A new house to call our own. My first house I have ever bought. If I think too much about it then I may panic slightly.

I am sad to leave this rented house. It has been a good house, full of lovely memories. It’s the only house we’ve rented. Before this, we had a basement flat that was riddled with damp. Everything we owned was covered in black mould.

I’d just had my ectopic pregnancy when we were given notice to leave that flat. The mould taking over the walls were a representation of my mind; black and dark and cold.

The moment I saw this house, I was happy. The sun shone and daffodils were in the garden. The first time I’d felt happy for a while. The relief to leave that flat, where something so horrible had happened, was overwhelming.

I have lived in this house. I have found out I was pregnant in this house. I have brought my newborn baby to this house. I have cried, and laughed and had late night baby feeding cuddles in this house.

I will miss this house. This home that is the first that Bubs has ever known. I find it odd that she will never remember this house. This house where so much has happened for me, and for her.

So, on to pastures new. Our own home, secure, safe and a place to decorate how I like. A garden, a garage, and best of all a DISHWASHER. It’s going to change my life. It’s a brand new house, we will be the first people to impart our memories into its walls.

I can only imagine what fun we will have here. What the future lies in store. I can’t believe I have a place now all of my own. A place for us as a family. Our house, on our street.


35 thoughts on “House

  1. Eleanor foster

    So exciting em! I love having our own house, to decorate & have memories etc! I’m jealous of your dishwasher!!! I need one in my life lol! Best of luck with it all & I can’t wait to visit for play dates with our girls xxx

  2. Jess Paterson

    I am so happy for you, Emily! The dishwasher will change your life. And so will have a lovely house for your family. *Sends virtual scented candle for the “business” loo (essential!)* 🙂 Happy new home! x

  3. Sophie at Franglaise Cooking

    That is so exciting! Whilst it is hard to leave the house with the newborn memories, it is great to move to your very own house 🙂 I’m a bit envious as, although we were home-owners in France, we won’t be buying anytime soon in London!

  4. Kate Davis

    Congratulations and good luck.

    I understand your feelings about moving from your old place. When we moved last year I realised the house we were moving from was our first house together, where we’d got engaged, married and had two kids – so many memories. However I told myself that was the house where we made our family, but the new one we will make in to our family home.

  5. Rosie @Eco-Gites of Lenault

    Houses are important to me. I can remember each and every one that I have lived in – sometimes happy memories, sometimes sad but I always have the memories. Looks like you too will remember this house … and the memories your new one is about to give you.

  6. Kate Thompson

    How exciting – and even more so that it is a NEW house, somewhere you can make your mark and personalise. I hope you will all be very happy in your new home together.

  7. Michelle

    Congratulations on your first house! I know how hard it is leaving another home behind – did it last year after 11 years and wrote about it on my blog to get it all out of my system – was great to relive the memories.

    Think of all the exciting new things that will happen in your new house!xx

  8. Helen @ Peakle Pie

    Oh what a lovely post – full of hope and excitment for the future and a little bit sad too. I always find moving a melancholy time….but a dishwasher is a definite plus! Good luck with the move!

  9. Kirsty Hijacked By Twins

    Congratulations on buying your first house, it is such a huge, daunting step isn’t it. You will fill your new house with so many new memories. We bought our first house 15 months ago and I felt a bit like you. Sad to be leaving the house where we became Mr and Mrs, where we went from a family of 3 to a family of 5 a house full of memories. But now we love having our house to call our own and have so many memories made already, it is not just our house, its our home. Good luck with the move x #blogclub

  10. Jo @ 3 Kids and a Gluestick

    Congratulations on buying your first house.. and how exciting that it is a brand new one! You can decorate just as you want and get it just right for you all.. it sounds perfect! I hope you will be very happy there 🙂

  11. Emelie Abing

    Congratulations, must be very thrilling to own a new house, lots of things to learn and exciting things to come, living in a new house and starting a new memory, though we always miss those houses weve been to but life goes on..

    Now time to learn how to decorate stuff and fix things..


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