I last updated our house buying journey at the beginning of June when we had just had our offer accepted and the solicitor was in the process of doing the relevant searches.
Ten long weeks have passed us by since then, weeks which have passed by rather quickly but with each day filled with stress and fear that something could go wrong and we could lose our dream home.
I don’t know what it is about Blackpool but I just adore the place. Where some may see poverty, drunkenness and an economy hit hard, like most British seaside towns, resulting in a widespread drug problem, I see sun, sea, sand and a chance for my toddler to have fun.
Living in the city centre can be lots of fun, you are close to loads of bars and restaurants, work is only a stone’s throw away and you have the world of shopping on your doorstep; one thing I do worry about though, is the air quality.
Last weekend we were invited to the CBBC Summer Social with our toddler Dex to experience what its like to attend a festival without alcohol but with the same sorts of crazy people, only ones who are 3ft tall.
We are literally days away from completing on our first ever owned family home and my brain is full of plans and ideas of what we need to do and what is to come over the next months and years.
What a strange week this has been. I had to take time off work for the first time since my last pregnancy, which is not like me at all.
I’ve just come to the end of my eighteenth week of pregnancy and things are starting to feel so much more real with very regular baby kicks and a big bump starting to form!
Since the launch of the Lifetime ISA over a year ago, I have championed how great they are for first time buyers and have told anyone who will listen that it’s one the best ways to save for a deposit for their first home.
A bit of a quiet week this week, not very much to report at all.
Since Dexter started in his new nursery, he no longer gets his evening meal provided like he did at his childminder’s, so we are back to trying to balance working full time and creating exciting and delicious, yet nutritious evening meals that we can all enjoy as a family.