I have, it must be said, been extremely slack with this blog lately. It’s not exactly that I’ve been doing nothing, just that I can’t find the enthusiasm to blog it.
Things change. As readers of Hannah’s blog will know, we’ve made some progress on getting our first house.
Things have moved very fast so far, and I’m trying to remain focussed. It’s very hard, though, because we really want it.
It’s a very nice, 3 bedroomed ex-council house circa. 1960. We viewed it last night and liked it so much we made an offer. We broke all the rules and offered the asking price, since nobody else had viewed it yet and so it would not be much point in offering less. We’ve got a mortgage agreement in principle and are seeing the estate agents tomorrow. We’ve been assured nobody else will be viewing it now, and so hopefully we won’t be gazumped. I /hate/ that. However, I’m trying to balance being positive about it without pinning all my hopes on it. I’ve known too many people whose housing plans have gone awry.
Anyway, that’s the negative, the positive is that the interior is very nicely decorated and well finished with new carpets and everything’s immaculate. There are enough things to do (like remove the tweenies frieze from the little bedroom and that type of thing) that it will feel like our own house, but the important/expensive stuff is all done already. It has a good loft space and a smallish garage that should be big enough to fit our current car in and still give me enough room to fit a work bench in. The living room is a very good size and it has a separate, decent size dining room and a really very nice kitchen. It’s withing spitting distance of the M6 so, it can be a bit noisy at times, but it’s fully double-glazed and Hannah will like it because it seems all to easy to heat to melting point.
There we go. In other news, we spent a nice weekend in Nottingham again. We ate out every evening (bad for waistline and wallet) and went walking/stumbling with Carl and Susie on Saturday and Sunday. Carl also exercised his photography muscles by taking “this very tasteful nude”:http://buyphotos.ebrey.net/Portraits/aae of Hannah. As her agent, my fee was a free print of it. I’m very pleased with it, and I think Hannah is too really.
Tomorrow, a visit to the estate agents to sort some more stuff out.