Wednesday, 22 July 2015

 Welcome back to Pensive Pensioner & Michelle Palmer.

Just thought I would do a post about the new home.

Well our son changed his mind about living at home, he wants to live on his own in Cheltenham for a year, so he can be a bit more independent, so really we didn't have to move, but we have both lived in Devon all our lives and decided it would be good to do something different, and it will be good for our son, he might just pop home at the weekend. None of us know anyone at all, but we have got each other and I am sure we will make a few friends.

We live in a house now, but are moving in a bungalow.

I have been weighing up the pros and cons of moving, its mostly all good.


The only thing not so good is the rent is higher, and there is only one family bathroom, where we are now we have two bathrooms and a downstairs loo.
We have always had 3 bedrooms, but this is a four bed (why do we need a four bed I hear you ask), well the house is in the right location a nice area which is important to us. So  a bedroom for us , our son will still have his own room, then we are going to have a guest room and office/workroom for me. The kitchen is just about the same size as we have now and its got a dishwasher which I am really thrilled about, and we have a utility room, and the garden is a lovely size. We have no garage but the shed/workshop is about the size of a double garage inside, there is a huge hardstanding out the front where you could easily fit four cars and there is a gate at the side were we can put the car away. It is semi detatched, but being an area of bungalow's we are not overlooked by anyone, which is nice. 

So the rent may be higher, but we won't need to spend so much on petrol as we do now , we have to travel about 24 miles now just to get to the supermarket, but we have one which is only a few minutes away, we thought we might have a trawl round all the supermarkets of an evening and go yellow sticker hunting, also the property doesn't have a water meter. 

This will be the fourth time we have moved in five years since we sold our house, once more after this to find our forever home and that's it !

 It will be nice to sit and relax in the new garden and have a few of these, I think we deserve it.







Picture courtesy of pixabay.com

14 comments:

  1. I am so glad to have found you, great news on the new home front. I have moved more times than I care to think about and am in my forever home now (fingers crossed).

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    1. Hi Pam thanks for following again ,x

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  2. It all sounds good, will your son be staying in student halls for his first year. I know my son did & it worked out the cheaper option as all bills are included in the rent, he was soon brought down to earth the second year. It's good for them to have some independence if they're ready for it, & you will still be close by x

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    1. Hi Jo yes he will be, but after the first year he says he will probably come back home, we will be about 10 mins away.

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  3. Our 2 eldest were at Uni and moved each year to new digs. In our sons last year he shared a house with 5 other blokes - I said I was glad I didn't have to do the cleaning!

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    1. Yes it will be a good experience for him

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  4. Mine were in halls for their first year. It definitely helps them to make new friends and as they're all probably a bit homesick at first, they're all in the same boat. Not before too long though and they will have a great time - as only students do!!! Their 2nd and 3rd years were spent in student houses sharing with 5 or 6 or 7 others - the less said about that the better!!!

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  5. Glad to hear your son has decided to live out for the first year, it's a great way to meet people and get involved with everything that's going on. Hope you enjoy your new location and settle in nicely, it's good to see you back blogging.

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    1. Yes it will do him good as he is a quiet lad, will help him mix in, thankyou for your kind wishes x

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  6. I'm so glad to hear that you're all sorted. Your son made his own decision in the end which is as it should be. You will be there if he needs you....now relax!

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  7. At least if you've tried a few places you'll know where you want to settle for good when the time is right.

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    1. Yes, your right there, we really enjoyed a two week holiday in Wales, that will certainly be one of the options, cheap to buy there and a really beautiful place.

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