A whole year ago our journey to The Old Rectory began! Little did we know just how stressful and up and down it would be… but at last, we made it happen!
This amazing Georgian Rectory was much neglected when we spotted her, but it was obvious that with enough care and attention she’d be back to her former glory, and standing as proud as the day she was built back in 1789.
We only had 9 weeks to get most of the work done (well phase 1 anyway) before we moved in, and having now lived here full time for 6 weeks I still can’t quite believe just how much we’ve achieved! My wife has been phenomenal as she’s not only project managed the whole thing, but she’s had the vision and taste to perform miraculous transformations on some areas that, well… needed it! Take a look at the insta page Rectoryreloved for some of the before and after shots, and be sure to follow as more pics and features will come as we continue to bring her back 🙂
It’s actually been a crazy year, so much change and so many hurdles… but as we near the end of 2018, as tired as I am I’m immensely grateful, proud and happy… really happy.
I know we’re not quite at the “look back on 2018” stage just yet, but so much has happened and major changes have occurred in most areas of our lives, and it’s only now that we’re embarking on this new phase of life that we can take it all in. My boy has graduated Uni and has moved to another city to start the next stage of his life… my little princess is now 18 and has left us for Uni too… what the hell is going on!!! It’s all good though, I love how they’re growing up and doing their thing and I’m genuinely so proud of the people they are. I’m also really looking forward to having the break and enjoying some serious family time this Christmas. No surprise, everyone is coming to us this year… better get the house finished!
Here’s a few pics from this past year:
Anyway, thanks for stopping by and putting up with my ramblings. I hope you all have a fantastic end of year and get to enjoy some proper down time this Christmas. Enjoy and tuck in :)))