Buying a house and getting a mortgage can seem daunting at first glance and you may not know where to start. Whether you’re a first time buyer or are looking to move on to a bigger place, it can be hard to begin the process of buying a home. I’ve previously shared with you my story of being a first time buyer and the process I went through when buying my flat. And now, two years later, I’m starting the process…

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I have some exciting news! Earlier this year I put my flat up for sale and accepted an offer from a young couple looking to buy their first home. Which also means that I’m (hopefully..) buying new house! If you’ve been following my blog for a while then you’ll remember that back in 2017 I moved out of my parents house and into my own place which I spent lots of time doing up and making my own. I’m sad to…

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One of the benefits of finally getting your own place is you have the opportunity to make it exactly what you want it to be. From top to bottom, your home can undergo the makeover to end all makeovers. But, what if you only have a certain budget? Is there a room you should prioritise? Let’s make a case for the bedroom. After all, in this topsy-turvy world where we are forever busy, we need somewhere to retreat to that will…

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Sometimes you wonder how wisdom gets passed down generations. That seemingly throwaway knowledge that seems to normal to certain families across generations, but complete voodoo magic to outsiders. It’s the recipe for the perfect pancakes, the perfect fishing hook knot and that illustrious method to instantly light the fireplace. Every family might have one or two of these, passed down generations as either matter of fact or a closely held family secret. But now with the internet, everyone can be part…

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I’m quite a frugal spender – I like to shop but I try to keep my purchases small and low cost to enable me to save as much money as possible. My flat is currently up for sale and we’re hoping to buy a house together soon, which means saving up as much as we can to add to our deposit! Everyone has their own ways of spending and saving their hard earned cash, but here are a few things that…

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Something slightly different from me today… I was invited to the opening night of the Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat show at Milton Keynes Theatre last night! I remember going to see Joseph with school years ago when MK Theatre was still very new. I absolutely loved the show (so much so that I bought the cassette!) and even now I still find myself singing along to the catchy songs in the shower as they’ve stuck with me for life.…

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