Contracts and contractions

I’m running a little behind on the news here… I have lots to share with you, and little time to type it out.  I have many snaps on my phone already, but am struggling to type up words to go with them.  In short, we had a baby.

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On edge

Still no news on the exchange date for our own house, but remember that house I was telling you about last week?  We got it!

Bit of a strange situation – we offered slightly under asking price to begin with, and then revised it to full asking when we were told the vendors wanted full asking… and it still wasn’t confirmed that we’d got it.  They had another viewing.  We definitely weren’t going over asking price, and we made it clear to the estate agent that we wouldn’t be entering into sealed bids again (we lost out on one that way a few weeks earlier), and even made arrangements to carry on viewing other houses.  Whatever tipped the balance, they decided to accept our offer, and we’re now on with the financial side.

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New year, new… home?

We’re way off buying a new house, but we’re stepping up the search now.  As Scarlett is nearly two, her school options are coming closer and closer, and we’ve started thinking now might be a good time to have a look to see what’s available on Ye Olde Rightmove.

We started looking in two directions: towards my work and towards my hometown.  These are diametrically opposed.  We went as far as to view a house near my work this weekend.  It was a beautiful Victorian house, gorgeous stained-glass windows with light pouring in, big kitchen, porches, nooks and crannies, and period features everywhere.  Needed loads of work to make it live-able, so slightly out of our price range because of that.  We could have worked with it.  But it didn’t feel right.  We’d have been moving to an area we didn’t know, to be closer to a job that I don’t know how long I’ll have.  And no closer to familial support, which is what we’re lacking. Continue reading

Prints

Prints for the living room wall have now been ordered, all 24 of them!  Got an excellent deal through Quidco for Photobox as well – 30% off + 5% cashback.  Ker-ching!

My brother’s moving house this weekend, so we’re moseying on over to see the new pad.  Don’t know about you, but if we have one thing to do on a weekend at the moment, it means that the rest of the weekend becomes null and void and we don’t want to plan anything else!  Think that means we’re getting old.

It’s also my Nanna and Grandad’s 50th wedding anniversary this weekend, and I’m very excited that I found them some gold dinnerware for a present (don’t worry, they’re not silver surfers!).  I also got a lovely card printed with their wedding photo from Moonpig.  We’re all going out for a meal a week on Saturday with the rest of the family to celebrate.

PS – the new Batman was very good, 4/5, I recommend it!