In Summer 2011 I was desperately looking for somewhere to live, and I really wanted it to be within a certain area of streets where my church is and where many of my friends live.
In September, after looking at many many places that were just too small, crummy or downwright odd, I came across a house share for 9 people, massive room, overlooking a park in exactly the place I wanted to be.
I have been here ever since, there have been ups and downs as people have come and gone. It is always sad when people you get on with really well move on, but I have made some amazing friends who I hope to stay in touch with a long long time.
Getting in married in April I knew I was going to be moving anyway but this morning I received notice that the owners of the house have decided to sell and so the residents need to move out in two months.
The date? 12th April 2012.
The day I get married.
In actual fact I'll have moved before then because who wants to move on their wedding day? But there is something so wonderful about that bit of timing to me, this house is clearly where I was supposed to be for the last couple of years and I wasn't required to move until the day I no longer needed it.
Also for all the debate about the date of the wedding, the sadness of some who can't make it due to other plans, this seems like a reassurance that it is actually on the perfect day.
And everything will fall into place.
So here is to you Turlewray Close, may you serve your new owners well and may someone else get as much joy from the view out of my bedroom window and front door as I have done.