When Tom and I were on the lookout for a place to move in together, I stumbled across a listing for a flat inside an old convent. I initially thought it would be quite old and musty, so was pleasantly surprised when we were shown around. We decided to go for it and we moved in to the flat around two and a half years ago. I thought it would be nice to share a few photos of our home and share a bit of its history.
The Convent was built just over a hundred years ago, and used to be home to the Sisters of Mercy (er, not the band!), who are actually buried in the churchyard nearby (pretty spooky). Apparently by around the year 2000 there was only a handful of them still living inside the large building so they moved into a smaller residence, and the convent was converted into flats. Although the building has been updated there are still lots of original features, including numerous beautiful stained glass windows. There's also a chapel which you can hire for parties, which we'd definitely miss should we choose to move out!
"Sunshine... moonlight... good times.. boogie"
My favourite thing, the massive bookshelves in our living room! (which we managed to fill way too easily..!)
Our kitchen with bunting made for an outdoor party a few years ago
Photobooth pics, yeeeah.
Poster from cat museum the KattenKabinet in Amsterdam.