Boy oh boy, we’ve been happy here

Man­nings mov­ing af­ter new ar­rival

Evening Express (City Final) - Home Life - - FAMILY LIVING - By Donna Ewen

THE Man­ning fam­ily has dou­bled in size in the past five years, hence the rea­son they’re on the move. Mark, 35, and Lind­say, 32, wel­comed their two lit­tle boys Ethan, 4, and De­clan who’s five months, while in the home. Mark, a part­ner with Per­fect Shine win­dow clean­ers, said: “Lind­say and I moved in seven years ago when the prop­erty was a new-build. “The thing that at­tracted us most to it was the room pro­por­tions.” With the ad­di­tion of the boys to the fold, Mark and Lind­say are re­lo­cat­ing to Lind­say’s home town of Kem­nay so they can be closer to her par­ents. Their house in­cludes a lounge, din­ing kitchen, cloak­room, two dou­ble bed­rooms, and fam­ily bath­room. In their time in the Black­burn prop­erty, the cou­ple have dec­o­rated twice and laid new floor­ing in the lounge, kitchen and two toi­lets. Mark said: “An­other ap­peal­ing as­pect for us was the po­ten­tial the prop­erty has for ex­pan­sion, but that was in the days be­fore we had the boys.” With the ex­cep­tion of a splash of green in their spacious lounge, Mark and Lind­say mainly dec­o­rated their home in neu­tral tones – leav­ing it sim­ply ready to move into

“Po­ten­tial for ex­pan­sion”

with the min­i­mum of fuss. Out­side, there is a high de­gree of pri­vacy in the fully-en­closed rear gar­den, and plenty of room for off-street park­ing on the drive. “Lind­say and I will take happy mem­o­ries of this house with us, but we are very happy to move, so the boys can each have

their own room.”

SAY­ING GOOD­BYE: Mark and Lind­say Man­ning with sons Ethan, 4, and De­clan, five months.

MOD­ERN: The ex­te­rior of the prop­erty in Black­burn.

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