I still roll around on newly fitted carpet. I’m not even ashamed.

As mentioned in a previous post, as a joint birthday from my mum, Joe & I decided that we’d love a carpet for the lounge. This way, when we get the Christmas tree up in a week or so, this room will look so cosy, and pretty much finished. So it was a race against the clock…. We needed to: Clear out all the rubbish

I heart paint samples

Iphone 274

I’m a bit scatty when it comes to picking paint. As mentioned in a previous post, me & Joe got a joint birthday present from my mum this year : a carpet for the lounge. We haven’t ordered anything as of yet because we want to get the walls painted first. Makes sense really doesn’t it? We had the walls skimmed and painted before we

Far from lounging around

Saxony carpet. Lovely and soft. Looks a lot darker here that it actuall is.

Tomorrow will be Joe’s birthday. He’ll be catching up with me and entering his mid-20s. Scary stuff. Our birthdays are relatively close together – in fact, there’s only 3 weeks between us, so it made sense that my mum got us a joint present this year now that we’re big people grown up. Similar to my birthday, where Joe’s parents very generously suprised me with

What a difference a month makes


It took us one whole month from getting the keys to the house, to making it decent enough to live in. Joe took some pictures of the house just before we had the keys, and here are some updated images now that we have got our stuff in, so you can see how much it has come along (and how much we still have to

The final countdown: Part 4

Saturday Today has been a bit overwhelming for me. Mum, my step-dad Nick, and my sister Amy popped round to the flat early this morning to help move stuff between the flat and the house, but me & Joe weren’t quite as prepared as we thought we were. However, as my mum often says, “You’ve got to be brutal.” I was hoping to be very

The final countdown: Part 3

Thursday Thursday I was off work, but unfortunately not in a way that I could make myself useful at the flat/house. I was off ill. *insert sad face here* I have been feeling groggy for a while, probably from stress, and I suppose that staying up until 1am the night before packing up the wardrobe didn’t help! However, the central heating was finally finished, and

The final countdown: Part 2

Wednesday We have arranged for plasterers to re-do the lounge, which will take all of Wednesday and Thursday. In preparation for this, Joe bricked up the fire we no longer want on Tuesday. But beforehand, we thought it would be a good idea to leave a note behind the bricks, so that if anyone ever finds it in the future, we could say hello. If

The final countdown: Part 1

This time next week we need to be fully moved into the house, as our lease on the flat ends. We will actually have to start living at the house. Scary stuff. Especially when we still don’t have a kitchen, bathroom, or any flooring. But I suppose that’s half the fun eh? Note to self: Keep up with the optimism. You are a lucky bunny to be

We caved for central heating. Tropical house warming party anyone?

I can’t believe how quickly everything is coming along. The central heating is being installed this week and I am certainly not suprised that a lot of houses in our area haven’t got around to doing it themselves. 1. It’s expensive. 2. It’s bloody messy! 3. If you’re already decorated, you’d have to start over. Luckily our house is a shell and we bought it

Making a house a home

I love that Joe added to this blog yesterday. I was visiting family at the weekend and was away with work on Monday and Tuesday so I’m really enjoying looking at the pictures Joe took whilst I couldn’t be at the house over those few days (although I did make one or two appearances – I’ve done my bit, I promise!). Although everything still looks