The Hopbine

Renovation: End of phase 2 (we own the Hopbine)

So the decision is in. Our house now officially belongs to us. Hurrah. It is the end of phase 2. I honestly never thought we would get here. If you’ve told me in January that before the baby is born we would own the Hopbine I would have laughed. I would not have believed you.… Continue reading Renovation: End of phase 2 (we own the Hopbine)

The Hopbine

Renovation phase 1: selling our home

When I look back to when we decided to sell our family home it all comes rushing back. We didn’t just put the house on the market. We had a massive list of things to prep it first. It’s easy to forget the effort involved in selling as well as actually moving or buying. A… Continue reading Renovation phase 1: selling our home

The Hopbine

Renovation end of phase 2: the survey decision

Our survey has been done. We have hauled in as many favours as we could with our friends in the trade, MrSlender has worked night and day. We have a working kitchen, a working bathroom, all windows have been replaced, downstairs has been plastered except a tiny bit round the front door (as we are… Continue reading Renovation end of phase 2: the survey decision