It’s all signed now.
We are moving right after New Year.
I’m getting final removals quotes and I am going to start packing next week.The house is a lot smaller than the one we’re currently in so in order to be totally scientific about the move we went up and measured the house over the weekend and I have done a to-scale plan with our furniture in the rooms.
It’s just unbelievably beautiful up there. We looked at Stroud because I wanted the kids to go to the Steiner School over there – and I’m not ruling that out for the future – but for now we just love the countryside around Daylesford and that won over the school.
And we love Daylesford. I mean, come on, anybody who reads this blog knows I love shopping and food and interiors and Daylesford has all of that. There’s no way I’d move out to the middle of the countryside where there was nothing.
There’s a bit to be done on the house. The front door is quite drafty with a big half centimeter gap all the way around the door frame. Perhaps I can make a big rice-filled draft excluder for the time being. Because the current one is so lovely and original, we won’t be buying an external door for the back of the house – the current one has about six inches between it and the floor – so the builders are definitely going to have to make a little addition to it I guess!
If you read my post about moving here you’ll know about that moment, in the vegetable field, driving in the little buggy with the Daylesford Manager in the pouring rain, taking photos for the Sister Mag article, when I knew this was the life I wanted. I got back in the car and said to Kevin, that’s it, we are moving here. It’s definite.
All because of the vegetable field in the rain that day.
When the divine intervention told me loud and clear that this was my new life.
Hello new life. I’m excited!