Escape to the Country

26 November 2015

One week tomorrow, Kyle and I pick up the keys for our new place out in the Peak District. We're not quite ready to hop up onto the property ladder just yet, but since we've got a couple of years of paying off debts and saving to do, we figured we may as well do it with a view. Our new cottage is picture perfect. I've always wanted a home this adorable, but I definitely didn't think it would be something that would happen any time soon. It's a little bit scary, and it'll definitely test my anxious nature as so much will change, but I'm really looking forward to living in such a beautiful property (even if it is covered in really dated red carpets - rug donations are very welcome).

Apologies for the picture quality, this one is stolen from rightmove

So not only will I be moving into my first proper house, but I've also had somewhat of a promotion. It's only a temporary position, but it's more change - and in a time where I could probably do with things running smoothly and not changing dramatically. Luckily for me, the short term change in job also means a short term pay increase, which will be very useful to assist in the moving period. It may take a couple of months to really make the place our own, but I can't wait to get there. 

Fingers crossed we'll manage to at least stretch to a few bottles of mulled wine and some twinkly fairy lights for the festive season. I can't wait to get a handful of friends round to show off our beautiful love nest, and take lots of photographs of Hope Valley in the snow. Let's just hope that the snowy season starts once we've moved in safely!

Keep checking in for more about our big move, peace and love.

Update // #1

18 May 2015

It's been almost a year and a half since I last posted so as you can imagine, it's tricky to know where to start in terms of an update. For my own peace of mind, and another new beginning, I'll write a short introduction to my life as it stands currently.

Since finishing my degree a couple of summers ago I've had my head in the clouds, desperately searching for direction. I work in admin - there's really no need to go further than that, as that's how little I care. In all honesty, it's not a bad position and I'm paid reasonably well, it's just not what I want to be doing. The reason I don't search harder for a new job is that right now I need to focus on earning and saving as I am riddled with debt and have huge plans for the next few years. Plus I work with a bunch of absolute sweethearts.

I rent a flat with my best friend, boyfriend and three bunnies. Sophie and I have had the place for over a year now, and Kyle has been with us a little over 6 months. It's nothing fancy, but when it's clean, it's pretty lovely. Sophie is currently living in Italy, wrestling with children and learning the lingo which means rent is high and money is even tighter at the minute, but it's been quite therapeutic acting like a real grown up with the better half - even if I have probably been driving him a little mad.

I feel that one of the only ways I've ever known how to keep myself relatively sane is to write, so I'm going to attempt to put my hand back to blogging, with a little encouragement from loved ones, as ever. For now, I make no promises about what's to be expected - we'll take it as it comes.