Monday 27 January 2014

Moving to the city

I've got some exciting news. After what feels like forever (although realistically, only four months) my house has sold! That means I'm moving back into my beloved Edinburgh, and into a wee flat all to myself. 

Tenements by Cassandra Harrison
So now I am packing. I have to work out how to fit half the contents of a three bedroom house into a one bedroom flat, and try to be ruthless about what I hold onto and what goes to the charity shop. Craig & I have tonnes of furniture that we aren't quite sure what to do with (anyone fancy a sofa?), aaaand I have to sort through boxes that are still untouched from our last move. Gulp.

But I'm going back to the city! After two years of long commutes & freezing buses, I'm moving just across the road from my work. I'll be in an old building again, one with views over Edinburgh rooftops. Once again, I can meet up with friends on only a moment's notice, I can spend my Sunday mornings in coffee shops, and I'll save a fortune on taxi fares.

I have a week to say goodbye to the suburbs. It isn't the right place for me now, but I loved it when it was. I'll miss the views from my street - you can see the cobweb of lights across Edinburgh, the darkness of the Forth, and the distant whisper of Fife. I'll miss the absolute quiet of the farm tracks near my house. There is no better place to walk when you want a moment of peace to yourself. I'll miss how clear the skies are, and how well you can see the stars. I'll miss the smell of country air, of living next to fields and parks and trees.

But that's life, isn't it? Things change, and that's okay. It's a series of different moments, and I am going to make sure mine are as fun as they can be. 

(Plus, for the first time in six years I won't have to run decorating decisions by anyone!).


  1. So many big changes are coming your way. I can't wait to see your new place.

  2. Good luck with the move :)

  3. Congratulations Juliet! I hope your new flat is wonderful and the move is super easy :) Edinburgh is a wonderful place so I'm a little envious aha! Commutes really do suck so it will be nice to leave that behind, eeek I'm really pleased for you! xxx

  4. I went to Edinburgh a few months ago and I really love it! Even though I had only a day there, it really worth it xx

  5. Yay! Edinburgh is fabulous. I went to uni in Scotland and would move to Edinburgh in a heartbeat, it is just my kind of city. What part will you be in? And isn't it amazing to have all the decorating to yourself? I had my own one-bedroom for a short 18 months when I first moved here - I'd always had family and flatmates before. I still kinda dream of a house big enough for my husband and I to have our own areas to decorate - guess we'll have to inherit a stately home :D

  6. Congratulations on the sale! I hope the move back to the city all goes well, it sounds exciting :)
    emmerliejay x

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