Just found this house for rent in Winchester and I informed my husband that I am ready to leave anytime. Sorry friends in Madison.... this is just too adorable to resist.
My husband is partial to this one... it is the BaitKeeper's Cottage. I'm sorry, people, but I refuse to live in a house called the BAIT KEEPER'S cottage. I don't care how quaint and character-infused it might be; I am not moving to Europe so I can sound like I'm living on a Bass Tracker boat.
So what do you think? Downtown living, like the Baitkeeper's semi-attached number that happens to be next to a wall built over 1200 years ago, or outskirts (almost country) living in an adorable cottage built in the 1600s.
I think you know which one I am partial to. :) And, in full disclosure, we will not be able to get EITHER of these places because we can't rent anything until June. I'm sure there will be lots of other fab places available then but I LOVE looking at real estate and can't help but imagine the possibilities of each one.
AND: Daddy-007 is having a great time over there (though he claims to be lonely- which he BETTER be!) and confirms that the program at the University looks great. He sounds incredibly pumped about the whole thing and his excitement is contagious. I'm much more excited about things now that we are learning more about the city and how things will work over there. The biggest relief has been in regards to schools... He met with some school authority people that let him know that basically we don't have a prayer of getting our kids into the best schools in Southampton (which exist, but are few) and then gave him a list of surrounding towns that have metro-rail stations and excellent schools that our kids will get into just by moving into their "catchment area." I've got my eyes on Winchester, which I've been to before.... Check it out, if you're bored. I am totally daydreaming about CC and Destructo singing in the boys' choir at the cathedral and me joining the regular choir, as well. I used to sing at our church here and in a women's choir in college and just haven't had the time to do it since Destructo was born. I miss it! I mean, a person can only go out to karaoke so many times a week. ;-) I want a practice schedule and some more training!