an endless pot of money so we are prioritising with practical big jobs like windows, carpet and painting the children’s rooms, then the rest will come in time. This is a project that is going to take us years and I don’t want to rush, designing and doing up our home is my favourite thing to do, so I want to take my time and enjoy it. It got to the point in our last house that there was nothing else really that could be done to improve it and I must admit I got bored. I love a project and I love renovating and decorating our home more than anything.

I knew it was going to be overwhelming with three children, and while it has been, on the other hand it has also just been one big adventure too. I walk around each morning after I wake up, and I just wander from room to room taking it all in. I have been doing that a lot since we moved, some days I still feel like I am house sitting and I can’t believe that this house is ours. It is nothing special (at the moment!) but it has so much potential to be a lovely family home. I do feel really proud that we have managed to achieve this together, I wouldn’t have dreamt that we would be in a house like this so soon. Yet of course there have been overwhelming times too. A lot of that has come with both trying to juggle working from home, sorting out the house, being good parents and everything else that comes between. Working from home and motivating yourself is hard at the best of times, but this last couple of weeks it has been harder than ever.

I have quite a big backlog of work, deadlines to do, posts to write, photos to take, and I will get to it eventually, I always do, but it does feel a lot of pressure. But of course I can’t afford to take any time off, after all we now have a bigger house to pay for. There have been quite a few 1am bedtimes recently, but it will be worth it in the end to get on top of stuff. I also stupidly set myself the challenge to do a video a day throughout June. This was probably one of my worst ideas when we have just come back from Dubai, we have moved, and we are trying to work alongside it all, but once I have set myself a challenge I do all I can to stick to it. Still a lot of the time in the evenings when I just want to crawl into bed after I have finished my work, I suddenly remember I haven’t edited my video for that day, so I have to stay up a little while longer and do it. I know that we will love to look back on them in years to come and remember this very special time of our lives.

So although it has been quiet over here recently, I am still here especially on You Tube. If you head over to my channel you will find all our moving videos, plus our general day to day going’s on in June. I shall embed a few of my favourites over the last couple of weeks on here just to give you an idea. You can also subscribe to my channel to if you would like too. It’s a bit of a weird thing videoing every day and while I have enjoyed it, it is one of those things where I also often wonder if I am doing the right thing as it is quite intrusive, I still don’t think I completely ‘get’ You Tube if I am honest, but I am trying to embrace it.

The most recent one from yesterday.

Moving Day (this one makes me emotional)

Our first fall day in our house.

Hey we are your new neighbours (this one makes me laugh).


I’ll be back blogging normally again once June is out the way, but next week I have another Halfords post coming up (check out my first one here), plus I am going to start posting about our holiday to Dubai. Hopefully normal service will resume soon, but in the meantime why don’t you check out some of my new posts, such as our trip to Whitstable or my siblings photos for this month. And as always we would love for you to link up with myself and Donna.

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