Word of the week – 13/03/15

Last Friday, my word of the week was ‘sold’. We had sold my flat and I was super excited about starting the search for a new house to start our little family in.

Well, the search is already over. I can’t quite believe it, but my word of the week just a week later, is



We have already found a house, offered on it and it’s been accepted. ┬áThat makes us sound super efficient, but actually, we had viewed the house the weekend before the sale at an open day and loved it, but the agents were asking for offers that week, with proof of deposit, mortgage agreement etc, which we couldn’t do, as we were still waiting for our sale to complete.

So we dismissed it, but felt heartened that there were properties coming onto the market finally that suited our needs and were within budget.

Then, after our sale, we started to look again and were shocked to see the house still on the market.

On Monday, we had a mortgage agreed in principal and by Tuesday we had our offer accepted.

The vendors still need to find somewhere to buy, so we don’t know when we will move, but I am so so excited. We have our own home, with loads of space, a lovely garden and all in a really pretty village.

I also feel suddenly really grown up. It’s mad really, I’m a married, 32-year-old woman, with a good job and a baby on the way, but buying a three bedroom house has suddenly made me feel grown up.


The Reading Residence


  1. March 15, 2015 / 10:33 pm

    Ah congratulations so exciting! Buying a home is such a big step and just so exciting. We bought our first home together six years ago now but it’s only really been in the last year that we finally have the disposable income to do it up the way we want- we have spent the week decorating actually, and even after six years I am so proud of the little home we have created to together. x

    • heelsandhooves
      March 16, 2015 / 10:26 am

      Ah thank you Katie. It does seem like a big step and super exciting all at the same time. My husband keeps coming home with these grand plans about what he wants to do with the house already and I keep telling him we need to slow down as we won’t be able to afford to do it all at once as you say! I hope your decorating is going well – I’ve seen bits of your house on your blog and it’s gorgeous! Look forward to seeing the latest update xx

  2. March 16, 2015 / 11:16 am

    Congratulations! Very exciting and I hope it all goes smoothly for you. I remember moving from our flat to our house, and it did feel so much more grown up! Thanks for sharing your news with #WotW

    • heelsandhooves
      March 16, 2015 / 2:28 pm

      Thanks so much! I’m not sure I like being a grown up! Lol xx

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