I always knew I was going to like this house. Situated in the New Langford Village area of Bicester, which I already know from last weekend as being wonderfully small and villagey – almost continental – in feel. A modern house, it is made of nice red brick, with stone lintels, and it is just so, so cute in its appearance. So at 4 o’clock this afternoon Em and I pitched up outside of Corncrake Way for our visit.

No bigger than it ought to be it is a lovely house. A little lacking on storage space, maybe, but instantly likeable in every way. It would need a small conservatory, for that extra little bit of space, eg. to feed the four thousand (five cats), and there was a curiousity in that the adjoining garage belonged to the detached house round the corner and that ‘our’ garage would be out the back in a separate block, but other than that it was perfect. No really, it was, we can’t stop thinking about it.

This evening I have spent an enjoyable time cutting out scale representations of our combined furniture and placing it into floor plans on it. Great fun, and we discovered that we could fit all our stuff in there. The downside with it is that there is zero room for any expansion…