Wednesday, 7 September 2011, remember me?!

My dining room to be!
Exciting things have been afoot in our little household recently, but as none of it has really been craft related I have been a bit silent in the blog department.  Our plan after we got married was to knuckle down and save every penny, so that we could afford the deposit on our own house.  After we got back from our honeymoon and opened all of our gifts we were absolutely astonished by the amount of contributions we received for our house fund.  Our generous friends and family gave us such a wonderful boost and even though we have still been saving unbelievably hard, we were quickly realistically able to start looking for a house.  Since then most of our spare time has been spend looking for houses on the internet, looking round actual real life houses and having long, long discussions about how much renovation and repair we were willing to undertake.  Luckily we’ve not been able to afford to go out anywhere for a while so we’ve had plenty of time for all this!  However we have finally found somewhere we like and had our offer accepted so the actual process of buying the place has begun.  It needs a fair amount of updating (see groovy carpet in the pic above), but no major renovation is necessary and I can’t wait to get going.

As an aside, here in South East England it’s starting to get a wee bit chilly and it feels a bit like Autumn is on the way.  This is the time of year when I start to regularly settle down for an evening’s knitting every day, so hopefully I’ll have some projects to share very soon.


Alittlebitsheepish said...

Congratulations on the house purchase!

Renee Anne said...

Hoooooray on the house!

House renovation can be a PITA (go ahead, ask me how I know)...but so worth it when it's done.

And don't worry about seems that no one has time for knitting lately, including me.


Stitched Together said...

Wow congratulations on the house purchase. We had a what if we wanted to move spurt last week, and it was quite interesting looking at all the houses we could buy - if we could see our current one. I think we might just do up this one a bit more and possibly put a conservatory on - it will work out cheaper than solicitors and estate agent's fees!

pinkundine said...

Congrats on purchasing, how exciting!