For 3 years we were living part time in the city, and part time in the country. We had a big gorgeous country house with 2 wood-burning fireplaces and a huge lawn on 21 acres. Our house was surrounded by vineyards, and some of the best wine from Niagara on the Lake was within a 3 minute drive from my house.
In many ways it was heavenly. Quiet days, natural beauty, a wonderful break from our insanely busy city lives. Of course, like every experience, there were good things and bad things about it.
But when we moved there full time, it was a bit too much “country” for me. We lived there full time for one year, and then decided it was time for a change. To be honest, I needed a change. My husband loved it. He loved the peace, the fact we had no neighbours, and our big beautiful house. In many ways it was magical. We had an incredible Christmas last year there. We lit our fireplace, went to church for midnight mass, drank champagne, and opened presents at 2am. It was a beautiful memory, and an amazing first Christmas for our daughter.
But it was the everyday that was too quiet, isolating and lonely for me. I’m a social person, so going to an event is a weekly necessity for me. In the country, there are no events! Ever!
So we put our house on the market. It was a bittersweet moment. We were happy that we made the decision. But also sad that we were closing this chapter of our life…one that my husband loved so much.
But in order to move forward and achieve the life of our dreams, we needed to sell it. And when it sold I was thrilled to be making a step in the right direction.
And just before we went to Greece it sold!