Monday, March 20, 2006


Time for an update I rather think! as it's been so long since my last post. Lots have happened and I simply have'nt had time until now.

For a kick off we've moved house to a completely new part of the country - from beautiful Poole in Dorset to Birmingham (When I tell people this they always ask 'Why!'). Actually its not so bad, because of the price differential we were able to afford a much bigger house and still have money left over to do it up the way we want it. Its on a lovely tree lined avenue with a beautiful garden and backs on to pretty riverside parkland so we're not overlooked. The boys have much more room to roister doister in and lots of space for pell mell! They are being very good at the moment so no tales of horror to record.

We have big plans for the bathroom which is very dated and have been having great fun choosing and buying a new bath, vanity unit, shower cubicle ( we got a D shaped one) and want to put in a ground floor cloakroom under the stairs. This is going to cost a small fortune as we have to get planning permission (costs!), get new drains put in (costs a lot!!) Extend the cloakroom area into the utility area (costs more!) and then get the toilet and sink plumbed in (more cost!), then of course the electrician has to put in the extractor fan and lighting (even more costs!), the plasterer to finish off the walls (costs!) not to mention the cost of flooring and tiles! And all this just for a downstairs loo!!!!! and this is before we even start the bathroom!