So, The Man and I have started looking at houses to buy.
How very grown up of us, I know.
Let me just start by telling you one other thing that I know -
Houses: They aren't cheap. Houses in London: They especially aren't cheap.
So anyway, being the grown up that I am, I went onto a few of the UK estate agent websites and then emailed all the links to my dad. Because you see - when I "look at houses online" I don't really see mortages/bonds, % interest rates, deposits, monthly repayments (or interest only repayments), investment, the differences between leaseholds, freeholds and wadda wadda. I see "oooooh! look at that shitty old wall! Don't you think it would look amazing in navy!" (Yes. Yes it would) and "Wow this house is basically falling apart - those floors are revolting and that bathroom looks like it's growing it's own cheese plantation - WHAT A FUN DIY PROJECT FOR THE WEEKENDS!!! HEY WARR!!! HEY!! HEY?!". I found a few "gems" online - and by "gems" I mean "dirty-carbon-fossils" that need to be fashioned into diamonds over a lot of time. I emailed The Man some of the houses that I found and started most of my emails off with a
"Don't cry when I show you this, but I found the one house that we can afford..."
"Ooooh! I found the perfect house for us! It's so lovely and quaint!* And it's in a Shrubbery Road! That's basically straight out of Harry Potter. And, WHO doesn't want to live in Harry Potter? Exactly"
Warr: Ok cool! Send me the link!
Me: um. No.... I'm gonna need to.. um... talk you through this one.... it needs a bit of modernisation*
*needs modernisation: Estate agent jargon for hahaha ha suckers.
So, I'm just gonna put it out there, if anyone has a free house they are would like to donate to us
you can just inbox me.
My contacts details are above.