I got really into it and found the house I wanted to move to. I started designing the girls new bedrooms and thinking about how to plan my new office. But despite loads of viewings we just weren't getting any offers. Why? Because the development out back was putting people off. It was really disheartening as everyone loved the house but just didn't want to live with the uncertainty of what was being built in the back yard. Then disaster struck, the house I had been coveting sold.
I was so disappointed and resigned myself to us staying here and looked into extension ideas instead but I discovered that costs an extortionate amount of money! There didn't seem like a plausible way to make this work except putting the girls in a room together to give us a free room. But then out of the blue we had an offer! The buyers had viewed the house when it first went on the market but like everyone else were concerned about the building work, but luckily for us the house made such an impression they just couldn't stop thinking about it. Within hours we were out house hunting and found the perfect new home which will give us all the space we need - the forever home.
So as you can image the past week has been a whirlwind of mortgage brokers, solicitors and estate agents but hopefully we've done the hard bit and just need to keep our fingers crossed that it all goes through.
They say moving home is one of the most stressful life events but I'm hoping we can break that mould and make this an exciting experience! Fingers crossed!