Monday, 16 September 2013

Croeso i ein cartref

 
Welcome to our home.
 
Grab a coffee and lets have a wander around.

 
If you would like to walk with me up the short drive to the front door ....
 
 
... you may spot someone inside pulling faces at us - cheeky boy!!
 
 
Please step into our hall, would you wipe your feet, I've just hoovered :-)


We can take it in turns to sit on the chairs ...
 

 
... I'll sit first while you peep through the doorway into the kitchen.

 
Or perhaps I should show you into the bathroom first, it's just off the living room to the right of the fireplace ...

 
.... I know, a strange place to have it, but handy for commercial breaks :-)
 
It's all scrubbed and sparkling clean now, I have been working hard.

 
So has Lovely Hubby ...
 
 ... he'd starting pulling out the unit where the Aga is going to sit before I remembered to grab my camera (yes, I'm a bad, bad Blogger).

 
Unit out and the cooker hood down.
 
We have to lay some tiles on the floor and up the wall behind where the Aga will sit.  The cupboard and drawers will move to the other side of the room, you can see the gap behind the ladders where is will go in the photo above.  The little cupboard that is there already will move to the end of the breakfast bar to support it and the gap visible from the front will have a bookshelf in it.

 
Through the open plan doorway and you are in the conservatory, this is where our dining table will go on the left, the large chest freezer and the apple store will fit nicely on the right hand side.  We were going to have all the pet beds in here but after having a wild rain storm and hearing the noise on the roof through the night we know  Rosy will be too scared, especially at first so we've had a re-think and the dogs will sleep in the kitchen near the radiator and the fridge, much cosier.  The cats will be fine though in their little padded wigwams.

 
Looking back through the doorway to the kitchen.  This spare piece of oak worktop is going to be sliced into three to make some nice chunky shelves that will sit to the left of the Aga.

 
Would you like to go upstairs?

 
At the top of the stairs to the left we have the spare room ...

 
.. nice and simple, there's a lovely little slanted wall in the corner behind me as I took this photo which we hope to put a little cast iron fireplace onto, just for show.
 
 
But I guess with a view like this the fireplace won't even be noticed during the day.

 
Looking back out and into the hall ...

 
.... directly opposite is the upstairs toilet ....

 
... definitely a' loo with a view'.

 
This room will be our office, with a desk each. Then we will find out who is neat and tidy and who makes all the mess!!

 
Just plain and simple.

 
And then there's our room.
 
Built in wardrobes and just room for our bed and bedside tables, this is our spare bed mattress which is only a double, whereas ours is a king-size so we've measured carefully and we should just be able to fit them in here and still close the door.

 
There's a handy cupboard with shelves in the corner and we have a nice new chest of drawers for the spot where the cardboard box is sat.

 
And with a snap of the fingers the bed is made :-)
 
 
And after a walk along the prom at Rhos on Sea and a meander along the pier at Llandudno to clear our dust filled and weary heads we came home for supper.  It should have been in front of a gloriously blazing log filled fire, but we forgot the matches ....
 
But champagne (half price at Tesco ... yay!!) and instant curry with microwave rice (plus chicken meatballs added for LH) filled our tummies and meant that the minute our heads hit the pillows we were off to the land of nod, dreaming dreams of Welsh hillsides and fresh new beginnings.
 
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Diolch i chi am eich holl dymuniadau da ar ôl fy swydd ddiwethaf.
 
(Thank you for all your good wishes after my last post.)
 
Sue xx
 
I can't really speak Welsh, but we will be learning - the basics at least :-)
 
 
 

87 comments:

  1. Congratulations on moving from one country to another.

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  2. Good luck with your new house! It looks so lovely!

    There are lots of local Welsh courses I expect and it's a great way to meet new friends in your new area.

    I can't wait to read all the posts of how you make this your own home, you have the knack!

    Lots of love

    Claire
    xxx

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  3. Hi Sue and LH,
    I am so happy for you, and the house is really lovely, not too big (considering the amount of land), and is fantastic. I can just see you both there already - the start of another big adventure. Thank you for the tour - can we uncross our fingers now??

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  4. What a beautiful house that looks homely already. Thank you for showing us around, when we know you are busy busy.

    Julie and Poppy Q
    xxx

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  5. It's a beautiful home and fabulous views - wishing you lots of happiness there.

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  6. Oh sue and lovely hubby it is wonderful i wish you both well for the future, you won't want to go 'home' now !!

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  7. Glad that you are in at last! x

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  8. Good luck in your new home! Looks wonderful.

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  9. Wishing a wonderfully happy life in your new home.
    Lisa x

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  10. It's lovely Sue, you're both going to be really happy there.
    xx

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  11. It all looks so lovely. I wish you both a long and happy stay in your new home : )

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  12. Congratulations! It is a beautiful house and I know you adding your special touches will make it an inviting home. The views are absolutely wonderful!

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  13. Just beautiful, Sue. So bright and welcoming and sparkling with charm. Congrats on finding this lovely gem. And the views just can't be beat. I'm so happy for you both. :-D

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  14. That looks lovely, and the views are beautiful. Best wishes for your happiness in your new home.

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  15. Lovely to see your new home. Good luck for the future there.

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  16. When's the housewarming?
    Lang may yer lum reek.
    Jane x

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    1. Call in whenever you're passing Jane (& Chris if he's a good boy) :-)

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  17. You must be so excited. I'm excited just looking at it all. If you haven't done so, get your logs organised.

    Just a couple of warnings though - sorry:0( When it is raining, the noise hitting the outside of the conservatory roof can be heard nearby, such as a bedroom, possibly even with the window shut (depends I suppose on how thick your double glazing is). Also, open plan out into the conservatory may be very very cold, I speak from personal experience here, but at least you have a kitchen door that shuts onto your lounge.

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    1. It's the spare bedroom at the side where the conservatory is, so not much of a problem for us, we will try it out to test it for guests though. It is good double glazing on the house, it has to be we are on the main road.

      The conservatory is well insulated, brick built and double skinned a third of the way up and the same brilliant double glazing, as it's open plan to the kitchen it will always be lovely and toasty as the Aga will be on 24/7.

      I doubt we will shut the door into the living room unless we have to, as between the Aga and the log burner,(we are having a new one installed in a couple of weeks that is twice the size of the one currently there) the house should be warm enough to only have the central heating on in the very worst of weather.

      Once we get some that is, we have no boiler at the moment :-(

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    2. Oh, and we have a huge trailer load of logs to bring from Berkshire, including two trees that are having to be chopped down this week AND of course we own a woodland, so I doubt we will ever have to buy logs :-)

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  18. So, so lovely to come to your blog today and see the picture we have all been waiting for.
    Congratulations Sue and LH !! I hope you will both be so very happy in your new home.

    I'm looking forward to reading about your new life in Wales.....are you changing your blog name?

    I'm so pleased for you dear lady. Yay!

    Rw

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    1. Thank you :-)

      The only thing I could change it to would be - Mae ein Bywyd Newydd yn y Wlad

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  19. I was so happy to see your picture and knew you had your forever home-congratulations! It looks wonderful and the views are beautiful-wishing you many happy years there!

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  20. Congratulations - it looks lovely and I'm so happy that you have realised your dream. I look forward to pictures of the garden when you have sorted the house out.

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  21. Hardy congrats, how fabulous is this.
    The countryside and the view too, spectacular !!

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  22. How exciting! Thank you for sharing such lovely pictures, the views are certainly stunning. I can't wait to see the house and garden flourish, I know you'll keep nosy parkers like me updated every step of the way :P
    Best wishes.

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  23. When was the house built? I cant tell if its an oldey done up or a newey made to look older. Love the fireplaces. Congratulations, great view.

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    1. It was built in 1920, so almost a hundred years old, we'll have to have a birthday celebration for it in a few years :-)

      It has been extensively refurbished with only touches of the original house, the cupboards at the left hand side of the fireplace and the internal doors are all original as is the small cupboard in our room. One of the reasons we want to put in a little fireplace on the slanted wall in the spare room is that you can see that one was there originally, it would be nice to give the house a little bit of it's dignity back.

      It's a good compromise for us as I like small cosy, old houses and LH likes ultra modern, airy and light ones. This is small, airy and light and pretty modern, but I can add little touches that will give a nod to it's age.

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  24. Welcome!
    Now I am straining to see if I recognise your area
    Roughly where about are you( if you can say)
    If you don't
    Email me?
    I would be interested to know
    jgsheffield@hotmail.com

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  25. Oh Sue, thats bloomin gorgeous!! I bet you were both sad when you had to come back to Berkshire. I can feel your happiness oozing from your lovely photo's xx

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  26. Looks well, like the Approved Food boxes.

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    1. Haha .... virtually all our moving boxes are 'Approved Foods' boxes, large ones and smaller ones for the books. Free boxes with every order, and lots of bubble wrap strips too when I ordered all the jars of sauce, very handy :-)

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  27. Wow, it's lovely. I've got house in the country envy going on here. The views are gorgeous, you are going to love living here. Congratulations to both of you. I look forward to reading your posts as you get it how you want it over the next few months or more.

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  28. It looks wonderful, I am sure you will be very happy living there.

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  29. I ache with envy, I know our turn is coming. I wish you both health and happiness, wealth too but you are already rich in every thing that really matters.

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  30. May your and your husband enjoy this house for many years to come. You have amazing views from your windows abd I love your kitchen, it's so spacious.

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  31. May God fill your new home with life, love and laughter for many, many years! So thrilled for you both xxx

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  32. well, congratulations! wonderful, really!!!

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  33. Wow congrats xxx My favourite part of wales, I am off to Llandudno myself again in a few weeks. Jealous.com xx

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  34. How absolutely wonderful Sue. Thank you for showing us your new home and what a lovely home it is and will be. Fabulous views.

    I look forward to following you on the next leg of your journey. It seems like only yesterday when you first moved to the country! I can't believe I have been following your adventures for so long, doesn't time fly. Hopefully in a couple of years (when DS2 has finished his schooling) we too will be making a similar journey.

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  35. Thrilled for you Sue. Thank you for a peep through the Keyhole. So looking forward to watching you make this your forever home in the country xx

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  36. Would take me about 6 hours to get there, but just say the word and me and Man Wonderful will come and visit and bring bloggy love and goodies from the South West! FMxx

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  37. Glad you toasted your new life with champagne. I am absolutely delighted for you both. So deserved.

    Have a wonderful future in your new home. Those views are gorgeous.

    Sft x

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  38. Your new home looks beuatiful and the views are wonderful! We love llandudno and take a day trip their every august ! Lucky you being close to it!
    Enjoy the decorating !! Xx

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  39. So glad the move went ahead. Your new home is going to be beautiful those views are wonderful. Enjoy it all, dee x

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  40. Congratulations to you both on your lovely new home. Love and best wishes for your new venture.

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  41. So pleased for you both, congratulations!
    It is a beautiful home and how wonderful that you took us on such a nice tour, thank you, I know you must be so busy.
    Looking forward to peeping in on your new life.
    Pam in Texas.xx

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  42. What a fabulous little home!! I`m sure you both and all your animals will be very happy there. I think that learning a bit of the local language might make you even more welcome amongst the Welsh population. Integration is always the key to a successful life in a new place! Best wishes and congratulations to you both!!!

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  43. how lovely - I can't wait to do the same and show the world my new home!

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  44. What a lovely wee home Sue. You have both worked so hard and I can't wait to follow this part of your journey

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  45. What a lovely house! And those views!!
    Love from the Netherlands

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  46. Fantastic. Wonderful views. Have fun.

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  47. May you and Lovely Hubby enjoy Good Health and an abundance of Happiness in your wonderful new home.

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  48. Hurrah!
    All the very best Sue.
    Champagne well deserved.
    x

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  49. what a beautiful home, hope you are very happy in your forever home xxx

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  50. what a beautiful home, hope you are very happy in your forever home xxx

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  51. Thanks for the nosey peeks into your new home! I am almost as excited as if it was mine! It looks lovely. You have done a lot of hard work to get to this goal, and I hope you have a good long life in it! Looking forward to future tales! God bless!

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  52. Wow, it looks amazing and what stunning views. I love Rhos-on Sea, it's such a peaceful, pretty place and never changes. Have a wonderful life in your new home. xx

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  53. Just beautiful - congratulations!

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  54. Wow, what a fabulous house, so big. The kitchen is large enough to hold a (I was going to say caley but couldn't think how to spell it, think it is Ceilidh. Super views. You will be so very happy there. xx

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    1. You'll be surprised at how small it is once our furniture is in. It is a small house, but my camera angles are all how an estate agent would do it, me crammed into corners and wide angled.

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  55. Wow, fantastic...you've done it!!! Wishing you health and much happiness in your lovely 'forever' home. And you're getting cracking with everything straight away...all power to your elbow! :-)

    Wendy P.

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  56. Wow, fantastic...you've done it!!! Wishing you health and much happiness in your lovely 'forever' home. And you're getting cracking with everything straight away...all power to your elbow! :-)

    Wendy P.

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  57. Wow, fantastic...you've done it!!! Wishing you health and much happiness in your lovely 'forever' home. And you're getting cracking with everything straight away...all power to your elbow! :-)

    Wendy P.

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  58. Thanks for showing us your new home! It reminds me of another blog I read called
    "Hillside House." Kath lives in Glastonbury and they have renovated a house showing us all their work. You will enjoy every moment, I am sure!

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  59. Hi Sue, I am a long time lurker, never commented but have read your blog for some time.
    Just wanted to add my congratulations on your move.
    Your new home looks really lovely, and such beatuiful views.
    Wishing you and your husband all the happiness in the world.
    I look forward to following you in your new adventure.
    Love Linda O xxx

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  60. Love it - so fresh and light - can't wait to see more of outside too. Congratulations to you both. Claire xo

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  61. Just want to add my congratulations. It must be such a relief to be in at last. Now you can get going on the next phase of your new life. Can't wait to hear all about it

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  62. Congratulations on your new home.Your house is beautiful xx

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  63. I'm so pleased for you both - the house looks lovely! I love the kitchen...even before the Aga xx

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  64. Looks like you are in my neck of the woods - well originally. I am from Llandudno,and still have family there, so I know a bit about the area around and about.
    Are you close to John?
    Enjoy your new home and I hoep all your dreals come true.
    Sue

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    1. Pretty close to John yes, about 28 miles away should I be worried .... lol :-)

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  65. Great pics, beautiful views. Enjoy.

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  66. WOW what a gorgeous house Sue. No wonder you would want to live there with those views :) Thank you for the tour, I really enjoyed my visit...

    xx

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  67. Grr Blogger ate my first attempt at commenting

    Congratulations Sue and LH I hope you will be really happy together in your forever home

    XXX

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  68. Your new house is lovely. I hope you will be very happy in it.

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  69. Sue, it is utterly gorgeous. Wishing you both every happiness in your beautiful new home.

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  70. Ahhhhhhh! Wow Sue, just wow! It looks so lovely and I can hear the pride and happiness in your voice. I am smiling as I read it. Wonderful stuff.
    xxx

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  71. looks amazing,cant wait to hear all about your new life in the country.
    x

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  72. congratulations,so jealous!!roughly what area of North Wales are you in?I'm on the Wirral,look forward to seeing your progress!

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  73. It looks fabulous, Sue, I wish you the best health and happiness to enjoy it for many, many years. :)

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  74. congratulations, looking forward to hearing about your new country home.

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