This weekend was absolutely brilliant; not only was it my thirty-first birthday, it was also Poppy’s tenth birthday! I celebrated like most thirty-somethings with some retail therapy, a few drinks and a spot of lunch. My birthday shopping and dining had a retail value of around £130… However, me being me, I had a few tricks up my sleeve and got £90 worth of that for FREE!
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Becoming a Homeowner – One Year On
This time last year I was walking into the estate agents to collect the keys to our house. After years of saving and months of paperwork, the moment I collected the keys was actually a huge anticlimax. There were no party poppers or anyone ringing a bell, not even a shake of a hand… the lady simply handed me an envelope containing a key. Despite the lack of ceremony, I was elated that the wait was finally over.
Suddenly that year has flashed by and we have made the house our home. Looking back at the whole process has made me realise that I learnt a lot, so here are my tips for anyone saving to buy, or buying, their first house…
Spend Time, Save Money
Here’s ten things you can spend time doing to save money…
My Grey Garden Makeover
If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that my week has been spent transforming our garden. Shane and I have done absolutely everything ourselves and we couldn’t be happier with what we have achieved, especially as it has only cost us around £150!