The transformation from a home to merely a house.

“Mid pleasures and palaces though we may roam,
Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home.” ~ John Howard Payne

The deed is done and the keys handed over. The end of another era of our life together.

My little study at the top of the stairs, which used to be my favourite place to sit and blog,


today looked like this.


Our dining room which has been the scene of many a delicious meal and family gatherings,


is now just an empty shell.


Someone else will get to walk through the magic gate and down onto the beach.


Tonight, there’s absolutely nothing to bear witness that we were ever there; not even an eyelash in the bathroom. (I made quite sure of that.) I hope the new owner will be as happy there as we’ve been for the past twelve years.


Now for the next exciting chapter.



112 comments on “The transformation from a home to merely a house.

  1. I was so moved by the photos. I think that is because I find it so difficult to even think of leaving my home, fearing that I would not be able to re create the comfort it brings anywhere else. But actually, seeing your rooms full of furniture and heart and soul, then seeing them empty really helped me to see that your actually took your real home with you!
    I also loved the little gate to the beach, that view was one of the most lovely things I have ever seen.
    I wish you every happiness in your new home.

  2. Your memories will always hold a special place in your heart. Changes are always difficult. When I looked at your photos of the before and after I grew teary eyed. I’m sure you’ll have many of those moments. BUT … there may be many new memories to come that you may have missed had you not made the leap.
    ❤ hugs ❤
    Blessings !!!

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