Me and Mine - A Family Portrait Project November

Whilst the rest of the country is racing towards the festive period and excited about December finally being here, I am holding onto every second left in November.

Because in amongst the busiest and most stressful working times in both my husband and my lives, (We have never felt and looked so tired, having a newborn was less exhausting!) we have some news.

We are on the move!

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We are giddy. Although Ollie looks like a sour puss! 

We put our house on the market on a Tuesday and by Saturday it was sold.

Then we fell in love with a house, made an offer, they thought about it for a week and decided not to sell after all.

It's funny how you can think you are heartbroken over a house you have only spent a couple of hours in, but it turns out we hadn't actually fallen in love.

It was just a temporary lust that would drift away as quickly as it arrived.

Because everything always works out as it should.

And (all being well with solicitors working around the clock) on the 23rd December, yes you read it right, 10 years of our life will be packed into two enormous trucks and we will set off for a new life in the North Dorset countryside.

It's a big move, to a totally new area (I spent most of the day in Shaftesbury yesterday - oh wow - how lush is Shaftesbury?!) and one we don't expect to do again for 20 years!

For a long time we have debated whether living in Weston super Mare is the right thing. Yes we love our friends, yes Sammy loves his school and Ollie adores his pre school, but two and a half hours is too far from everyone else you love.

So some months ago we looked at a map and pin pointed a little area that had everything on our wish list.

It turns out there is only one house in that wish list area, and despite having being sold 3 times over, it came back on the market a month ago, and we've bought it!

3 times the chain has broken down and the poor sellers have been at their wits end. But then we walked in and everything has fallen into place. For now.

Of course anything could happen in a month, but being positive is the only way I can be!

It's been a very difficult few months for our family and there has been lots to be sad about and lots that we will be worrying ourselves sick over in the new year, but this pocket of excitement is something that deserves lots of smiles.

A new little chapter for my family and a whole new blog adventure! 

Capture by Lucy is on the move too! Over the next few months there will be lots of house related posts!

We have the pleasure of thinking and designing a new look for the hallway and stairs, the sitting room, a new play room for the boys, a kitchen that involves our lovely builder friend decanting from Weston for 10 weeks and bathrooms that need a makeover too! The boys have requested an aeroplane bedroom and would like to share the larger bedroom, instead of being in separate smaller rooms so I am now obsessed with aviation accessories!

The whole house is white and I like that. We've decided to keep it that way for now and start with a blank canvas.

We should be packing but instead the house is full of paint charts and kitchen brochures and my Pinterest feed is full of dreamy inspiration!

I didn't want to share too much of the new house, just in case it doesn't all go through. But I will, as soon as it's certain. For now here's a hint.

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There's so much we want to do, but it will all take time. One project at a time. And we may need some sheep!

The current owner has suggested we take on these feathery creatures too...


I can't wait to share this new journey with you!

So send your moving and packing tips over this way please!

I am so glad to have captured a photo of us in front of the sold sign. A photo we probably wouldn't have got round to taking on moving day. But because of Me and Mine we have managed to get a lovely photo of a significant time in their little lives.

Join in with the Me and Mine Project. Snap your family together and link up your photos, I'd love to see what you have been up to this month! 

This is a collaborative project between like minded bloggers. Mothers who all want to capture the magic moments in our growing families lives. Head over to Charlotte's blog and check out what she has been up to this month with her beautiful girl.

I've shown you me and mine, now show me you and yours!

dear beautiful