Ben and Barry's Blog

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Before, During & Finished!!

Well we've been here 6 weeks now, and we're now completely done!! Have a look at the pictures below:
  • Left pic - Before - be warned, previous owners taste was a bit vile!
  • Middle pic - Empty
  • Right pic - After - when those with taste have dressed the house
Click the pictures to make 'em bigger!

Master Bedroom
Spare Bedroom
Spare Bathroom
Lounge 1
Lounge 2
Lounge 3
Study (Bedroom 3)


Monday, August 28, 2006

D.I.Y. Crazy!!

Well we haven't updated the blog for ages, as we moved!! For the last 3 weeks we have manicly been unpacking and doing endless flatpack! Finally we're in, unpacked and all the boxes are gone, so find below all the updates from the last month and a half!


Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Boxes, Boxes, Everywhere...

...its moving day!! Having been packing for the past 2 weeks, and frantic packing over the last 2 days, finally everything is away, waiting the moving men! Its been hectic, and theres boxes filling up all the free space. Definitely won't be moving again in a hurry!!

Lounge full of boxes

Spare room full of boxes


Saturday, July 29, 2006

The Cleaners that didn't Clean!

I hired Housekeepers of Basingstoke to clean the house before we move in next Wed, and unfortanutely they didn't do a very good job at all. I could still write my name on the kitchen cupboards after they left, so phoned to complain. They came back and "corrected" it. Then after they had gone again we kept getting black feet in the kitchen, so we wiped the surfaces with Wilko own brand wipes and they still came away black, after this supposed 2nd clean!! So basically don't bother hiring Housekeepers to clean you house!!! Needless to say I also got a fairly large discount off the price!


Friday, July 28, 2006

The House owners that didn't Move!

We were supposed to exchange keys today at noon, but the people weren't ready and asked if they could have until 2pm, I said OK. At 2 I arrived at the house to find it still full of furniture! We then asked then to phone when they were done and clear so we could enjoy a glass of champers. They phoned at 6, so we beetled down to the house to find them still packing!! He gave us one set of keys, and we decided to give up trying on Friday. On Saturday they were still packing the garage, and they still had a set of keys and said they would be clear. I hoped they would as the cleaners were due. However on Sunday they still weren't clear, and it wasn't until Sunday afternoon that I got all the keys!!!


Tuesday, June 13, 2006

House for Rent in Basingstoke

Anyone want a house to rent in Basingstoke? Then look no further than Stukeley Road in Hampshire, RG21!


Wednesday, May 24, 2006

House Update!

The sellers want to holiday before they emigrate back to Australia, so now the house move is on 28th July, 3 weeks earlier!!


Saturday, May 20, 2006

House Trip

Went upto Basingstoke today for an outing to measure up the new house windows for curtains and generally have a nose around! We took pics of all the rooms, which you can see from a link on the right. The pictures run from the 3rd floor all the way down to the bottom. We can't wait!!

The front

The back garden


Friday, April 28, 2006

House Exchanged Today

Got a bit of good news today, that the house has been exchanged. The big moving date is 18th August!


Monday, March 06, 2006

Bought a house today!

Have been looking at round houses for a while. Put an offer in on one on Friday and have been waiting to see! Slightly higher offer was accepted today, so fingers crossed we'll exchange in a month and move in August!

Its a 3 story town house in Beggarwood, Basingstoke. Its very roomy and has a huge lounge and walk in wardrobe! We're dead excited and looking forward to moving in!!