We are already 14 days into Blogging Ever Day In May and today’s prompt is Home Sweet Home.
I love my home and have done from the very first moment I saw it, but this wasn’t the house we were originally going to move into. We had been offered a house in another village near to my mum, the house was being built at the time and we were able to pick out flooring, tiles and the likes, we were eager for the build to be finished and for us to be given the keys. We were told we had this house about four months before they were ready and had started packing up the house ready for the move. We used to drive by to see how far the builders had go and the excitement when the everything apart from the back gardens had been done was surreal.
We knew the house was practically ready for us to move in and then we had a visit from the housing officer or whatever she was to tell us that unfortunately the village’s parish council had now taken a vote and because we were not from that village we were unable to move in. I was devastated most of the house had been packed up and we were living out of boxes at this point as we knew it was weeks rather than months that the move day would be. Because of the cruel situation the council’s housing officer rang me to tell me that he was sorry and that to make up for it we would be put to the top of the housing list but it might take a while for something suitable to come up.
We were upset, we didn’t want another house we wanted the one that we had chosen the tiles and flooring for.
The following day we had a call that a house had come up, not in the areas we were wanting, in a village and that we could view it that evening. I was not too keen but went to view it anyway.
It didn’t look much from the front, just a normal house. We went around the back and it had a love garden, big enough for swings, climbing frames and more and was in a good condition. I began to like it.
During the viewing every room felt homely I had a good feeling about it, I also loved that the small bedroom was still a lot bigger than our small bedroom. There were other things I liked including upstairs and downstairs toilets, utility room, dining room, ok the kitchen wasn’t as big as our one but with the dining room it was workable.
We moved in just a week later and haven’t looked back.
This is the only house that I have moved to that I was able to sleep through the night on the first night. Usually it feels odd, but this just felt right, homely, ours.
I could not imagine not living here now, our home is full of memories, our memories, memories of the children, of us, our family, it’s full of love and I hope it always will be.