I think when we grow up, if we’ve had a stable upbringing, say both parents around, a comfortable home and no violent neighbours or family disruptions, it can lead us to be a little complacant about what we want when we grow up. It can be all to easy to assume we will be able to have a similar house […]» Read more
Neat & Tidy Gardens at Last!Getting your garden to look lovely is not always easy, especially when you have to content with weeds and other nasties growing in your lawn. With the amazing new ranges of artificial grass on the market, there is no need to plod around with your lawnmower or get the rake out! Artificial grass offers an eco friendly, pet and child friendly solution to your garden problems, looking fantastic in the process!
Making Your Home SecureHome security is vital these days, and there are lots of ways to increase the security for your home. These home security cameras are effective and subtle. Having recorded images when there is a break in or attempted access to your home can help to get justice for the perpertrators as well as provide valuable evidence should you require it.
I do love it when new neighbours move in – not something that has happened very often to me – and something I’m gradually getting used to. We all moved in together as each house was completed and gradually over the years, almost all the other 9 houses have changed hands. I didn’t really get inside the house that’s changed […]» Read more
The price of housing these days is staggering to most folk over the age of 40. We remember back to the days when we bought our first flat for £1k and then moved up through a succession of properties until reaching our forever home – the 3 or 4 bedroomed detached out in a quiet village or suburb. Today’s youngsters […]» Read more
We live in some very challenging times. This was brought home to me recently when away on a short continental break. Being amongst folk you’ve never met before and who you don’t know anything about can be exciting and invigorating. There was a really old chap and his lady wife, both in their late 80s. He had a very distinct […]» Read more
There is definitely a thing about buying houses over here that you don’t necessarily get overseas. Particularly on the european continent. I have just got back from a short trip and saw a couple of german cities – things ar exactly the same as a visit I made in the 1990s and I was so impressed with how clean and […]» Read more
This has been a most interesting few weeks for me. My neighbour told me last year that due to family circumstances it was very likely he and his nice quiet wife would have to move away, down towards where their grandchildren live. This wasn’t entirely unexpected as they have been running back and forth for a couple of years now, […]» Read more
There hae been so many changes in the property buying market over the last couple of years – from there not being anywhere near enough properties to buy in the first place, to there being the homes, but not enough finance available. Having said that, today on the bews there was an article about this being the cheapest ever period […]» Read more
Once we have our career sorted, money coming in nicely, there are fewer things of more importance than buying the bricks and mortar in which to keep ourselves happy, warm and dry. Then there’s the small matter of whether to marry our long term partner and joint house buddy and buyer. Things are certainly done in a more unusual way […]» Read more
Wow that year went quickly – no sooner had I been babbling happily about the Christmas parties and unfortunate mishaps that came with them, than we hit Easter and then the summer holidays. It does seem as though this last 12 months has gone racing past much faster than any previous set of 12 – although it could of course […]» Read more
There is a truly wonderful thing about December arriving – knowing that the summer is definitely somewhere to be worked towards and looked forward to. So for the time being all we have to do is know what we are supposed to be doing in the months leading up to the holidays. The point of the travelling away from home […]» Read more