Friday, 9 December 2011

Here we go!

Hello Everyone and welcome to my new followers, the number seems to have gone up significantly since I was last here.
Thank you too to those nominations I was given for a liebster award, I am not ignoring it, just haven't had time to follow it up and post about it yet, will do soon. I am very delighted that people think that my blog is worthy!

Today I got the keys to my new house!

It is a bit later than expected and has been a bit more complicated that you could believe, but I am going to focus now on the one main and important bit - I now own my house in the country!

I won't be moving in just yet for many reasons, but am going to take this opportunity to clean, maybe make a start on some of the (cheap) renovations that I can manage in the freezing cold and make it warm, safe and secure.

The amount of work is so huge and the shear quantity of paperwork that needs dealing with is so long that I can hardly bring myself to begin it, you know when you have so much to do that you can't take it in and it seems easier to just do none of it!

I don't have any internet in there right now, so I am using the internet here at my friends house a couple of miles away when I need to do stuff - the result being that my time on here is limited. Also I am working in Switzerland next week, (very poor timing) followed by Christmas and New Year, so everything is kind of on hold at the moment. I will however take some photos of it in its present empty condition soon as I can and get them up here - then you will all know from where I am starting this journey.
Today I cleaned the kitchen, had a boiler man around to service the boiler which now seems to be running happily and getting the place warm. Tomorrow I will clean the bathroom and change the loo seat (can't bring myself to use one when I don't know who had it before!)

The other delightful thing I did was to knock on the neighbours door and introduce myself (something that never happens in London) Not only was he delightful but he asked me in and gave me a tour of his house so that I could see the changes he made (his house is the same design exactly, but he has completely changed all the interior layout). The first time in my life that I have known been into my neighbours house! How different things are here.

Thank you to everyone for your sharing this with me over the last 8 months or so. Now the fun can really begin. I am very happy.


  1. Congratulations! I hope you soon settle in although it sounds like you'll have a few hectic weeks before you get a chance to sit and enjoy it.

  2. May those keys bring you much happiness, fulfillment and satisfaction. Congratulations:)

    Can't wait to see the photo's...

  3. Congratulations, I look forward to reading about your doings and renovations.

  4. Good luck. I'm sure you will be very happy in your new home and lol about the loos seat.

  5. I'm so pleased for you. Now your journey can begin.
    Love from Mum

  6. Merry Christmas to you and the new home!!!
    I`m sure you will feel a bit snowed under with the to-do list at the moment. Just take it a step at a time. You`ll get there. Enjoy the process!

  7. Congratulations - it sounds like you have a lot of work to do, but have already settled in to your new area.

  8. I'm so pleased for you Dan.I've had my fingers crossed that everything would go through ok. Welcome back to Lancashire!


    I've added you to the sealed pot challengers list.

    Let me know if you are saving for a goal as we're listing that as well. If your not sure then TBC is fine.

    Sft x