House!!!

June 18, 2007 at 2:16 pm Leave a comment

Hurrah!!! We have the house!!

Haven’t blogged about this, as we hadn’t had it confirmed by the landlord that he was happy to let the place to us with a guarantor (both new graduates, no salaries as yet), but he’s fine with it, and the agency are fine with it so the boyfriend has gone down to Wokingham today to hand in forms and pay some of the deposit to secure it. So, yay, lovely, lovely house!!

It’s sooooo amazing, I’ve been all twitchy about it over the weekend in case we didn’t get it. It’s a (probably) Victorian terrace, two-up two-down, with a funky wooden staircase and a kitchen at the back of the house. It’s really light and airy, fortunately there aren’t any hideous carpets or curtains we have to put up with, and there’s a long, thin garden (all patio) where we can have barbecues.

*bounces*

Ideas are bubbling through my brain! Salad crops in grow-bags on the patio, potatoes in tyres, things in pots and troughs… Wormeries… Furniture from family, second-hand shops, charity shops, ebay… Finding a milkman… Getting to know the market… PYO not a million miles away, too…

A whole new chapter of my life, and a whole new host of opportunities to make it greener.

Now all I need is a job!

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