Tuesday, 12 April 2011

It's all go!

Yes yes yes, we are indeed buying a house!!!! The Petit Filoux flat will no longer be, we shall soon (fingers crossed) be moving to a cute little cottage. I was hoping for a 3 bed semi at the start, but means and all that, so it's not quite as big as we'd hoped for, but it has a lot going for it. Bags of charm. And 2 really nice gardens, one at the front, one at the back, which will mean cups of tea at any time of day in the sun. Oh yeah.

But for the moment, it's not all choosing paints, new sofa and packing. My mobile phone has become temporarily attached to my right ear, or it might as well be for the amount of time I'm spending talking to estate agents/ solicitors/ bank. Everyone says buying a house is a stressful process and I totally believe them! But it's also so unbelievably exciting, I can't quite convey how happy I am that it's all going through.

Not only will we stop paying someone else's mortgage off, we'll have a proper home, somewhere where we can put our mark, and put things up on walls without feeling guilty. We'll be able to buy furniture that fits in. So far, we've mostly done with other people's cast-offs, and although that's served us well for the last few years, we feel we need our own stuff. I'm not saying it's got to be new new, just not given away if you see what I mean. Not that we'll need to buy much anyway, like I said it's quite small, but there we go!

So there, I may be a little more quiet than usual because I just don't have so much time to do crafty stuff at the moment. I may just babble on and I'm grateful to anyway who puts up with that! I will aim to take some photos of a finished project tonight so hopefully there'll be more than just words tomorrow.

In the meantime, please keep your fingers crossed for us that everything goes well in the next few weeks, you never know, we might be in come July!


mooncalf said...

It is impossible to describe how awful buying a house is.

And how totally worth it to have a place of your own.

It will be awful. More awful than you think now. But it will be totally utterly completely worth it.

The Girl said...

So happy for you!!

Fingers crossed that everything with surveyors and banks and solicitor goes well for you. How lovely.

Deb Legg said...

This is fabulous news! I'm thrilled for you both! I just knew it would happen, and quickly! Buckle up - it's gonna be blast :)

Hugs to you,

Louise said...

Grear news, congratulations! You must show us some pics when u can :)

PinkCatJo said...

I'm really happy for you both. I'll be keeping my fingers crossed!

I'm looking forward to hearing all about your interior adventures! x

jociegal said...

CONGRATS! That is GREAT news!

Diane said...

Fingers crossed for you - Its so exciting. xxx

Maria♥ said...

Congrats and hoping everything runs smoothly!


Me said...

What fab news! So glad for you, and happy that you're EXCITED and that your feelings are all nice shiny *happy* ones. Keep that smile just there, if things start to get stressy. Good luck with it all- hoping for a really smooth exchange xxx

The Curious Cat said...

Okay, questions answered here! Whoop! Cottage! Soooo cool! Yeahy! xxx