Friday was move day, the first day in our new house. A smoother move I don’t think is possible, by 11am our house was packed and loaded on the van AND the mortgages had completed. Which meant by 2.30pm the removals guys had gone from the new house and we were left with a house full of boxes.
So I did what every good dad should do and headed for the garden with Matilda and Bracken. Don’t want to get in the way of the unpacking now do we?
And then it hit me.
The reason why we bought this house became crystal clear.
Watching Matilda running around the garden exploring, throwing sticks for Bracken, discovering that at the end of the garden is a field with horses in it “eey ores daddy” (we’re still working on the difference between a donkey and a horse!) was simply awesome. We are blessed with space in this house, with peace and quiet. Such a change from living in the middle of a town.
All those anxieties and worries about moving are gone. Now all I can see are the memories we will create, the adventures we will have and how glad I am that Matilda and Henry can have a childhood in the countryside just like the lady of the manor and I did.
Here’s to family homes, fresh air and the countryside.
P.S. The downside of such a good garden is that we are having to drag Bracken back in each evening 🙂