With the markets as they are and our contract up for renewal we decided there was no time like the present. And, after thinking we'd lost this house as the first time we offered it was refused and sold to some else. However they dropped out and now it's finally ours. Well, atleast it's sold subject to contract and as we speak is in the hands of the solicitors. Hopefully we should get the keys in a few weeks time.
It needs work. A lot of work. A new kitchen, bathroom and decorated throughout. We've been spending our evenings dreaming of solid oak flooring, modern kitchens and super swish bathrooms (but don't tell Mark I'm already planning the other lovely things like curtains, cushions and wall paper!). Seriously though, I've never been so happy that Mark's a joiner. I dread to think what it would cost for most people to do up to the standard we are planning... well put it this way we certainly wouldn't be able to afford it!
And that's before the loft conversion and extension at the back, although the loft conversion is likely to be next year and the extension a year or two after that. We went back for a second viewing today and went up into the loft space and it's HUGE. We'll easily be able to convert it without the need for a dormer.
So in the mean time, please do excuse me if I'm absent from here. I will keep you updated when I can and you know what... I think this has actually inspired me to start scrapbooking again!