We christened our house 'The Ugly House' when we first saw it - e.g. 'Oh look, The Ugly House is still for sale'
When it was still for sale after six weeks, and Mark had got a job, and the seller had dropped the price, it started to look slightly less ugly, and slightly more... do-able.
Are you ready for some 'before' photos?
Look away now if you're easily disturbed.
This (apparently) is the kitchen... And yes, it's upstairs.. (Handy for a morning cuppa in bed)
This is the downstairs, which currently has a concrete floor and strip lights, but will soon be a lovely living room...
The stairs to the balcony are completely rotten and will soon be gone... (If you look closely you can see that the fourth step up is already missing)
That huge concrete water tank down the garden will one day be our swimming pool!
This is the upstairs landing which is nice and big and has a door onto the balcony...
And this is me on day one, still looking quite happy and optimistic...
What's the best way to get those stickers off the bathroom mirror?