Tuesday, 10 January 2012

..... A LITTLE TIED UP .....



Have been somewhat tied up, helping to move our son, daughter-in-law and grandson into their Victorian home. As they have been living with us for a few months while everything went through, having sold their flat a while ago, they now have the luxury of moving in at their leisure.





After getting the keys on Thursday, we have been gradually moving them in but, they are now on their own, apart from some help with painting & babysitting !!






Most of their possessions are now in their new home and they can now start making it theirs .








Here's wishing them many happy times in their new home....







..... &, if you haven't seen them already, here's a video of the spectacular London fireworks, bringing in 2012, the music having been mixed by our son for the second year running.
They were even more amazing than last year so well done Dan ..... another proud moment for your Mum and Dad !!




image 1: via Pretty Stuff, image 2: via House Move Checklist, images 3, 4, & 5: via Love French Bulldogs, images 6 & 7: via The Little Corner, image 8: via Zsa Zsa Bellagio.
Video via You Tube from the BBC.


Jackie

48 comments:

  1. Love the pics you selected.
    (The first one made me laugh out loud.)

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  2. They're very lucky having you doing all that work for them! :) The firworks are fantastic, you must be very proud of your son.
    Jess xx

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  3. So nice of you to do that for them! I know you love them dearly, but I can bet that a teeny part of you is glad to have your home back. I can't believe you had your grandson in your house for 2 months and just posted, ummm, NO PICS! That is just not fair I tell ya!

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  4. I hope they'll be inspired by the cosy elegance of your house and are already hunting feverishly for floursack armchairs and vintage French linen cushions. It sounds as though they are near you and you'll still see plenty of your sweet little grandson.

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  5. Congrats to the new home for the kids, and you getting your home back to yourself. I totally understand having house quest, but I also love the feeling of just hubby and me. Happy New Year and have fun babysitting, I would not trade that for anything. Hugs Mary

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  6. Ooohhh Jackie they are soooo lucky have you!!!!
    I wish you a happy new year!!!!
    Big hugs

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  7. Such lovely elegant pictures. And what a fab job your son did! What a lovely thing to be able to tell us about.

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  8. How nice for them! It is always fun settling into your own place! Love these images!

    The video is wonderful!

    XO,
    Jane

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  9. Congrats to your son and daughter in law on their new home. It's always so exciting to move into a place you can call your own! I bet you have been a HUGE help to them and will continue to be so, Jackie. A job well done for your son, also on the New Years Eve show! P.S. Love the pillows in the photos! xxoo :)

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  10. I hope it won't be too quiet now for you Jackie, I am sure it was wonderful fun and company. We always like having our son as he comes in and out, keeps us young and alert to say nothing of helping my cooking skills. Love the fireworks, how great that your son does this for you (and us) each year. Hope it was the most wonderful holiday and Happy New Year to our (most ) fun blogger. XO

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  11. STUNNING! Dear old London puts on another wonderful show, and your son has definately done you proud. All those happy faces watching warms the heart too.

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  12. Wauw I love the items and pictures

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  13. I must admit London really gave Sydney a run for its money with the fireworks this year!
    We happened to be in Sydney to watch the firework this new years eve ... which was a lot of fun.
    Congrats to your son and daughter in law for their new home and the music.
    Happy New Year Jackie!
    xx

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  14. Such excitement for your family Jackie. Congratulations to Dan & Laura and baby Henry as they begin their lives in their new home, and congrat's to Dan for mixing the music for the big London N.Y.E. bash!! That's so very exciting and I'd be bursting (like the fireworks) with pride too. You've had a lot on your plate since the holidays but it's what keeps us young.

    I hope 2012 will bring nothing but happiness and good health for the entire family.

    Much love and happy New Year.

    xo xo Deb

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  15. Best wishes to your son and his family. You have a knack for finding the best images to pair with your posts. Happy new year to you, Jackie!

    xoxo,
    Anne

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  16. Beautiful pictures you show us......and now ?? relax.....doing nothing...seize the day...love from me...xxx...

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  17. Hi Jackie Ive enjoyed my first visit and also the London fireworks
    Greetings from Florence

    fay x

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  18. Ooh, you must have enjoyed having them to stay Jackie, especially that gorgeous baby boy!!!!

    I love all the images you have used here, beautiful!!!

    I think I might just have to watch those fantastic fireworks again!! Xxxx

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  19. hope they live near by...a London Victorian home...could I possibly be more jealous? Take care sweet lady...lots of love from California.

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  20. ...so I can imagine that they didn´t wanted to move having you around... taking good care ...I know that if it was me i would not change to other house...

    Lovely post Jackie...so much love in it...

    xo

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  21. It is always wonderful not to move in a big rush. Wishing them joy in their new home.

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  22. a Victorian you say?? oh how neat! it's so much work moving...but what a thrill to do it right after the New Year like that...

    (you know I'd love to see your photos of their new home :)

    have a blessed night Jackie!!

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  23. Puts our Vegas show to shame!!!!! Fabulous!
    xx
    z

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  24. I can see why you are such a proud Mum ~ those were spectacular Jackie. Congrats to your son and his family on their new home and I betcha you love having your house back! xo

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  25. Hi Jackie
    Congratulations to your son, his wife and son on their new home. This must be such an exciting time for them. I know you will miss then and the baby.

    My best
    Helen

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  26. Dearest Jackie,
    I wish your son and his beautiful family many many happy and healthy days in their new home.... there is nothing like a new home to make a home:) I know it must be a magical place and will be filled with nothing but love!
    XO
    Janet

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  27. The fireworks were amazing ... congratulations to your son

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  28. Brilliant fireworks, well done to your son on the music, another great post!


    Denise
    xxxxx

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  29. Wonderful photos!!!
    Have a nice week
    Kathrine

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  30. The fireworks and the accompanying music complement each other well .... an impressive display. You can be justifiably proud of your son. I wish him many years of happiness and laughter in his new home.

    A great selection of images for some decorating inspiration.
    Warm regards

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  31. what a great way to start the year....with a new home and a bang!

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  32. Jackie how wonderful for your family; I am sure they loved having your help!

    xoxo
    Karena

    Art by Karena

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  33. Glad my new 'neighbours' are settling in well - see you in Costa! B x
    p.s love the music selection.

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  34. This is quite a chic S and M tied me up , tie me down pic.! This must be a very exiting time for your children and yourself!

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  35. OMG Jackie that was incredible. Even Bella wanted to see what I was watching and we danced to the music together. Well actually I danced while I held her. She doesn't dance, much like George.
    I couldn't enlarge it from this site so I'll do it off youtube later. You have the right to proud.
    I hope you will help in the decorating of their new flat:) You'll have to share when you can.

    hugs
    Carole

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  36. Hi Jackie! You must be so proud! That is so kind of you to let them live at your home and move in at their leisure. You are a dear person. I've been getting back to blogging after having one busy year. I miss your blog...so glad I found you again!
    Jennifer:)

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  37. That's what it's all about isn't it?...family! Wishing them all the best in their new home...and all the best to you Jackie, in 2012!!
    xo J~

    *Glorious music and fireworks!!

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  38. You are such a good mom....wishing them pure joy and cozy time in their new place. xoxo

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  39. that is one rockin fireworks display !! cheers to your son for his part in it.
    all the best to you for 2012, jackie !
    hugs
    ~laira xx

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  40. How totally spectacular the fireworks were and the music..just wonderful. You must be so very proud.

    So lovely that they finally can settle into their new home, so exciting too. big hugs deej xxx

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  41. The fireworks were AMAZING Jackie...I can understand why you are so proud, I am sure your son is just as clever as you.. Five stars for all the work you have been doing to get them settled, you are my role model Jackie...when I come to this stage with my kids, I will think of you. My eldest just moved into a new place in Australia..I am dying to go over and help him out. See, it is starting already!

    Best wishes Jackie...

    Jeanne xx

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  42. I love to see how you love your kids ;) You always write with such warmth about them... And the compilation of pictures just says it all, a very beautiful compilation. You are so good in finding all these right pictures for your stories together ;)
    from Amsterdam with love x desiree

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  43. I love you too!! you are born hip or was it hippie ;)
    xxx

    we should make a collaborated post once and show the pictures from when we were slim- tall- and blond in the seventies ;)

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  44. oh.....
    i wish them the best of times in their new life.
    how could they miss with a 'nana' like you?

    xx ;)

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  45. awesome show!
    hope they'll be happy in there new place=)

    parenting articles

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  46. Completely awesome video, J. Loved it! And, isn't it wonderful to see them moving into their own "new" home and loving it so much. I can just feel the love coming through in this post. xx's

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  47. Good luck in their new home! The pictures that you posted to match this post are so beautiful too!

    peacelovedecor.blogspot.com

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  48. i had all that , i just bought a home in gallipoli near lecce that im renting for brits on holiday but I had to do the entire second level, still not done

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