April A-Z: H is for Home

Ideally, H would have been for hospital, the location where not only my children but also my grandchildren were born, but of course the coronavirus has put the kibosh on that idea, so thankfully our house has come to the rescue, and instead H is for home 🙂

Home for us is a lovely old 1930s bungalow in Inverness with garden front and back, pleasantly situated between the river and the canal within easy walking distance of the town centre. We moved in six months ago and have lots of long-term plans for doing it up but to date haven’t quite got as far as we would have liked – but we’re planning for this to be our forever home, so hopefully we have plenty of time.

And thanks to perfect timing my own front door can also be my Thursday Door for this week! 🙂

For this year’s A-Z I’m going to take you on a photographic tour of My Inverness, Past and Present. I grew up in the local area, I went to school here and brought up my three children here, but I moved away to London for 18 years before returning home for good at the end of last summer.

P.S. My initial plan for my A-Z posts has necessarily been curtailed somewhat due to the current coronavirus pandemic, but we’ll get through the alphabet one way or another, however creative my use of subjects may have to be – so thank you for visiting Inverness with me, and I hope you enjoy our trip!

One Liner Wednesday – New House!

All being well, we get the keys for our new house tomorrow!

It’s not a brand new house, but it’s certainly new to us. It’s actually an old 1930s bungalow that (according to the Title Deed) was first sold in October 1933 for £400. We, of course, have paid a teensy-weensy bit more than that for it exactly 86 years later, but we both fell in love with it the moment we saw it, and can’t wait to move in over the next few days!

It’s going to take us some time to do it up the way we want it, but we’re just so delighted with it and are really looking forward to the ongoing process of making it our own over the next few months. The house is actually in the city of Inverness so after 10 weeks of truly rural living we’ll be townies again.

And even though we’ll be living in town we’re going to have a garden too, both front and back – outdoor space to spend time in and shops and services near enough on our doorstep again, woo-hoo! Watch this space! 🙂

One Liner Wednesday