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donderdag 5 april 2018

I would not buy the house!

While we have been in the Netherlands during the Easter-weekend, signing for our new house on good Friday, we had 4 visits from people in our house in France. 
Leaving the house in the best shape and as clean as we could we hoped for the best.

Saturday the news came that one of the couple wanted to come back on Wednesday afternoon. So on Tuesday the preparations started again. Tidying, cleaning, laundry packed away.
Wednesday at midday the kitchen started to smell fresh and homely again having put a cake in the oven. Although we were kind of disappointed by the fact that the husband wasn’t able to come with the rest of the family due to the strikes, we hoped for the best.

woensdag 28 maart 2018


It only has been 5 days since we viewed the house in Hoofddorp. 
Thursday evening, we checked into a bed and breakfast down the road into a similar house we were going to view the next day. 
Somehow it was somewhat disappointing. Not familiar with the Indian smells in the house, not familiar with the less then homely decorations, it all just felt a bit like renting a room. But nonetheless, we had a place to stay, a bed to sleep in, a roof above our heads.

maandag 26 maart 2018

Als de wind waait...

Terwijl de wind om het huisje heen suist komt de tekst die ik weken geleden kreeg weer in mijn hoofd naar boven. Exodus 14: 14. Ik ben niet goed in onthouden van teksten zonder muziek. Maar het is iets in de trant van De Heer zal voor je strijden. Jij hoeft alleen maar stil te zijn.
Er zijn vijf weken voorbijgegaan sinds we hebben besloten terug naar Nederland te verhuizen. Tientallen keren in deze veertien jaar heb ik gehoopt dat deze beslissing zou vallen. Ik had gedacht dat ik springend door het huis zou lopen. Maar de realiteit is dat ik me verlamd voel. Verlamd van angst. Overweldigd door de grote van de beslissing.

zondag 25 maart 2018

On our way

For some reason my phone rings. Much to the annoyance of my family I hardly ever have my sound on. Messaging me is much quicker then phoning. But for some reason, now that we are on our way to the Netherlands, my phone rings.
Checking the seloger website I saw that our house came online this morning.

woensdag 21 maart 2018

48 Hours

48. That’s the number of hours it took for Mark and me to buy the house we are currently living in. 48 hours. 2 Days. 

vrijdag 16 maart 2018

Preparing the house... for another family

While the emotions of the decision to move are all over the place we are pushed in other decisions that we have to make following this huge one.
We need to make a decision about an estate agent. As we’ve never sold a house before in France, and as we bought the house we are currently living in in 48 hours without any negation process, we don’t have a lot of experience with agents in general.