We have moved house!

We have moved house! We have moved house!  Good bye old house! For a little while now we have been considering moving house.  Then a few things sealed the deal.

  • Mark has been promoted to deputy head starting after Easter holidays (wooo)

Moving house in the Seychelles is definitely a different experience to moving house in the UK. For a start there are no letting agencies or estate agents! I think I’ve seen a “for rent” sign once in the almost three years we’ve been here and that was scribbled on a bit of wood and nailed to a tree! Here it’s ALL about word of mouth! Living on our little island of Praslin with a population of just 6,500 means that there’s not a whole lot going on in the housing “market” houses don’t come up all that often! We were delighted when we found out about the place we have moved in to now.  We couldn’t wait around to look at other properties, who knows when something else suitable will be next available, so we jumped in and agreed to rent it! So, I got in touch with the landlady and within a couple of weeks contracts were agreed on. The school pays for our accommodation and so contracts had to be agreed by them. This Saturday (28th feb) was moving day. Honestly, it was super stressful!  Having Arthur and being pregnant meant I was mostly sidelined and had to watch!  We are lucky that we don’t really have any furniture of our own right now, all that had to be moved was Arthur’s cot changing table and a single bed we had for him to use.  The rest was boxes and suitcases. Considering we moved here just under three years ago with very very little ‘stuff’ it was amazing to see how much we have accumulated.  A lot being Arthur’s I have to say!! Anyway, after a LONG day we were totally moved out of our old house with keys returned!  We are now in the process of getting our new place feeling like ‘home’ We have moved house!  Hello new house! I’ll write again soon with a bit more about our new place!

37 thoughts on “We have moved house!

  1. Your new home looks beautiful, I love the columns! Moving is always stressful, especially when you’re pregnant as I well remember so well done for getting through it 🙂

    • Thank you lovely! We are really happy with it! It definitely brought extra stress being pregnant, and having a toddler along for the ride too haha! Xx

    • Thanks lovely we are loving the extra space! It’s actually pretty basic inside but definitely an upgrade on where we were before!! Xx

  2. Oh wow the new house looks gorgeous, you lucky devils! Sounds a bit like when we loved in Cambodia. From deciding to move to actually moving can be so quick. Hope the new pad brings you lots of happiness 🙂 Congrats to Mark on his promotion too. Good times!! xx
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  3. Oh wow what a mission when you’re pregnant and with Arthur too but it looks gorgeous and I love that balcony! Hope you’re all settled now 🙂

  4. Wow your new place looks gorgeous! It’s pretty much word of mouth here in remote villages here too – we’ve been told the best place to find out about what’s available to rent is go into the local bars and find someone in the know! Hope you all enjoy your new place x
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