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Decisions, Decisions

~ And back to John Lewis on a Saturday – the novelty is wearing off of our Saturday trips to John Lewis – to see Nick for a final kitchen planning appointment. We review the plans and make a few…

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It’s all in the detail

It was a morning appointment but I wasn’t really expecting to go into work for the afternoon. In the end, there was no chance of me going into work, for it did make most of the day because there is…

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Forward Planning

I’ve never had a new kitchen before. I’ve never planned a kitchen before. So I have been very excited about the possibility of having a kitchen – possibly by Christmas. After the disappointment of the way-too-expensive quotation on Saturday (which…

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Box free, downstairs (almost)

Some say that Friday night’s are for chilling out and relaxing. Some say that Friday nights are for going out partying. For Em and I, this particular Friday night was devoted to the pursuit of a box free house. I…

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Of Oak Dressers and Bookshelves

I’ve been working longer hours so far this week in order to have today off, to wait in for the Cargo men to deliver Grannie’s housewarming/wedding present to us. It’s now arrived, and it’s beautiful. For anyone who’s interested the…

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House to Rent

At £600 pcm, as a single person I could not have afforded to rent my old house. It’s a nice house though. I cried when I had to say goodbye to it.

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William Returns

After the hard work of unpacking box after box after box over the last few days, we had finally reached the point of having dining room, a dining table, and space to sit around it. That, at least, was before….

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Visitations

A second night passes in our new home, and a second morning comes. Today we had our first visitors in the form of my mum and dad, lending their hands to help unpack, make sense of the kitchen and put…

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Surreal Shopping

With our move a month away (and one week of that taken out for our Snowdonia holiday) Em and I decided that we really ought to get a move on with doing some preliminary research for house-type purchases. To this…

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Seven years of growth

I’ve forgotten what I was actually looking for on my computer now, but I ended up finding photographs from 2001 on my computer. There aren’t many as its from my pre-digital age and so all my photographs are in packets…

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The Calm Before

1. Today has been a day so much better than we were expecting. With it fresh and bright and sunny we got up and did a last bit of cleaning to ‘arrange’ the house for its 11.30 viewing and then…

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To live is to dream

There was a time when, despite my good intentions (and desires to fill acres of time with productive novel writing), I would fritter away Saturday’s with too-slow-a-getting-upping and general faffing. Not anymore. Not since almost a year ago. And its…

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Board realisation

Driving round into the end of my little cul-de-sac, my gaze is struck by the large sign in my back garden. The For Sale sign has appeared (and yes, curious as it may be to have it in the back…

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Of Things Financial…

Before Christmas I had a letter from my mortgage brokers advising me that the guy who has sorted me out four times over the last six years when most companies wouldn’t be interested had left ‘to pursue his career elsewhere…

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