Showing posts from October, 2018

Getting Back To Basics

Hello Everyone, 
So I thought that I would write a little reflective piece on a few things that I wanna talk about. 
I feel as though this new transition that I am going through is making me re-access everything that is important to me. 
This is not in a bad way, just in a natural way. 
I've always been a little bit of an over thinker and I hope that once I have these things written down that my head might become less busy. 

My Passions 
I thought I would start with the things that I am the most passionate about - I guess that on the top of the list is this blog. 
I love Hideaway and everything that it gives me... it gives me a platform in which to express myself and also, its kind of an online diary. 
 I know in myself that I haven't been as posting as much as I would like... but to combat this, I will be setting up an office in the new house. 
At the moment, my flat is filled with boxes and with bags everywhere, so I really don't want to take pictures and I struggle to find a spa…

An Early Fireworks Night & Another Update

Hello Everyone,
So once again, its been a little while, so I felt like I wanted to write a recap post to let you in on whats happening. 

So aside from the immense task of buying a house, we have been going on with our day to day life. 
I'll admit that I knew that buying a house would take up alot of time, but I had no idea just how much it would but my emotions through the ringer. 
 It has also not been as straight forward as I would have liked and there have been bumps along the road... but I think that we are out the other side. 
I'm not complaining though, I know that it will all be worth it. 
We actually got to see how the new house is getting on last week. It was the first time that Luke got to see it and I think he now knows that it is all going to be worth it.
We just need a move in date! 
You may recall from the last post, that Diego had a mystery lump on his head. 
It turned out that he had been in a fight with another cat and part of the others cats claw had got caught in h…

A House Update!

Hello everyone, 
So I thought that I would share a little update about the new house as I got the chance to go and visit it on Friday! 
So it was really exciting to see what I had actually bought. 

The story goes that I bought it looking at the house plans and the area outside it alone.
 I had up until this point looked at alot of two bedroom properties so I had a good idea as to what I wanted. 
I looked mainly around the Northampton area as that is where I currently live and I found that the houses were quite small. Luke and I were prepared for this as we are first time buyers. 
However, when I saw this property online I knew a good thing when I saw it. It is in the neighbouring town of Wellingborough - where alot of people had previously recommended. 
I put an offer in on the Monday and bobs your uncle, by Tuesday it was mine. 
This is obviously pending paperwork going through. 
Its was a kind of all the stars aligned kinda story as we had spoken to a couple of other sites and all their hous…

Autumn is Here!

Hello Everyone, 
So I thought that I would share a few images from our walk around the park this evening. 

As I've said before this is my favourite time of year so I love getting out and see the leaves change colour. 

Oh and finding massive leaf piles to jump in. 

I'm trying to be more mindful about taking care of myself so walks are a great way for me to do this. 
Also, its free and while we are buying a house we are trying to make the most of what we have available to us. 
After a busy shift at work, it was nice to take a moment in the madness to refocus and recharge. 

Our Local friendly squirrel

I always look forward to Halloween and bonfire night so much that I don't mind the cold that is slowly taking over. 
I think there is something nice about pulling on jumpers and huddling under blankets and shutting the cold out. 

Luke low key looks like slenderman....

LIFESTYLE : I'm Back After A Month... And Some More Goals

Helllloooo Everyone, 
So I am back after almost a month of radio silence. 

I have to say, I think that I needed to take a step back off of the computer and take a month to myself to process what was going on in my personal life. 
If you haven't read any of my recent posts then I will fill you in. 
At the end of August, my Fiancee and I were told that our flat was being sold and it literally felt like the end of the world. In looking back this statement feels a little dramatic but for a good 24 hours I was in shock.
  We had rented this place for two years and we had a long term plan it just wasn't time to enact it. 
I felt rather overwhelmed. 
Lucky for me, Luke and My Dad have their heads screwed on and we very quickly started the process of buying a house. We had the deposit already but we wanted to clear all our debts before we moved but we were just a few months short of doing so.
We had a few set backs and a few disappointments. 
We had a few sleepless nights and alot of waiting…