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Sunday, 28 September 2014

Owl Guy: Moving home

elephant and castle

As Candy has recently mentioned we are leaving South London, however our new flat isn’t ready yet so we are bridging the gap by staying with my parents’ for a few months. We’ve spent the last few days moving all of our stuff. As most of you probably know packing up your whole life is a strange experience, on the one hand it is really stressful but there are all the little moments when you find some nostalgic trinket that hasn’t been seen in years. Candy and I have spent lots of time sitting on the floor amidst the mountains of boxes reminiscing about the things we are packing and the fun times we have had in the flat. We have had some great times in our flat and in this part of London, but after 3 years it is time for a change and we are excited to be moving.

We have been living in our flat just the 2 of us for the last 3 years and to be moving back in with my parents is strange. We have spent the last few days trying to fit into our new roles, it is obviously pretty different from when we used to stay here during university holidays. Although it was strange at first it seems to be going really well. There are some other definite advantages to living back at home, at least for a little while. One of the big ones is that we get access to a much larger kitchen! The kitchen in our flat was nice but pretty small but here we will have space to make some slightly more fancy stuff, some of which will probably make it into the blog. Another advantage is that since we are outside of London now I can use my car and so lots of little trips are on the cards!

On the other hand, the internet in this part of the countryside definitely leaves something to be desired! And the commute to London each day for work is going to be hefty. Plus, we will have to work hard to get used to all of this change, and living with other people again.

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We are looking forward to the next couple of months and getting our new flat ready, which will be a great adventure! However there is still a part of me that will always miss our little flat in Walworth, it will always be the first flat we had for just the two of us and that makes it special.

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38 comments:

  1. What the heck, I didn't get any notifications that you made a new blog post even though I follow you on Bloglovin'! :( Hopefully the site is just a little laggy. Anyway, the transitional period in-between the changes of your life can be pretty confusing to navigate. However, I'm sure that you and your husband will adjust to it well together. Your biggest concern should be the Internet! :P

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    1. I think it takes Bloglovin' a little while to catalogue it! And right now, my biggest concern IS the internet. So worried about how slow it is!

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  2. Hello Mr Owl!!!! I like your duvet duet!! Sounds like you've got it all sorted for the temporary move! Yay for kind parents!

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    1. I know right? I don't know what we'd do without them!

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  3. Hi Mr. Owl. Hope everything goes smoothly with the move.
    Reminiscing it's the beautiful part of moving. I love it too :)

    Anca @ ancaslifestyle | UK

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    1. I am always reminiscing! I should probably stop before it gets unhealthy!

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  4. Good luck with the move :)

    — Michelle | MXP STYLE

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    1. Thanks! We're absolutely exhausted now! :S

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  5. good luck with everything, great blog you have here by the ways, keep up the good work m'dear

    http://andreaantoniou.blogspot.co.uk/
    x

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    1. Thank you! That means ever such a lot! :)

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  6. awe I am sure you will always think back to that first flat that you two lived in and I bet it is hard but it'll get better. good luck to both of you!! :)

    Jessica
    the.pyreflies.org

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    1. This is such a lovely comment! You're right - we will always have the memories to look back on. <3

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  7. Cool post! fun photos!
    Have a great week!

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  8. How nice to see a post from Mr. Owl! I hope everything goes well with the move. Good luck!

    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

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    1. It was incredibly stressful but we've moved now! All we have to do now is arrange all of the stuff so we can actually get from the door of Dan's childhood bedroom to his bed in order to sleep!!

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  9. This is a lovely post! I've never moved house or anything so it's nice to have an honest insight to it all! Goodluck with everything and enjoy the larger kitchen! Abi :)
    MyW0rldMyView

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    1. Not everyone is quite so emotional about moving house as we are, although if you've never moved house before, when you finally do, it might be quite an emotion-laden experience!

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  10. I really hope you enjoy your time in the countryside, I've not been home to my own little patch of Cambridgeshire for more than a few days for over a year now and sometimes I really crave just to walk through a cow field! I also hope your move is going smoothly, I'm trying to see the positives of my little housing disaster so reading about your move is making me feel a lot calmer :)

    Lulu x
    http://candyappledarling.blogspot.com

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    1. Housing disasters are pretty much the worst - it's such a horrible feeling to be so displaced and unsettled. I hope you manage to sort everything out soon!

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  11. I know how that feels. Packing up my whole life and moving across the country in my case was a refreshing yet kind of startling process---it made me realize how all of my experiences could be summed up in boxes.

    Another Beautiful Thing

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    1. Definitely! It's really been a psychologically weird week!

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  12. I know the feeling. Even going home for some holidays is strange to suddenly be living with family again... personally I hate it and I much prefer living in my own space. Hopefully you'll enjoy the change of scenery and can make the most of the adventure though!

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    1. Hopefully - it won't be easy since we're used to our own space too, but we'll have to adapt!

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  13. aww the last 2 photos are so sweet! Anyways goodluck with the move <3

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  14. I've been staying at my boyfriend's parents house for a few months and whilst it isn't ideal, it certainly has advantages! Enjoy that large kitchen, large kitchens call for large cakes, right?


    Hayley-Eszti

    www.hayleyeszti.blogspot.com

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    1. That's the idea! In fact, I've been told I have to bake brownies for everyone at work next week, so I should probably start searching up some recipes!

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  15. Congrats on the move Owl Guy and Owl Girl :) definitely make the most of the fancy gadgets in the kitchen - I've been loving playing around with my mum's KitchenAid since I moved home. You'll be back in London living together in no time! xx

    Tamsin / A Certain Adventure

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    1. We're still living together at least - I don't think I'd be able to deal with going from living together to not living together! I can't wait until we have our own space again though!

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  16. A new flat will be fun. Good luck with your living situation!

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  17. you guys are so cute! :) you make me miss my boyfriend, he lives in england and i live in the us, so i can't wait to go back to london for christmas! :)

    essentiallyshannon.blogspot.com

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  18. Congrats on the move! So jealous you're in London. I miss it so much!

    - Sarah :)
    www.thecrownbijoux.blogspot.com

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