Friday, April 1, 2016

There's No Place Like {Our First London} Home

As the saying goes, there's no place like home. And as we bid adieu to the house we've rented in London for the past two years, the house we thought we'd be doing our entire ex-pat stay in, I'm feeling a bit sad to be turning in the keys to this house.

After all, it's the house M has spent half her life in as we moved just after she turned 2.

It's the house we spent our days and nights in as we adjusted to life in a foreign place.

It's the house we dealt with some of the frustrations of getting settled in a new country and oh, and that mouse in the house.

It's the house we've entertained our friends in, who have become are our family here.

It's the house that kept us in shape with the amount of stair climbing we did daily.

It's the house in which I've fallen more in love with my sweet family.

And so I wanted to do a house tour to remember our time in Chelsea.

The front of our 4-level house.
 As you enter the house, we had our double reception room.

 Down a few stairs was Madeline's play room.

Downstairs was our kitchen and dining area. This is one of the reasons we chose this house. We loved this large American style kitchen and loved having friends over for meals.

 Downstairs powder room and laundry/pantry room.

 Moving towards the second floor there was the main bathroom in between.

 Extra bedroom which became my sewing room/office as of recent.

Madeline's bedroom

 Master bedroom and bathroom

View of Harrods at night from the master bedroom. During the day, this view reminded me of Mary Poppins.
Looking down our street from balcony of master bedroom.

So goodbye First Street. You've treated us well. We've loved living in one of the neighbourhoods of London We're off to Fulham where we will be closer to M's school as she starts proper Reception in September. It's a bit more family friendly, a bit slower paced and let's face it, much more our style!

Happy Friday!


  1. Looks like such a cute home! And I love that you can see Harrod's from there!

  2. such a perfect home. i totally wish we had gotten to see it IN PERSON. and i can't believe you've been there for TWO YEARS. it seems like just yesterday we were all getting together for park play dates.