Transitioning

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NEXT CHAPTER

As of Monday we have begun the transition into the next stage of our move. After waiting an age for the estate agents to come through, we finally got our hands on the keys to our new abode and have been doing our best to settle in… despite lacking most of the essentials. Not to worry though, we have booked the removals van for tomorrow, which means we can get our stuff out of storage and into our little house (I’ve been calling it a flat when in reality it isn’t – in fact I’ve taken to calling it Le Petite Palais) and begin the process of unpacking and all that other exciting stuff.

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CARPET WOES

There is a slight complication in that the carpet has not yet been laid, so we’re having to work around the fact we won’t be able to put any furniture in the bedroom for at least a week. I won’t bore you with the saga that transpired today but suffice to day the carpet that did arrive and could have been put down in a matter of hours was not, to my mind at least, any way near something I could live with for a week let alone a year. I’m not normally one for asserting myself but on this occasion I did the rare thing and put my foot down – no brown carpet for us, thank you very much!

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FOREVER RENTERS

Renting can be frustrating because it never entirely feels your own. Of course, we would love to put a deposit down on a house but working freelance (both of us, ahhh!) means getting a mortgage is nigh impossible. That’s not to say that we won’t be in a better position to nab ourselves a property in the future but for now we remain mere tenants.

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HOME IS…

With that said, that doesn’t mean I don’t always put my heart and soul into our rentals and I aim to do the same with this place. Before the serious stuff gets underway and I transform this little cottage from fine to fabulous I thought I would snatch a few shot of some of the things that are currently make me smile  in spite of having virtually none of the possessions that will eventually make it a home.

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MINT!

Oh, and did I mention we discovered we have a garden (it’s more like an overgrown patio but still) that has its very own mint bush? Let the veggie growing commence!

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