We did a thing.
I have been living down south for almost two years now and, I’m not going to lie, it’s been a huge adjustment. I grew up in the Scottish countryside, where you could only go places by car, would have to allow extra time in case there were tractors/sheep/cows/cyclists on the road and, when you got to your destination, it would probably rain.
Moving to the London area has been tough and made tougher by the lack of greenery and general private outdoor space. In all three of the houses we have rented, there hasn’t been a garden/courtyard attached.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I love a park, and there are plenty in our area. But, it’s just not the same.
I want to grow veg and have wildflowers for the bees, plus I want to grow peonies so I can be that person every day for the short space of time they bloom. I want a living wall and to have a section near a window dedicated to herbs so you get a whiff of basil or thyme or lavender when you step outside.
So, when my boyfriend and I found a development being built in our favourite borough, we were pretty interested. But when it has two outdoor spaces plus an ensuite master bedroom – well, it would be madness not to!
The place is still being built but, right now, it looks like we’ll have the keys (and a mortgage…) by October. I’m so excited to plan colour schemes, plan my garden and get our posters/artwork in framed!
Would you be interested in hearing more about the buying process and moving in/decorating?