March 2017: a life update

It's only the beginning of March and its already been a bit of a whirlwind. I'm so excited to officially say that we now own a house. An actual house with two bedrooms and a garden. We exchanged early last week and have a competition date of 16th March. Nine days... Sometimes I feel like I have to pinch myself as it doesn't quite seem real. Although we'd been saving for a while, it still felt like an unattainable goal. But it's been achieved! After ten years my boyfriend and I have decided its time to be adults and live together. It could be the beginning of the end haha.  There's a little bit of work to be done, mainly painting, plastering and flooring, so we won't be moving in straight away. But the keys will be ours on the 16th so we can come and go as we want. I can't wait to light the open fire and start creating my gin bar! We want to completely changed everything but are just going to stick to the living room and dining room this year. We still want to have a bit of a social life so are going to take things slowly.

Would anyone be interested in a little post about how we managed to save for a deposit? Just a lowdown on how we managed to do without sacrificing absolutely everything we enjoyed.

We also finally booked our two week summer holiday to Poland. Flights were a little more expensive than we really wanted to pay but we lucked out on accommodation for just over £100 and we're staying with my friend's family for a little bit of the trip too. I have a feeling this holiday will be a welcomed distraction from when renovating the house becomes just a little too much...


  1. Congratulations on your new house! I'd love to hear how you saved for the deposit - I'm currently dreaming of owning my own place but it seems so distant.. x

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

  2. Congratulations!! Such exciting news, and now you get the fun of making it your own! I'd definitely be interested in a saving post, I'm yet to strike a balance between absolute austerity or blowing what's left of my wages on stuff... xx

  3. How exciting! Congratulations to you both.

  4. I'd love to read a post about how you manage to save. I'm struggling at the moment! Looking forward to seeing your Gin bar! xx

  5. This is such exciting news and would definitely be interested! Can't wait to see more of your new home!!

    Maria xxx


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