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Bathroom Fixing 2

A quick post to give some insight into my absence from my regular movie and Japan blogging: we’ve been renovating the bathroom. Tiling is a lot harder than I anticipated, especially when all my walls point in different directions! Getting closer to the point where I can put the bath and shower in and start using it as a bathroom again.

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Bathroom fixing 1

I’ve been taking a break from blogging about our trip to Japan to demolish and rebuild part of our bathroom. This has been quite a bit trickier than expected, you never know what you are going to find under old tiles and floorboards! Hopefully I’ll get back to more or less daily Japan updates soon but as you can see from the pictures below, there is still quite a bit of bathroom work to be done!

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Decorating/DIY Back Bedroom

Over the last year and a bit I have spent a lot of my time decorating 3 bedrooms in my house.  I tried to do as much as I could myself* and documented a lot of it with the intention of blogging about the steps as I went along.  You may have already seen my earlier post about decorating the front bedroom.  This post covers what I did next, which was decorating the back bedroom.

*by this I mean of course with lots of help from friends and family rather than having to get professionals in.

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Decorating/DIY Front Bedroom

Over the last year and a bit I have spent a lot of my time decorating 3 bedrooms in my house.  I tried to do as much as I could myself* and documented a lot of it with the intention of blogging about the steps as I went along.  Obviously I didn’t get round to doing this.  Here is a summary of the process of decorating the front bedroom with pictures.

*by this I mean of course with lots of help from friends and family rather than having to get professionals in.

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Buying a house x

It’s been a while since I posted here and a lot of things have happened in the meantime.  I don’t have time to summarise them all here but I’ll try to get in some retroactive posts to fill in the gaps soon.  The news for now is that I have exchanged contracts so, barring any major unexpected developments completion should happen next week.  It has been a long and sometimes difficult journey and it is nowhere near over just because I’m about to get the keys but it feels good to be moving forward finally!

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Buying a House # 5

I’ve been away from civilisation for a while at a wedding and then on holiday and then at a birthday party which hopefully you will be able to read about soon in their respective blog entries. [Note: because of the way I publish my entries, they will actually appear before this one]. So I have been without access to internet or phone (mobile or otherwise) for most of the last 10 days or so.   Continue reading

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Buying a House # 4

Been a quiet few days since the last post.  I must confess that I have been mostly dithering about who to use as a solicitor and which survey/surveyor to use.  This has of course been interspersed with me hiding in a corner thinking about how little I know what I am doing.  I have also been a bit lazy and avoiding making decisions a bit which is bad. Continue reading