Home re­ally is where the hearth is

Mum will miss real fire in her lounge

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

AS MEM­O­RABLE years go, 2011 will surely be an un­for­get­table one for Julie Sc­ho­ley and Kristo­pher Smith. Not only have they wel­comed the ar­rival of daugh­ter Erihn, who is four weeks old, but the pair are due to tie the knot at the end of July. And, as if that wasn’t enough, they are say­ing good­bye to their gran­ite cot­tage in Clin­terty. Ac­counts man­ager, Julie, 37, who is cur­rently on ma­ter­nity leave from At­las In­ter­ac­tive, said: “It’s cer­tainly all go at the mo­ment in our house­hold. I never re­alised I had ac­cu­mu­lated so much clut­ter in the three years I’ve lived here!” Julie and pro­ject en­gi­neer, Kristo­pher, 33, fell head over heels in love with the cot­tage when they re­turned from trav­el­ling in In­dia and south east Asia for a year. In the time the young pro­fes­sional cou­ple have been liv­ing in the fam­ily home they have re­dec­o­rated ev­ery room, in­stalled a new kitchen, as well as re­fur­bish­ing the fam­ily bath­room. And Julie ad­mit­ted they will be sad to say good­bye. The new mum said she is go­ing to miss the real fire in the lounge. But for part­ner Kristo­pher the big wrench will be the de­tached sum­mer lodge he has been us­ing as a gym. Julie and Kristo­pher’s home is ready to move into. “We will both miss this house,” Julie said. “It’s a lovely fam­ily home, and I know who­ever moves in will love it as much as we have.” Julie and Kristo­pher are hop­ing to move to ei­ther Aberdeen or In­verurie to be closer to Erihn’s grand­par­ents.

WEE CUTIE: Julie Sc­ho­ley with Erihn. Right, the kitchen and the lounge.

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