London, Stay

Bye bye Islington

That’s it then. The lorries arrived this morning (yes, there were two of them). And they took everything with them, apart from our beds, little L’s favourite teddies and her potty.

The guys from Abels have once again proven to be amazing: efficient, polite, quick. So quick!! It made the whole thing for us relatively pain free, almost fun.

DIY is the new cheese‘ Big M laughed, putting the window back together. We had to take it out to get our sofa and armchair out.

Tonight will be the last night in this old house of ours. We made lots of lovely memories in this house.

We got married here.

And a few months later, someone else moved in with us.

Tomorrow morning, the lovely guys in the bright blue shirts will come round again, packing up the last bits to drive them over to Chelsea. We’ll be off to make new memories. It feels like an adventure, as if we were going on a very long vacation. And although I am happy to move back West, I am sad to leave this house behind.


  1. Exciting times! Hope all goes well with the move. Think of all the lovely new memories you’re going to make. You can keep your blog name too! Are you N1 to SW3?

  2. Oh, such a lovely post – lots of luck for your move and wishing you many years of happiness in your new home!

  3. Hannah says

    I am a bit sad too.. I loved that house, because it meant being with you =) So I guess, I will love every next place, too! Can’t wait to see you again <3

  4. Simone says

    Very exciting, I like west London and it sounds as though the move is a good thing for you, congratulations!! New house, new book deal??!! Let’s hope so πŸ™‚ X

  5. It looks like we may be moving too, I hope our move goes as well as yours. Health and Happiness in your new home.

  6. Kelleyn says

    Wishing you many happy memories in your new home. Maybe a new little one will join you in this new home. πŸ™‚

  7. I meant memories they stay forever. This touch pad will be the end of me, honest!

  8. Good luck with house move. It’s no mean feat moving when you have children, even if it’s not to too far away. Takes a while to settle in. Hope it all goes smoothly and new memories are made, happy ones!

  9. It’s a bittersweet experience, looking forward to new adventures but saying goodbye to an old friend. Good luck in your new place, hope you all settle in quickly x

  10. Good luck with the move and the new adventure! I can imagine the feelings about leaving the house too. As much as I want to move for more space, I will miss our first little house where both my babies learnt to walk…
    But hey, yay Chelsea!! Love to you all xx

  11. It’s sad leaving a place where you were happy and had good memories but memories are just that and you will have plenty of opportunity to make new ones in your new home. Best of luck xxx

  12. Good luck with it all, never did get to make a return visit! Must make more of an effort to visit you when I go to the museums πŸ˜‰ Its sad, but very exciting and I LOVE those pictures- doesn’t little L look so tiny! x

  13. Congratulations, good luck, and welcome to your new home! Moving is so bittersweet – so many good and bad memories associated with these little boxes we live in.

  14. Ooh house moving, how exciting and exhausting at the same time, I hope you find some time to relax after moving, good luck with the new place, may it bring you lots of inspiration and happiness! FBxx

  15. Gorgeous post and lovely, lovely pictures. Wishing the three of you every happiness in your new home and lots more happy memories. Can’t wait to hear all about it. xx

  16. I am sure you will make many wonderful new memories in your new home. The best of luck to you!

  17. It is sad when you leave a house, particularly when you have had your Children in it. The sadness does not last long and you can look forward to making new ones. Did I see that youare moving to Chelsea, terrbily posh darling!


  18. Do you know how long it’s been since I’ve heard the word “lorry”?! Good luck with the move. Love the memory pictures.

  19. Lucky,lucky you and of course good luck. Moving up in the world. The pictures are lovely. Really tell a story. I’ll have a new addition as small as your was in November too ! Ps love your blog. I have just started up myself having just been made redundant I’d love your comments/support if you have time in between all the major moving malarky xx

  20. Anna says

    Enjoy SW London! Come and visit us at Betty Blythe one day – it’s a perfect spot for Mum’s and babies in Brook Green and the perfect excuse to make time for tea and cake!

  21. Lots of wonderful memories, that picture of your wedding and bubs are gorgeous. Can’t wait to see your new house, have never lived in Chelsea…

  22. What a lovely and moving post. So sad you’re leaving our hood and we still haven’t had a chance to hang out properly. But South Ken is a fab location and there’s always something so energising about a fresh start. Wishing you and yours all the best x

  23. This is a great blog that is very personal. Thank you for sharing your memories and I hope that you make many more in your new house.

  24. Moving is such an emotive thing.
    We have just moved. We have been living for the past 2 and a half years in the house that used to be my husband’s grandparents. He has memories of it from 30 years ago. It’s also the house we were in when we got married and had our little boy last year. It was his first home. It will forever be a special place for us, as your house will be for you.
    Wishing you every happiness in your new home. x

  25. My husband and I have wanted to move for ages and are still saving like mad to do so. I never thought about all the memories we have made in our you we got married while living here and had our two gorgeous children. We still have a few years to go but after reading your post I realise I will be sad to say goodbye to it (not sad enough to stay here though we need more room!) πŸ™‚ Good luck with your move and happy future memories.

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