A BBC News website about dirty tricks and scamster estate agents makes depressing reading. Anyone who has bought or sold property knows that it's an extremely stressful experience. It also reminded me that I'd never blogged about the estate agent hell we had when we were trying to complete the purchase of our lovely little house.
Posts about House
It was about six months ago that an epic journey was started. A journey that would see a complete redefinition of the way I lived my life. A journey that would shake the foundations of the world I lived in. It's impact is larger than can be imagined. Yes. I started decorating.
Recently I began to think about doing something with the small flower bed that sits at the end of the drive. When we moved in, there was a narrow strip for plants and behind that was mostly piles of pebbles and stones - lots of them. It was time for a change. And fewer stones.
There's something quite pleasing about eating something you've grown and you simply can't beat the taste of freshly picked herbs in your food
To cut a long story short, I bought some frames today to put some photographs in. nd on one, I broke the little hook thing which is fixed to the frame, and is what you use to hang it onto a picture hook. I've borrowed one from another frame, but want a replacement.
The vacuum conked out the other day. It was an old one - indeed, my parents old one that had been shoved in a loft until we moved house last year when it was brought out of retirement for us to use. Not entirely sure what was wrong with it, but the cable was looking a little worn... Something to do with the centimetre of exposed copper wire gave that one away.
For the nine months of so we have lived in our house, it's been a bit ramshackle. The living room for example, was an awful mix of random tables, styles, colours and cables.
Can there be anything more frustrating than struggling home from Ikea with a new, large picture frame, then breaking it almost as soon as you step into your own front door?
In the back bedroom where I am sat, there are 12 items which require a plug socket. Eight of them are PCs or PC equipment.
Some thoughts on owning your own home...