Nearly five months since our offer was accepted, we’ve now exchanged contracts on the flat and are it will be ours in ten days’ time. This is a huge relief, and now of course all the tentative plans can be, well, planned for properly.
We’ll have about 5 weeks of ownership before we have to move in, and there are a few priorities – see if the heating works, get our builder in to assess the work we’d like doing, not all of which we’ll be able to afford right away. Get to know our neighbours. A bit of decoration perhaps.
Actually the first thing going in will be the piano, and we’re already wondering if that’s going to be a Big Operation – the turn through the front door and into the ‘music room’ is very tight. Could be interesting!