Home really is where the hearth is
Mum will miss real fire in her lounge
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.