Thursday, March 27, 2008


We didn't go away this Easter, having a) been too slack to organise anything, b) looked forward to spending some time relaxing at home and c) felt guilty about going away for a few days and leaving the cats behind (we're going to have to get over that). So, having a few days with no plans, we decided on Saturday to start looking at properties. We've been *talking* about buying a place for ages, but hadn't got any further than looking at places online and talking to the bank about loans, and even that only very vaguely. We called half a dozen or so agencies to arrange to view their properties, and went to see one of them that very afternoon. We loved it. We put in an offer. The owner accepted it. Eep!

Apart from being slightly manic trying to juggle a heavy week at work and trying to organise a mortage, a solicitor and all the other tedious things needed, we're really, really excited! It's a house! With a garden! And while there are certainly things we'd like to change (Vaughn will try to tell you otherwise, but secretly he loves the bright pink wallpaper in the main bedroom), it's entirely livable as is.

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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Turning two!

Two years ago I was drinking champagne with two of my bestest friends, my mum, my soon-to-be mother-in-law and my hairdresser. Vaughn was just getting up and preparing to pace nervously for a few hours. In a few hours we'd be arriving at the Carillon to exchange vows, and the rest, as they say, is history.

We're having trouble with the idea that it's been two years. Somehow it just doesn't make sense to us. It feels much more like forever - in a good way! Anyway, it's been a great couple of years and we're celebrating with a day off work, a lovely lunch at one of my favourite places, and a party tomorrow night with friends.