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?
Ooh very exciting on the move! Not had to move with children yet no, dreading it though when we do. I hate moving. Stuff always seems to live in boxes for ages after!ReplyDelete
No never had to do a big moveReplyDelete
Lots of advantages to moving north x
I think children are fairly easy going, home to them is where their family/bed/toys are. I moved when my eldest daughter was 4 and my youngest was 9 months but it was only to the house next door so not that big of a change. My tip would be to set her new room up very similar to the set up she has now so it's familiar and feels like home. Good luck!ReplyDelete
Yes, We are planning to do exactly this :) she is also staying at my mums the night we move in so then we can have her room ready for her. She is used to my mums from when we visit so that will be less strange than sleeping in a room thats not ready.Delete
Best of luck with the moveReplyDelete
Never had to move dred to think about doing it too with so much stuff in the houseReplyDelete
Moving house / home is a big step, commitment and takes some time to readjust to. I have moved on many occasion, luckily without children. Though I did move with my family as a child. I was five years old at the time, had not long started school ( just a few months). We had had to move due to damage to our home following a hurricane. For Lily she is young, is moving nearer loved ones :- her Nan. Best Wishes!ReplyDelete
I'm doing a big move with two kids, 3 and 1 , in three weeks. We're moving from a two bedroom tiny bungalow to a huge three bedroom house with a massive kitchen and back garden. It's fabulous and I can't wait. It's also stressful because I like to be in charge but that's difficult with two little kids,ReplyDelete
Good luck with the move! I do like Burnley. I have been there several weekends when the Blues Festival has been on, but VERY different to London though! A lot better up North in my opinion!ReplyDelete
Hope all goes well as you move house. Lily will likely settle well, with you having family nearby.ReplyDelete
Enjoy your new home. It sounds nice to have a good sized home with a garden. Nice for a family. It may allow you all to have a nice summer, being able to get outdoors in the garden. Some fresh air and sunshine etc.ReplyDelete
"Home is Where the Heart is" So maybe Lily will settle knowing that she is with her family. Also with her Nan nearby she may be happier having her extende family nearby. Though I am interesting in finding out :- Just what you have in mind to assist Lily in regards to moving house, settling into a new enviroment etc.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much for all the useful tips, though I would like to add few more points to it. When you’re ready to talk with movers about your upcoming move, you need to be prepared for the conversation. For longer moves, especially moves involving the entire family, a full-fledged team of professional movers might be the right choice for you. While it is one of the more expensive moving options, professional movers like moving company queens often employ a team of moving professionals to assist in the packing and unpacking process, which can be an ideal when moving an entire household. For smaller moves, renting a truck for a day or two can be a much more practical and economical solution than hiring professional movers. Wherever your next move takes you, it’s best to evaluate all of your options to find the moving solution that suits your needs. Don’t be afraid to get quotes from multiple moving companies and explore all of your options before making a solution. Happy moving!ReplyDelete