Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Giving Up

Today is Shrove Tuesday, and Lent is almost here again. Last year I didn't give anything up, but chose to take up blogging every day. This year I've decided to give up (drum roll please)... Facebook! 

This should really have been what I gave up last year, but I couldn't bring myself to do it. This year, I really couldn't care less as I don't even go online every single day like I used to, and only spend about 5-10 minutes on Facebook on average (well, give or take a few...) 

Had I done this last year, I think I may have reaped the benefits of having more time. This year I don't think it'll make a huge difference, but maybe I'll manage to do something productive with my the extra few minutes I gain each day. I'm beginning to get my priorities right in life and realise what really matters. I don't think I'll give up Facebook permanently like one of my (very sensible) friends, because I do keep in touch with a few people through social networking. But my 40 days in the wilderness may cause Facebook to dwindle into even more of an insignificance in my life. 

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Our New Home

As promised, here are the photographs of our new house. I'm sorry they've been such a long time coming. There's been a lot going on in my life recently, and blogging has had to take the back seat for a while.

Spud, letting himself in for the first time, having just picked up the keys from the estate agents 


The living room


The dining room (all 25 feet of it!)


The kitchen (from three different angles)




The master bedroom (our bedroom)




The spare bedrooms. No prizes for guessing the previous owners had daughters!



The bathroom, complete with double shower and bath with whirlpool action!



We were very lucky with our purchase as we nearly ended up with something that was literally half the size. Because this property was repossessed we got an excellent price. We are looking forward to moving in when we get married in August! In the meantime, we are getting in about twice a week to work on it.