When I first set eyes on our house, I knew I had found my dream home. It ticked almost all our boxes apart from the fact that it came with a high maintenance garden. We were not alone in thinking this was the perfect home. There were other interested parties who were as taken with its quirky charm as I was. Then followed a couple of weeks of nail-biting tension and something that bordered on a bidding war before we got the house.
Next came the tricky bit. Trying to make that house our home, decorating it to our taste and to suit our needs. M and I have diametrically opposing views when it comes to most life choices. We were constantly at loggerheads trying to decide what to buy and in what colours. All within the constraints of a limited time frame and an even more limited budget. And with a toddler in tow.