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Sarah Jess
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Just an ordinary couple on an extraordinary adventure
Just an ordinary couple on an extraordinary adventure

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Yes, we have a property crisis. But it's not impossible.
I bought my house in an expensive (but not London-crazy) part of the South East of England in 2014. It cost £225k and my boyfriend and I had a 15% deposit. How? I saved. I worked - even when I was a student. And I have never owned a car. I have always been ...
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Loft Storage: how built-in cupboards made our annoying eaves into useful space
source here I'm going to hold my hands up here and admit that I hate DIY. I don't have many practical skills and I'm lazy as sin. I'm more of an idea person than an execution person... ...Anyway, one of the many ideas I had to improve my house was to create...
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Bathroom Renovation: Slowly moving forward
It's been slow progress in the bathroom. This week has been a bit of a plod, and we seemed to stumble at every possible point. Nevertheless, we're five days in and things seem to be working out. view from the doorway When the floor tiles came up, the floor ...
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Bathroom Progress - no more doors!
Day one of the building work, and I hardly recognise the top floor of our house. ....It's so normal now. Going to the bathroom is no longer like playing a medieval game of tetris . Admittedly, it's far from finished. In fact, it's hardly been started, but i...
Bathroom Progress - no more doors!
Bathroom Progress - no more doors!
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Sometimes I forget how to be a 'grown up'
The last few months have felt oddly disparate. January was an incredibly busy month for me; I started a new job, celebrated an anniversary and quite a few birthdays. I also did a lot of work around the house.We painted all the downstairs rooms and 'finished...
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Tiny Dining Room Decor: I'm not afraid of dark paint!
 We spent Saturday at Homebase. Oh my god. Who knew picking paint was so hard? We already had a very good idea in mind of what we wanted...but getting it right was no easy feat. Yup, we were looking for a colour for our 'feature wall'. I know this conceopt ...
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The Dining Room gets a Look-in
My bathroom journey has hit a pot-hole, and I’ve learnt a very important lesson. Resources. Check their availability. Darn! This is the first thing you learn at marketing school! Just to give you some spiel: Your resources (Men, Money, Minutes) are vital fo...
The Dining Room gets a Look-in
The Dining Room gets a Look-in
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New Years' Resolutions: A Realistic Approach
A dusting of frost on the roof top I’ve been AWOL*, y’all. Sorry, I didn't mean to worry you! I can
actually hear Mrs. Weasley’s infernal scolding (‘Bed empty! Car gone!’) as I
type. I have a terrible work ethic: unless I must, I don’t, most of the time! I
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A Delightful December
2014 marks the first December I’ve been able to spend in my own home, and I’ve really enjoyed it. T and I splashed out and bought our first real Christmas tree from Berkshire Christmas Trees , which cost us £50 including delivery and the metal stand. As we ...
A Delightful December
A Delightful December
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Getting out of that rut: positive changes to make in 2015
Despite my apparently cheerful demeanour, I’ve been in
somewhat of a rut during the last few weeks, so I haven’t been writing. Now, bear with me: I didn’t plan for this blog to be a personal diary. I’ve
already spilt plenty of ink over petty sorrows in my t...
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