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Wednesday, 21 November 2007

Back to the Future

It has been a while coming, but this weekend will see us finally moving home.

When we spoke about the possibility of moving back to my parents house back in May or June of this year it was something that came about out of the blue and caught Stephanie and I by surprise.

At first it seemed like a brilliant idea, and having talked it through we decided that it was the best and most logical way forward for us. More than anything, it was an opportunity we couldn't turn down.

We started the Tower Homes selling process just prior to going to Mexico, around the same time that Mum and Dad moved to their new home. Selling through Tower, although great if they can find you a buyer is a frustrating time if they can't, which unfortunately was the case for us.

From the end of September, beginning of October we have been working at the new house in order to get things ready for us when we finally get there. In converting Craig's old room into a nursery and adding some colour to to the walls in my parents old room, we have managed to add a little "Adam, Stephanie and Oliver" to the house, which will be a big psychological help when we finally move in.

In fact, I can probably say that by spending time at the new house, working on it and being there weekend after weekend has actually had an impact on me already. I do feel that I am working on my house, and it does feel like home already.

However, Stephanie, being with Oliver at the weekends whilst I have been working has not had this benefit, so for her it is still "Adams Mum and Dad's House", which, until we are in and settled over a period of time will continue to be so.

Even so, the opportunity for us right now is a great one as I have already mentioned. We will be able to settle some roots down, knowing that potentially we can be in the new house for the next twenty to thirty years. The flat, which we are gutted to be leaving was never a permanent dwelling for us, we always knew that we would be leaving at some point, but never knew when or for how long.

Oliver will now have a garden in which to play, and to learn the skills to fulfil his Oliveria Birdinho prophecy, as well as being more local to better primary schools, which ultimately us more important than anything else.

We have had great times at the flat, it was our first home together and Oliver was conceived and spent the first year of his life there. Sentimental feelings I know, but nevertheless, it will be hard to say goodbye, particularly for Stephanie who is slightly more nervous about the future than I am. However, I can look back at the good times I had growing up, and bring them back to the future with me as I go back to my childhood as an adult and build new memories for myself and my own family.

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