Tuesday, 24 June 2008

The Move!!

I guess i ought to say something about the move and settling in! We moved up her on the 3rd of November last year. My brother and his friend driving the lorry and my husband and I and the girls in the car, along with three rabbits! It's quite a trek from Somerset and takes around 3 hours. My daughter has been slowly developing travel sickness and unfortunately didn't make it the whole way! After cleaning up her, the car and the rabbits, we made to our new home. I had phoned ahead and asked my brother to start a bath and my daughter was thrown straight in it.

I had thought the kids might find the move hard, they were leaving a good school and lots of friends. Where we lived was an estate with lots of their friends and their dad living nearby. But they have settled so well, their school has abought 250 less kids in it! The atmosphere at school is great, everyone knows everyone else and the whole school is really friendly. The girls have made new friends, and although they all live quite far away, in comparison, they often go for tea or have friends over.

The house is a farm workers cottage set in the grounds of a private estate, we have one set of neighbours who are fantastic and have helped me out heaps when my husband has been working away. The village is about two miles away, which takes a bit of getting used to and school is about 4 miles! We are surrounded by hills and fields and it really is nice to wake up to the sound of the birds, including woodpeckers which come to feed on the peanuts, and of course sheep!
The local area is stunning, and we are very close to the river Severn or Hafren.


Little Veg Patch said...

Your new home is absolutely beautiful! I could not let this post go without at least one comment! Its everything I dream about for my kids on a daily basis. I wish you all the very best of luck in your new home.

Berthddu Suit said...

Aaaw, thank you for your kind comment. It is wonderful to see the kids enjoying the countryside instead of trying to find safe places to play or watching tv all day.