Monday, January 24, 2011

Ready, set, GO!

Well as I hoped we have certainly hit the ground running this year! Lots happening in our little world- the biggest news is that we will soon be moving again! Everything has finally fallen into place for us and life has become a whole lot easier this year.

Following my last blog post we did some major house hunting around the area (our record was 10 houses seen in one day!) and I am very happy to report we found a truly fabulous house- Woohoo!! It ticks all the boxes for us, and much more! It is a much bigger home than we have ever had, but somehow still feels cosy and homey inside which is important to us. It has that 'good energy' kind of feeling that is hard to describe, but you know when you find it. There are enough rooms to host our family from England when they visit (and they are coming....!) AND I get my very own dedicated sewing/craft room! There is an ENORMOUS family room, perfect for lounging around/ kids toys/ art tables/ lego villages ..... oh how lucky we are! On top of all that we got it for a really great price, far less than we budgeted for or expected, which means much less financial pressure. YAY!

The block is pretty much average size, but we will have 2 gardens due to the layout. One is a bit park-like and peaceful, the other is fenced and perfect for our children /dog/ chooks. The gardener in me is already planning fruit trees and veggies, though I will try to be patient and get to know the place first to plan it. As it stands it is really quite pretty and will be nice to move into.... until I get the itch to don my gardening gloves and grab the spade and secateurs !!!

We are all very excited about it, the kids are happy as it has stairs (strange fascination!) and they can choose their bedrooms and have their own bathroom (though unfortunately not the ability to clean it themselves lol!)

We are currently in that odd period of waiting for settlement, hopefully it won't seem like a lifetime, although clearing out our 'stuff' will definitely fill a fair amount of time. Where does it all come from? I admit I am was a bit of a hoarder, but really we are not the kind of people that buy or keep a lot of 'stuff', and yet our garage tells us otherwise........ :-(

A few other things happening too, but since I have raved on so much I will take a break now and post again later!

10 comments:

Anne said...

Congratulations...The place sounds wonderful. Is it in the upper mountains?
We are a little while off getting our own place, we need more of deposit.
Hopefully there no pine trees on or next to your new place....:)

greenfumb said...

Congratulations, that's great news. Can't wait to see some photos and see what you do with the garden.

primitive ole frugal mumma said...

Congratulations its always exciting moving to a new home (hard work ) but very worth it in the end :-)

mountainwildlife said...

Thanks ladies! Anne- we are as 'upper' as we could get- Mt Victoria! It's a lovely village and is excellent value at the moment, we looked in Blackheath but there wasn't anything as suitable, even at $100k more! There is one pine tree in the garden, but not so big it can't be chopped ;-)
Keep going with your savings, you will get there :-)

dixiebelle said...

How exciting!! Good luck...

Leanne said...

Congratulations! It's always so exciting to finally find the right home after searching. I hope you'll be really happy there and make some lovely memories and dreams :-)

Chris said...

Great news. I'm very excited for you all. The garden sounds dreamy. I love established gardens for some reason. My favourite part (when we rented) was getting out the pruners and giving it all a good haircut.

Although be careful with lavender and banksias. They hate hard pruning, which I found out the hard way, LOL.

Can't wait to hear more. I hope settlement goes smoothly.

Jacqui and Mick said...

Hey that's great news Lisa! Looking forward to seeing lots of pics of it - so cute about the kids being excited over the stairs!! I have always wanted to live in an up and down house and our little flat over here is just like that - so the little kid in me was very excited about it too! Hope the settlement doesn't take too long and you're in soon. Jacqui x

Jacqui and Mick said...

PS I LOVE Mount Vic! That is where I tell Mick I would move to if we didn't have to commute. My Grandpa grew up there and I used to go stay in the pub as a teenager with my brother and hang around all the book shops and antique shops - so lovely!

mountainwildlife said...

Thanks Jacqui- and so great to hear from you again! I've been following your British adventures :-)
Only 3 weeks to go now until we get those keys... we are all so very excited!
If you can ever tear yourselves away from all those gorgeous places you've been visiting and return to oz, come up to the top again for some tea and cake on the balcony :-) x