So we finally did it- we found a house we both like.  An offer was made and accepted.  It’s a project and I’m really excited about it.  Here are some pictures I took during our second viewing.  I’m certain it’s all going to fall through but until that time here it is in all is 80’s glory. The house has been owned by the same family for 50 yrs.  The sweet old couple that live there were super nice to Esme (chatted with her and gave her cookies and a banana!) while we were poking around and taking photos.  Please keep us in your thought and send lots of good vibes and prayers that nothing goes wrong.

From the “morning room” looking into the kitchen.  The morning room is where they currently have a kitchen table and is part of the kitchen.

33 Milton Crescent

View from the kitchen into the morning room.  I’m really looking forward to remodeling the kitchen!

The dining room.  I’m not sure we’ll keep this as the dining room because it opens into the back garden and I think it would be better as a living room.

Fireplace in the dining room- ya that’s coming out!

Hallway- door to second bathroom

lovely second bathroom

4th bedroom- planning on this being Esme’s playroom

Then we have 3 more bedroom that pretty much look like this.  Every room needs some work.

Family bathroom.  I’m hoping this one won’t take 18 months to complete!

View from the front bedroom looking down at the front garden.

view from one of the back bedroom.  You can see the terrace patio and the garden.  There’s a mini allotment just beyond the property.  I’m hoping we can score some fresh veg if we make nice with them!  Beyond the allotment is the Micker brook.

As you can see this is a pretty big project but I’m thinking if we tackle one room at a time it won’t be so bad.  In the mean time all the rooms are livable.


  1. Mancais
    April 10, 2010 /

    I get a good feeling from the photos. Sending good vibes by the lorry load for you. TLP is brilliant at bathrooms if you don’t want to DIY it.

  2. Vic
    April 10, 2010 /

    OOOh its lovely. The great thing about a fixer-upper is that you can make it EXACTLY how you want it. Even if it takes some time. But it looks liveable for now, so you can manage as its done.

    Keeping everything crossed for you.

  3. Vic
    April 12, 2010 /

    It’s gonna be fab once you’ve taken out those lovely 80s features, and the old people’s toilet seat!

    • Lindy
      April 12, 2010 /

      Oh I was thinking about keeping the seat- nice and soft when you’re going to uuuum… eeer… be there a while.

  4. maria
    April 12, 2010 /

    Great!! house looks bright and roomy.. I wish you the hugest luck about getting it ‘redone’ ..hopefully you have better luck at lighting the fire under his ..uumm well.. you know.. But ya it’s all livable in the meantime.. I am SSO happy for you guys!! 🙂