Nearly a year after moving into our house we are now making a start on our garden! We’ve started growing our own veg in the greenhouse, cleaned out one of the sheds and we’re now ‘landscaping’.
I’ve never really had ‘green fingers’ and the only gardening I have done (ha!) is watch my dad from the garden room whilst I sipped on a martini and lemonade! But now I’m taking this very seriously and I don my best ‘garden getup’ (joggers and an old top) and I have also purchased gardening gloves for my little lady hands. Now, I’m not very good at it and in two days I have broken two hoes and chipped a shovel, which tells us I’m either terribly strong or using them wrong…
Both Sen and Moss are very curious and will try and ‘help’ by licking things and trying to catch flys, which as you can imagine is such A BIG HELP.
Anyhoo’s, we have big plans for the front, side and back garden, hopefully we can have it all done before the end of the summer and then we can start on the house. Fingers crossed…
Herrow chaps and chapettes!
Not much has been happening since I last checked in with you, still working away and spending money on clothes and shoes.
I turned the ripe old age of 26, as you get older you realise how much birthdays are not a bit deal. BUT I did however have an awesome birthday night with my best buds! The theme was Man v Food, everybody was invited to make big/lots of food and bring drinks. I went for the giant cheeseburger and with Jaimie’s help it was AMAZING.
It was a very drunken night (even though I was horrifically ill, I had viral infection), it wss filled with party games, face paints and people popped on all the trinkets inside their party bags. I loved it and I love my friends.
I also happened to go on a long weekend away to the beautiful city of Budapest. I went with 4 of my buddies and we spent 4 days and 3 nights exploring, taking in the sights and sounds with a pub crawl thrown in for good measure. Budapest is stunning and the weather was quite good, surprisingly warm in October! There is so much history and it was great to learn about it.
I will definitely be going back and this time taking Jaimie as he is DESPERATE to go.
Other things in Kathryn news is that I have a new phone which I love, hiya Galaxy SIII! Burst my lip and hurt my teeth on a drunken night out. Went to the RBS Museum Lates with Lisa and her work friends, again another drunken night out. Took mum to Chamber Street Museum to see the Catherine The Great exhibition, which is a must (it has since finished). Dinner and a meeting with Jaimie’s family for his dad’s 60. Spent more money on clothes and shoes. Treated mum, dad and Jaimie to lunch. Gotten over a viral infection AND cut my fringe in… again.
I have been with my other half (Jaimie) for 5 years this year and it has come to the time where we sit down and look at our living arrangements. He is still at home and so am I, quite happily I might add, but we would like to move in together. We did look at renting but we thought why pay for someone else’s mortgage when we can pay for our own.
Now I should have been saving, but if you read my blog or Twitter then you will see how much I spend on clothes, shoes and other things (that I don’t need) and you would know that I am not a good saver… Thankfully I have Jaimie who is a fantastic saver and a set of wonderful parents who are going to help us towards the deposit for a place. We are going to book an appointment with a couple of banks to get an idea of what they could give us in the way of mortgage. I have already calculated how much we could get from one of the banks using the online calculator and it was looking quite good, but we are better to go in and have a chat with a mortgage adviser just in case. I intend on bringing my parents into these meetings as they know what to do and expect when it comes to buying a place (they have bought 3 within there time together).
It’s great fun looking up flats and houses in areas that we would like to live in but this is a big decision that is not to be taken lightly. We need to factor in how much we can afford, council tax and all the other bills that come with buying a property, also a nice area… I don’t fancy coming home from work to find a junkie shooting up in a stairway (true story bro’).
It would be nice to have somewhere come Christmas time, but that’s probably not going to happen. However we are making progress and it’s less of a dream now and more of a reality, that this time next year we can have a place of our own like proper grown up’s…