We moved into our lovely new house just over two months ago and although we are familiar with the area, we don’t know anyone – certainly not the neighbours. It’s a very quiet street, with far less passing foot and motor traffic than our previous house – there is a freight train line, but that’s for further discussions another day! All in all, I’m really starting to enjoy our new home. It also helps that my morning sickness has now passed, as when we first moved in, all I wanted to do was sleep and vomit – ugh!
One day, when I was feeling rather crap – sick as well as morning sickness, the door bell rang (yes, we have a doorbell as the house is quite long (ooh la la) and I was surprised to see my lovely new neighbour standing there with a big friendly smile and a plate of freshly baked muffins. I was not only a bit shocked by this friendly, neighbourly (almost eras-ago) behaviour, but I was also glad to finally meet someone who is a similar age, also with children, living right next door.
We chatted for a while and when I came back inside I realised that, in all my MANY MANY house moves, I had never had a neighbour introduce themselves, especially with a plate of yummy food. I also realised I had never offered up my introductions or baking to a new neighbour. So, here’s my TWO questions of the week…
Have you ever had a new neighbour behave in a way similar to this? Or you to them?
Do I now return the favour by taking around some of my baking? Or is that too weird?
I’d love to hear from you on this matter. I’d love to just hear from you.
PS. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my bestie Holly xox