I Love This Place

There are many great things in life and things I am grateful for, even though I may struggle with feeling happy all the time and fighting self doubt I can’t help but love life when I get to wake up to a view like this…

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And though I used to fight against any washing up as a kid who can complain when you get to wash up with this view….

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Even though we are still struggling to sell our house it is still nice to see this view and think of the future and what will be our dream home and the start of the rest of our lives. I really can’t wait to see things start happening.

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As I have just mentioned, we have still had no success with the sale of our house, this is beginning to get frustrating now, I know I said this blog would be all about the building process and showing the house grow up. Sadly nothing has happened so there has been nothing to blog about. So I will also be blogging about my weight loss and Snowdon Challenge, as well as the house.

So at the moment we have been working on getting the caravan up to snuff, so we are trying to insulate the place a little more. We have new rubber seals on the windows,which so far has made a MASSIVE difference. Not only with regards to warmth but also noise from the rain, wind or road. We got lucky, we hadn’t even thought about it but we stumbled across this stuff in Lidl. £1.78 for 8m of it, total bargain!!

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We have also bought new carpet, cheap from the end of roll left overs. We have also got on order some new fancy pants underlay that is apparently very good. So we are going to lay the underlay on top of what we have already (the lovely pink carpet) then the new stuff on top in the hope it helps to insulate the floor a little more.

We have bought some thermal lining for curtains to add and hopefully help the windows not loose as much heat. Along with thermal curtains to hang on the doors we have a new oil radiator to keep the room nice and snug at night.

Another big change is that we ripped out the dinning room seats and table to be replaced with a set of shelves for a pantry and a folding table to be my desk. This area is currently a lino flooring so we are going to put carpet down here and then a strip of lino to help insulate and update the kitchen floor.

I will post some pictures once we are done with the modifications and updates to the flooring. I think it will make a big difference. We have have also been improving the outside. As the weather has turned we have put a path in place as it was getting a tad muddy. Well we are mostly done with the path, it has just taken a lot longer than we thought. We also need to finish the decking walkway and steps up to the caravan and then we plan to clad the bottom of the caravan and insulate that too.

We are trying to work as much as possible in the evenings and weekends to get bits done while still splitting our time between the caravan and our house while we wait for that to sell.

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