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Sunday, March 01, 2015

The Sunday Post #25 - Buying Our First Home

For a while Chris and I have wanted to get our own place. Despite having the money to be able to afford to move out and rent our own place, we wanted to get some money together for a deposit to buy our own place. A few months ago we worked out that we had a decent amount of money together to start thinking about buying our own home, and after speaking to a mortgage advisor it was confirmed that yes, we could buy somewhere, and we had a budget in mind. Then started the fun part of looking around all sorts of houses and flats, which I loved because I like being nosey at how everyone likes to decorate. Then a couple of times we thought we'd found the right place for us, but we always seemed to be outbid on our offers. Then on Tuesday we were shown the flat of our dreams. We were originally put off of this flat as it wasn't where we were looking to buy, and it was only a 1 bedroom when we'd prefer a 2 bed, but the estate agent insisted we should take a look. Boy are we glad we did because we fell in love, and put an offer in there and then, and Wednesday morning it was confirmed, it was ours.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Lush Luton Valentine's Event

It's no secret that I'm a Lush addict, you only have to look through this blog and you'll see it mentioned thousands of times. I can't get enough of their bath bombs, and I constantly have a 'Lush stash' tucked away in my bathroom. My friends have even joked that I'm an expert, and often take me into Lush with them when they want help looking for a product. So when Lush Luton invited me to their Lush Valentine's event I was super excited, being in a Lush store after hours where I could go play with as many products as I wanted, count me in!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Giving Up Sugar - Update

A couple of weeks ago I talked about how I was attempting to give up sugar for 6 weeks, I'm now over halfway through my 6 week sugar detox programme from Happy Sugar Habits, and I thought I'd update on how I'm doing. I mentioned in my original post that my relationship with sugar is awful, before I started this I couldn't go a day without a bar of chocolate, and yet I wondered why I was struggling to lose weight and live a healthy style. The worst part of it is that I'd binge eat sugary snacks, and then just feel awful after, so the things that I craved didn't even make me feel good! By taking part in the Happy Sugar Habit detox programme I'm hoping to learn to be able to cut sugar out of my life, or at least learn to control it.