Word of the Week: Settled


This week has all been about finally feeling really settled.  As mentioned on the previous post, only the boot room and conservatory has yet to be tackled, though it might take a while especially the conservatory, since we need new furniture and at the moment, our bank account just needs a little bit of respite from all that spending!

I also have yet to organise my nook, my little space in the house (as seen above).  We were supposed to share the study, but it’s too small to have two desks in.  My husband has loads of history books he needs for work, to share his study, would mean having to get rid of one book shelf and as it is, they are already fully-loaded.  Besides, he talks to his students on the phone all the time, I don’t think I’d be able to organise my thoughts with him giving a lecture on Peace, War and Modernity in the background, or any of the other courses he teaches for the OU.

study_littlestepsThe husband’s study.

Instead, I decided to claim a corner in our huge bedroom especially since we have so much spare space in it.  But as you’d expect from a 400-year-old house, it has tricky spaces and corners.  My husband has to do a bit of tinkering for my bureau to fit in.  But like I keep mentioning, he doesn’t have the time to do that just now.  At the moment, my desk is just sitting at an awkward position, barely even inside the corner.  I can’t arrange my books on it yet, or put anything on the wall, so my desk is terribly cluttered.  Good thing it’s a bureau and I can just shut the mess out of sight.

Have you ever moved homes?

 How long did it take for you to feel settled?

Do share.

The Reading Residence
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I'm a part-time writer, full-time mother and dog-walker living in a small English village by the sea with my husband, daughter and a dog named Doc.


  1. I have a bureau. It is nice to close it at the end of the day. We used to move lots, so it was routine to feel settled as soon as the removal van left the drive. Haven’t moved much as an adult, although you never lose the itchy feet. It looks like you have a nice corner to work in. I’m sure the view is good. #wotw

    • I used to have itchy feet too, but this was before I was married and a mother. It’s nice to be feel settled when one has kids 🙂

  2. Hi Dean, I bet your house has some stories to tell! Four hundred years old is old. I love your bureau, I’d love one like that, but we don’t have the room. I hope you get your little corner sorted out soon.


    • Once our things were in place, that’s the only I really felt settled in. x

  3. Sounds like you’re getting there, I’ve done the same & created a corner of my bedroom in a dressing table / workspace (I still end up wiring on the sofa most nights!)

    • In my case, yes! The husband’s was one of the first rooms we managed to organise right away.

    • You’re right. There’s always a soft breeze coming outside 🙂

    • Wow, eleven years is a long time. We don’t have any plans on moving any time soon. As for now, we are staying put 😉

  4. I once moved five times in less than two years and when we finally found our forever home it took about 2 years to actually feel settled, I love your little nook. #WotW

  5. Looking good so far, glad you’re settling fine. The only thing in my house that we haven’t changed before we moved in probably 10 years ago it’s our door which we should have replaced it. It gets stuck time to time.
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    • There are loads of things to-do but around the house. But we’ll get there eventually 😉

  6. I feel settled now I have my own little space, our bedroom had this build in wardrobe with a door so my partner took the door off and build me a desk and some shelves inside. Perfect place for me to work on my blog and watch some youtube before bed

    • How nice of your partner to do that for you! 😉 It’s lovely to have a little corner you can call your own, isn’t it? 🙂

    • Moving house is so stressful! At the moment, don’t want to ever move house again. x

  7. Stephanie myers

    I love the fact you have your desk by the window. I really wanted mine by the window but the layout of our room just doesn’t allow it

    • Once I manage to move my desk in though, I won’t be really by the window anymore 🙁

  8. Absolutely love your desk next to the window. So peaceful. Can’t imagine anything better.

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