There are many reasons for the move, but mainly we felt that London was just to expensive and we would never be able to get a house there. So we have opted to spend some time in Burnley in Lancashire where my family is.
One bonus's to the move is that we get a nice 3 bedroom house! It has a little front garden and a bigger kitchen which is perfect for my baking. Overall its much bigger than what we have now and for half the price.
Another bonus is that my family are all around me, they can help with Lily so then I can take on blogging work, photography work and hopefully then be able to save to one day move to our dream town. Also who knows, maybe I will plan to add some more tiny feet and tiny toes to the family while i'm there.
Also I can afford to put Lily into a nursery which is something I have been thinking of doing since she turned 2. She is really shy of other children and so I would really like her to get over this and start interacting with them more. I think nursery can definetly help.
But I must admit, parts of me are going to miss living around here. After nearly 7 years here I have very much got used to the southern way of living. Even some of the northern sayings are turning southern. For example down here dinner time is evening meal, where as up north dinner time is lunch time. Took me a while to get used to saying them the other way around and now I have to change it back again. That should be funny.
I will definetly miss London, I love taking a trip into there and heading to events. BUT i'm not a million miles away. I have friends in London who I can stay with if there is ever an event I want to go to.
But friends.. that is something Im definetly going to miss. I must admit it has taken me a while to make friends around here, and I really only just feel like I have a group of good friends now. Such a shame to have to say bye to them. Luckily the internet can definetly keep me in touch with those who are true friends.
So the fun part has started and thats packing and organising the move. Which is not easy with a toddler running round. Im trying to tidy and pack and she is untidying and unpacking for me!
I have already started talking to her about the move so she can start to process what may be happening. She always sayings near nans house when I talk about the new house. So she seems to understand we are moving near to her nan. But Lily has learnt very much where her home is and does ask to go home a lot. So I do worry she wil ask to go "home" when we are in the new house. But I do have a few plans to help Lily settle into the move and into her new home. I will be posting about this very soon.
We have 3 weeks left here and then in March I shall be posting from the north!
The one good thing for you as readers is that I can take my blog with me, So you shall still be seeing plenty from me. I hope to do some really nice outdoorsy posts of lancashire in the summer.
Have you ever had to do a big move with children?