Hello again!

@Fleura (7191)
United Kingdom
September 29, 2016 3:45am CST
It’s a long time since I was last here – almost three months in fact! A lot has happened since then, and of course half the time was taken up with the school summer holidays which always make time disappear like water! Our biggest news is that we moved house, and are still getting settled in our new home. Although it feels like ‘home’ already we have lots of decorating to do – and the previous owners seem to have used some incredibly sticky wallpaper that is irreversibly bonded to the plaster, Grrr. Anyway we are now back in the school/work routine so let’s see if I can manage to pop in more often again!
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@Happy2BeMe (74743)
• Canada
29 Sep 16
Hi and welcome back. I am new here since you've been gone. Good luck with your decorating and I look forward to reading more of your posts.
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@Fleura (7191)
• United Kingdom
29 Sep 16
Thanks! I'm sure there will be more stores as we discover more problems!!
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@Happy2BeMe (74743)
• Canada
29 Sep 16
@Fleura yes there always seems to be something. Nothing is ever easy it seems.
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@marlina (73884)
• Canada
29 Sep 16
Welcome to your new home! There is nothing worse than removing stubborn wallpaper.
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@Fleura (7191)
• United Kingdom
29 Sep 16
They seem to have used some extra-strength adhesive!
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@marlina (73884)
• Canada
29 Sep 16
@Fleura Once we were taking off some wallpaper off in our new flat and we almost lost our "marbles" doing it.
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@Fleura (7191)
• United Kingdom
29 Sep 16
@marlina Now I understand why many people just keep papering over the old layers!
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@WorDazza (10106)
• Manchester, England
29 Sep 16
Congrats on the house move and welcome back. Funnily enough I've moved house recently and I'm now wondering if you bought our old house
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@Fleura (7191)
• United Kingdom
29 Sep 16
Ah, was yours the one with the broken toilet and the missing cooker handles?
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@WorDazza (10106)
• Manchester, England
29 Sep 16
@Fleura Ah! No! Mine was the one with the working toilet and intact cooker handles. Everything else was broken though!!!
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• Jacksonville, Florida
29 Sep 16
@WorDazza Thanks for the laugh!
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@DianneN (78212)
• United States
29 Sep 16
It was so nice hearing from you again and welcome back! Congratulations on your new home. Take your time decorating it, so it turns out perfectly.
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@Fleura (7191)
• United Kingdom
30 Sep 16
Thank you! We thought it would be easier to decorate right away, before filling the rooms up with furniture, but as always things have not gone as smoothly as we hoped!
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@DianneN (78212)
• United States
30 Sep 16
@Fleura I don't blame you. We are redecorating one of our family rooms, and already need a carpenter and a new area rug. The one we chose with the decorator is not being made anymore, so she showed us new samples. The one we chose was so far out of budget that we have to look elsewhere. It will have to wait until my husband recovers from surgery. Never a dull moment! I hope things get better for you!
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@xFiacre (4437)
• Ireland
29 Sep 16
@fleura welcome back. Good luck with the redecorating!
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@Fleura (7191)
• United Kingdom
29 Sep 16
Thanks! Like many things, it's taking much longer than anticipated. And then there's the toilet saga - but that's a whole other story.
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@xFiacre (4437)
• Ireland
29 Sep 16
@Fleura Oh, I do like a good toilet story!
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@shivamani10 (11232)
• Hyderabad, India
29 Sep 16
wow..congreats on the eve of getting into a new house.
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@Fleura (7191)
• United Kingdom
29 Sep 16
Thank you! We plan to stay here at least 20 years so no more moving again for a while!
@JudyEv (123167)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Oct 16
Not too long ago you wrote a post about whether you should move or not - and now it's all happened! Glad it feels like home. We hired a steamer once when we had to remove a lot of wallpaper.
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@Fleura (7191)
• United Kingdom
4 Oct 16
I know, once we had decided we were actually going to move and that we wanted to stay in this area, we found a house we liked and it all happened quite quickly! We have a steamer but it also took the plaster off rather easily so we're a bit wary of being too enthusiastic with that now!
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@JudyEv (123167)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Oct 16
@Fleura Taking the plaster off too would be a bit of a blow.
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@Gillygirl (17282)
• Sutton, England
29 Sep 16
Hi it's nice to see you here. I came back 3 weeks ago.
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@Fleura (7191)
• United Kingdom
29 Sep 16
Thanks, nice to see you too! Hope all is well there.
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@Gillygirl (17282)
• Sutton, England
30 Sep 16
@Fleura Everything is fine now thanks. I hope you have settled into your new home.
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@ms1864 (6986)
• Bangalore, India
29 Sep 16
hey welcome back...i've been here just 2 months...hope to get to interact with you more
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@Fleura (7191)
• United Kingdom
29 Sep 16
Thanks! Hope you are liking it here!
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@ms1864 (6986)
• Bangalore, India
30 Sep 16
Yeah..its awesome like 95% of the time.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
29 Sep 16
Welcome back! I hope things get easier with the new place. =)
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@Fleura (7191)
• United Kingdom
29 Sep 16
Thank you! We will get there in the end - it isn't anything like as bad as our last house was when we bought that!
• China
29 Sep 16
Nice to see you again!Congratulate you on moving in a new house !
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@Fleura (7191)
• United Kingdom
29 Sep 16
Thank you!
@TheHorse (65795)
• Pleasant Hill, California
29 Sep 16
Are you a teacher? I forget!
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@Fleura (7191)
• United Kingdom
29 Sep 16
No, I work at home mostly - or at least try to, but it gets more difficult when the children are at home all day!
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