Although I’ve mentioned it a few times, I haven’t made too much of a ‘thing’ of it as I’m ever-cautious and after the history I’ve had, am too scared to get my hopes up in case it all gets snatched away from me, but K and I have decided to buy a house together. We are very much in the early stages of saving up and it’s going to be a long time before we start going out and viewing properties, but it’s something we have talked about and are aiming towards together.
That said, my previous dreams of how I would have my home when my debt was cleared and I could move out of mums is having to adapt slightly as there’s going to be a boy living there. I’m not sure he’d want to have the décor exactly the same as I do… I suppose I’m going to have to let him have some input aren’t I? (Say no, please).
As I’m forever seeing things I love and getting inspiration from websites, blog posts and Pinterest, I thought it would be a good idea to start a scrapbook of all the things I like, so when the day does eventually come that we get the keys to our first home together, I will have some idea of how I want the different rooms to look.
One particular area I’m looking forward to getting perfect is the garden. I want it to be fairly low-maintenance as I hate gardening with a passion and I want it to be a really relaxing place to be. I’m envisaging days lazing in the sunshine and BBQ’s with friends and family around us. I’m a total summer baby and when the sun’s shining I’m always to be found in the garden – albeit under a shade to stop my milk-bottle-white skin from burning!
Rattan furniture, a table with built-in fire pit and fairylights strung around to create a cosy look. This makes me think of glamorous ocean views abroad with a cocktail in hand – I’m sure I can recreate that same feeling in a back garden in Essex, right?