Monday, 26 January 2015

My First Home Competition Entry

Where we live now is our first proper family home, before this we lived in my parents second home.  It was convenient and handy there but it was much more exciting when the time came to start viewing properties and picking out one for our future together.  The house has so much potential, but is in need of lots of loving care, it has been sadly neglected by its precious occupants.  It’s a beautiful home and the boys have settled in well.

It has the space for many an adventure, games of hide and seek and sleepovers and play dates.  The boys moving in party rocked!  They had glitter tattoos, face painting, disco, sweet tables and more cakes than your average bakery!  Seeing as we only moved in just over six months ago we have already had so many wonderful memories here, including getting our gorgeous puppy dog Summer.
You can watch a little video of the boys talking about their house for our keepmoat blogger competition entry.  



They like having a play room filled with all their favourite toys, they enjoy playing and coming up with creative imaginative worlds usually involving lots of battle scenes.  They consider it there area of the house, hence the no rules comment!  I tend to close the door on the room if it gets too messy or too loud!  I will on occasion venture inside if the floor needs sweeping but I tend to let them get on with it most of the time.  They like the freedom to play without restrictions.
Under the stairs is the little room we called “Harry Potter’s Bedroom”!  The boys have enjoyed the earlier films so they think it’s hilarious they have a similar space in their new house.  The boys share a bedroom at the moment until further renovations are completed but they have a fairly good size room and like making dens and climbing to the top bunk to sit nicely together, whether to read books or sneak on their tablet.
The living room is the gaming and TV watching space, we usually crack open the treats and snuggle in as a family.  I made sure the boys focused on the best parts of the house as a few rooms are minus a ceiling and we do not open the door for the fear of a freezing draft chilling us to the bone!  So the tour was an abridged version, the entire crib when it’s finished will hopefully be more impressive.

14 comments:

  1. Love the harry potter idea! Sounds like a great house!

    AShleigh

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  2. you sound like such an amazing mum! what fab memories you are creating for your children

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  3. "A house should be a home" :- Seems a pity that that is not the priority for the Government and nation. As to be able to move into a house which needs work done on it can be an upheavel as well as an expense. When what we need is somewhere were we can live, be safe, relax and feel happy, healthy and well. It could well assist our productivity and wellbeing etc.

    Rachel Craig

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  4. Great entry! Wishing you lots of lucky dust - let us know how you get on with your entry!

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  5. fingers crossed for you, love to have my own home, saving up for a deposit is not easy though, but well done to you!

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  6. You are fab! good luck with your entry!

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  7. fingers crossed for you! sounds like you have super fun time

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  8. Harry Potters bedroom, fantastic idea! Sounds like a real home which is only getting better!

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  9. I'm currently saving for a deposit to get on the property ladder - I have to be honest I have spent ages dreaming about how I will decorate, what furniture I will have, how I will do the garden etc. I really think you make your house into your home when you put your personal touches to it.

    Good luck with your entry

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  10. Love your entry. You deserve to win :-)

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  11. Takes me back to the search for our own first home - very happy times x

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  12. Sounds fantastic- take one room at a time!!

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