Money. More. Expensive. Labour. Problem. Fix. Pay. Budget.

All words that scare me now. We were lucky enough to move into our house with a designated ‘house budget’ set aside which we made off the back of selling our first house. We had some credit cards and a loan to pay off but this still left a small chunk for the house renovation. That… Continue reading Money. More. Expensive. Labour. Problem. Fix. Pay. Budget.

Goodbye woodchip!

Hello another fresh new looking room! So it turns out I was a little optimistic about the lining and painting situation at the weekend. We may have started a day ahead of schedule, but we ended on schedule (still an achievement!). We probably could have gotten away without lining papering, but we wanted the professional… Continue reading Goodbye woodchip!

Our luck might have just changed

Just when everything has been taking twice, if not longer to complete (or even start at times) and when we had planned to take a whole day out of our bank holiday to wallpaper strip (expecting it to take longer…), I think our luck might have changed. The master bedroom: the one final room that… Continue reading Our luck might have just changed

If I were a pair of pliers, where would I be?

Literally the bane of our lives. The other day, I spent 30 painful minutes looking for a pair of, wait for it… BRIGHT ORANGE pliers. You wouldn’t think it would be that difficult to find them. We live in a very average sized mid-terraced house with a limited number of rooms and space to lose things. Although… Continue reading If I were a pair of pliers, where would I be?

Small setback but full steam ahead now

Going back a few days… it doesn’t look like we’ve done much so I thought I’d explain. Last Friday I had a scheduled steroid injection into my foot to (hopefully) relieve the persistent pain I’ve had for circa 5 months. I was told to rest up after which is a major struggle for me. Tom… Continue reading Small setback but full steam ahead now