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 The last few weeks have been very busy ones. It’s included Easter holidays from work where I’ve been home at my parents for quite a few days with my beau to help them in the garden. The holidays have also included a royal wedding soiree at my in-laws house in celebration of the marriage of Prince William and his bride Catherine Middleton – (I’m such a sucker for pomp and circumstance) as well as the continuation of our own house-hunting. We’ve been to see several different property’s, which, for whatever reason, have not felt or been right (I won’t bore you today with pictures of those!)

However, last week we found one property which has interested both of us enough to seriously consider whether we could make it our home for the forseeable future. Want to see it?

Ironically, we’re old friends with the next door neighbour and her partner which would also be convenient for cat-sitting duties and social evenings. We love the fact that the property has a garden – something slightly bigger would have been nice – but the mixture of garden / lawn and patio area is perfect for us at this stage. I also really love the garden room complete with french doors and velux windows which has been built on to the back of the house. Full of light (and complete with radiator for those wintry nights) I can imagine (if we were to take it) spending a lot of time in there!

Our friends know the landlady and so have given us a glowing reference and hinted at asking for a reduction in rent – although sadly at this moment in time she is in Europe and the property is being fully managed by a local estate agent – so who knows if this will happen! I do believe that for a mid-terraced house, the rent is currently over-priced – especially as we are able to rent a semi or even detached house for not very much more money. Watch this space for more information and news!

UPDATE 12.05: Have put an offer in on the house above – and my friend has spoken to the landlady – so, all we have to do now is wait!! Fingers crossed ;-)