Friday, July 26, 2013

Project Move House - Complete

Where in the world did this week go? 
It just flew by!  We've been in our new place for a week now.
It already feels like home.  I really love it!
I'll show you some pictures next week. 
(At least of the downstairs, the upstairs is still a disaster.)

I haven't had a chance to edit any photos this week, 
so here are a few from my iPhone.  

TxiganosEton Mess

1//  Before we moved we made one last trip to Brown's at Butler's Wharf for their Eton Mess and to toast a wonderful year in central London.  Jacob's Island right by Tower Bridge was the perfect place to spend my first year in London.  I have so many fabulous memories there!

2//  Our second night in the new place we started exploring Blackheath and we've already found a favorite.  The tapas at Tziganos were amazing.  We just kept doing that eye roll thing and saying "mmmm".   It was so good!  I see many evenings spent there. 

Our New GrillOur Garden

3//  Our little back garden is full of the most beautiful potted plants.  I just love sitting out there.  It's small and there isn't any grass, but it's adorable.  I just hope I can keep the plants alive.  I'm not known for having a green thumb.  By the way, how often should I be watering them?  Every day?  Any other tips?

4//  Our first Saturday in the new place we headed headed over to a housing store and made a very important purchase.   We broke it in that night with sausage, burgers and steak.  It feels so good to have an outdoor space.  (On a side note:  We asked our landlord about the possibility of maybe getting a D.O.G!  She gave us the verbal okay!  I see a rescue pooch in our future.  I'm squealing right now.)

And here are a few pictures of Blackheath.  I can wait to explore it and tell you all about it.
We're a little further out, but we still have really good connections to central London.  
It has a much more village-like feel.  I think we're going to love it. 


 This week you can also find me over at An Invisible Crown guest posting for Jade.
She is an Aussie Expat living in London and she's a sweetheart.
Please pop over and say "Hi!"  Tell her Selena sent you. 

I hope you have a wonderful weekend planned. 

After that amazing night at Regent's Park,
we owed the guys a night out of their choosing.
So I'll be spending the evening at a cricket match.  This is my excited face.


  1. Congrats on your new home. I'll have to Google Blackheath because I know nothing about it. Cute BBQ! Just the right size for the 2 of you! I'd say water your plants every second day unless you have a good rain.

  2. meds. ...poop.....just sayin'

    Can't wait to see pics of the new place. Are those hydrangeas? They like lots of water if they are.

    Cindy Bee

  3. Congratulations on your new home! The back yard space looks charming and cozy. Love the flowers!! Even your iPhoto pics are great!! You definitely have a good eye for photography! I bet you can hardly wait till your girl gets there!!!
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  4. As a Texan, I'm sure you are beyond excited about your new little outdoor grill. Summers are summer without a bbq :)
    P.S. I cannot wait to see your new dog (when you get him/ here... I'm getting ahead of myself)

  5. You are so lucky to find a landlord who lets you get a dog with rented accommodation in the UK! I could never find anywhere when I lived there!

  6. Just starting reading your blog and love that you're in Blackheath! I'll be moving to Blackheath to live with a friend, hopefully, in Oct. Going to grad school in Sidcup (Rose Bruford). Nice to know there will be an expat in the area. Love it there! Make sure to check out Princess of Wales pub, there's a few rock stars who frequent there (can never remember the names of I guess that tidbit no longer seems impressive...)

  7. Congrats on the move and the new house with a garden! What a perfect summer to enjoy that outdoor space! Also, it's so fun being in a little village - you'll love it.


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