Thursday, 18 August 2011

The times they are a changing...

Well, so much has been going on in the Crafty household of late I don't even know where to begin!

Those of you who have read my cake posts in the past know my love of baking. Well, I am thrilled to say that I have a bun in the oven but this time of the metaphorical sort! We have had a relatively long rocky journey to this point that I haven't really felt able to talk about on here. At times my mind has been so jammed by the whole thing I found posting hard hence prolonged absences but so far (fingers crossed) everything is on track this time around. I still feel slightly like I could jinx things by going public but at 17 weeks with a great scan behind me I am feeling very hopeful that we will really be holding a mini-Crafty in our arms come February.

And this brings me onto change number two. Our lovely flat just doesn't really suit family life. Our second bedroom is up space saving stairs which I wouldn't like to tackle holding a little one. Plus I am aware that our lives will change a lot once the baby arrives and we won't be able to zoom all over London at the drop of a hat to visit friends and family as we do at the moment. This is going to leave me a bit isolated in South East London when on maternity leave as my family live in West London and most of my friends are north of the river. All of which has led us to the decision that it is time to move on to get somewhere more child friendly that is also closer to my family.

So...the For Sale sign is outside and the first people have started viewing. It is a strange feeling but with the decision made I am ready to move on so we can start on the next phase of our life together.

We have been working our knuckles to the bone to get the place ready to be viewed. Frustratingly this means it looks better than it ever did just as we are all set to leave it. I am particularly impressed with what Mr Crafty has done with the bathroom:

I have wanted those tiles on the floor since we moved in and I love the grey on the walls but I will have to leave them for someone else to enjoy.

Our second bedroom has been underused and a bit of a dumping ground at times but with a bit of room dressing involving my new found love of crochet it also now looks rather inviting:

Whilst in some ways it will be sad to say goodbye to the flat that saw us from cohabiters to happily married, I am looking forward to finding a new nest to feather for our future family.