Now to settle in to our new house.
I think we are at that settling in phase now in the house.
We have had all our 'firsts'
Like our the first unlocking of the front door
We even had our first mouse (sadly Hector is no longer with us!), then my first cold shower & I've already managed my first night on my own.
You get the picture we're past that stage, now just trying to settle in. I am desperately trying to find a new routine, get some normality back. I find routine really helps me feel in control & on top of my mood.
Still feel a bit up in the air, with new furniture coming & rooms still not finished as a result. I've unpacked, I've got things in the 'right' place, I've started decorating & making the place ours but what next?
Where do you start to build a new routine in a new house?
What it is that makes you feel settled, comfortable in your house?- any ideas will be gratefully received!
I looked & used checklists for moving so off to google I headed. I've not only moved house, I've moved area. So I have found a few ideas to get me settling in to a new town.
1. Be a tourist - I am going to make a list of the things in our area you can get up to & get together with Mr Brown to plan some outings. This is set out a plan for my days off (I like plans!) & will be a fun way to get to know the area. I am going to start with at the local inn I noticed lots of leaflets for tourists that should be a good place to start!
2. I'm going to get myself a local paper. Why didn't I think of this?! Such an easy way to get to know the local goings on. Ok I'm not sure what day it comes out or what it's called but I'm sure hubby will help by enquiring at the shop.
3. Check out the village hall - I think I know where this, I also think they have a Scottish Women's Rural Institute (the Rural) - a group of women who get together for classes & demonstrations in cooking, crafts, homemaking & keeping up Scottish traditions. My gran & older aunts have been members in their communities. I'll see if I can pluck up the courage to go!
That should be enough to keep me going & get me settled in.
Wish me luck.
Love Mrs Brown xx