Tag Archives: new house

In-between days

A huge admission: I have never been brilliant at making decisions. I am not talking about everyday ones, like which chocolate bar to buy (although that particular decision has been made very easy since starting a restrictive diet – i.e. one of the two that don’t contain lactose, gluten or too much taste). I am talking about the big life decisions. It turns out my other half isn’t too good at it either. It’s times… Read More »

Boy and dog paradise

A dog and boy paradise

Boy and dog paradise

So to follow on from my last posting, which I have just realised is quite negative, I think I need to explain why I like living here… the outdoor space is amazing, we are surrounded by trees and set up on a hill with the deck at the back being raised off the ground (above a walk-out basement, that contains one pool table, one table tennis table and a piano, amongst all our boxes). Because of… Read More »

New House

So it’s been about a month now (where did that go?)  and I think our new house justifies a whole post all to itself… It is large and a completely non-standard layout for a US house, which I like: it allows us to define ‘the zones’ in any way we like – although I’ve obviously been watching too much of those programmes that are designed to engender feelings of inadequacy about one’s living space. Garnet is still… Read More »

Unpacking mess

Life still consists of boxes

Unpacking mess

So it’s been a bit of a hectic time recently – to start with we have had the move (of course) – life is still in boxes, but I am slowly getting round to unpacking things and trying to get this house into a somewhat liveable order. This is more difficult than it should be due to trying to squeeze the way we live our lives into the relatively non-standard lay-out of this house and… Read More »

Love Philly

Today I was happy that Seb wasn’t with me…

Love Philly

… I had to go up to Philadelphia today, a prospect I would normally relish. I love Philly – I spent alot of time there when I was travelling around the USA in various trips before the Age of Responsibility and Settling Down dawned. So basically, as overwhelming as US cities tend to be, I have a certain amount of affection for this city which holds so many memories and stories for me. I also… Read More »

Crazy loo

Housing dilemma….

Crazy loo

It is surprising what one gets used to…  We went to see three very different houses today: No 1 – modern and on a development, very much like the one we are on at the mo. It was a nice house, but the garden was quite frankly pants, with no way of being able to let the dog or the boy out and trust them to stay on the patch of turf that we would… Read More »

Upside down

Where we are now…

Upside down

… over 6 months in and the old adage is ringing true, it does take about this amount of time to settle in and start forming a life and connections. G is back in the UK again for a work trip and the visitors of the past few weeks have gone, so although the house feels quiet, I actually don’t feel as if I am super lonely or stuck with minimal support (apart from at… Read More »