I Must Confess…Some Exciting News!
Hello my peeps! Yes, I’m back on deck after a week away which was absolutely glorious. Sure there were meltdowns on jumping pillows and silly buggers at night but overall it was so nice to get away from home and soak up some screen-free time with the family. I have included some of the “highlights” below (my photography really can’t be classed as a highlight, sorry!)
My family on the train that travelled the park each day – you can just see Nathan’s jeans and the outline of Gilbert’s hat in the front row (I am a crap photographer!)
Our home away from home
My three little bears having fun on the jumping pillow…
…before the inevitable meltdown – poor Delilah!
Some of the glorious weather we enjoyed during our break
And some images of our last day away…
My eternal thanks to the wonderful Rhianna for so ably taking the reins in my absence and for all those who linked up. I am still to make it around to everyone (still on holiday time I’m afraid!) but thanks to all who still confessed while I was AWOL.
Now, there is no set prompt for this week so you are free to confess to whatever you like. Really. Go ahead. I dare you!
Okay, I’ll go first then, shall I?
This week, I want to confess to something utterly exciting and long overdue and daunting and scary and just absolutely amazing.
Well, we can finally share the news that we have…bought a house!
Isn’t it pretty? But I must confess that we’re afraid it’s much too good for us…!
Long story short – as long term readers would know, we sold our little old house in March last year with a view to upgrading. We bought a block of land last June to build our dream home but ran into a lot of problems along the way. Little, niggly issues that most other people would be able to overcome but issues that seemed insurmountable to us.
After my diagnosis of depression and anxiety we decided it would be best to sell the land to reduce some of the stress and strain on us as a family and were lucky enough to find a buyer within two weeks of putting it on the market. We were then lucky enough to find THE house.
We are very excited and happy but daunted by the size of our mortgage and in awe of how good the house is. I confess we are experiencing a bit of “we’re not worthy” syndrome at the moment, but I’m sure we’ll get over it!
It will be ours in a few weeks, just a few days before my birthday. Nathan says it’s my birthday present. I told him, if that was the case, he’s set the bar far too high so he’ll be getting something from Crazy Clark’s for his birthday instead!
I must confess that I will be seriously annoyed if there isn’t a little something else forthcoming on the day…
So, there’s my exciting news. Be prepared to be bombarded with moving posts, interior design ideas and gardening gems. Wait, this is my blog we’re talking about so I’ll probably just continue to talk about myself, as usual!
Hit me with your confessions. Do you have any exciting news? Or any ideas on how to fit into a house that’s way too good for you? Anything at all…?
You know what to do…
– I Must Confess is a link up that runs every Monday and remains live for the whole week.
– You can link up something old or new, we’re not fussy around here.
– Feel free to go with the prompt for the week or add your own confession, whatever suits.
– Please go forth and share the comment love – it is bloggy crack after all!
Next week’s prompt – what do you do when you think no-one’s looking? Thanks to Emily for this possibly dangerous prompt!