Sunday, February 15, 2009

Home Strange Home

Although we bought it in November, we didn't actually move into our new house until the end of January. And I mean house: no more flats or apartments; we've got ourselves a lovely four bedroom, mid-terraced Victorian home. We had wanted it to be 'ready' before moving in, but soon realized that making a home, especially with a 100-odd year old house, is a work in progress, probably up until you eventually move out again. I do love the place, but it feels a bit like we're living in someone else's house. Musty odors and creaky noises challenge my senses and test our skills to either eradicate or adapt to them. But I am thrilled to now be a UK homeowner, and for Andrew and me to make our house our own, warts and all.