The Mediocre Dad (formerly Henry's Blog) Blog

Damp-proof once and for all. 0

Damp-proof once and for all.

We weren’t initially expecting to add an entry today – the next big day on the agenda was supposed to be this weekend when Mark Nicholls comes down to help out. However, on Wednesday...

Our second junior visitor, plus a visit from the IKEA fairy 0

Our second junior visitor, plus a visit from the IKEA fairy

Having made what we thought would be a quick trip to the Brentwood IKEA (Diwalli traffic meant it actually took AGES to get there) on Saturday we are now the proud owners of 4...

Resumption of services 0

Resumption of services

When we bought this flat, we were expecting lots of challenges and hurdles, but never in our wildest nightmares could we have anticipated what we have had to put up with for the past...

More visitors, and lots more unpacking. 0

More visitors, and lots more unpacking.

Today was a day of mixed emotions. On the positive side we received more visitors, this time in the shape of Henry’s parents. They bought with them lots more furniture – big thanks for...

Painting and Decorating – the onslaught begins! 0

Painting and Decorating – the onslaught begins!

Day 2 in the flat was spent doing yet more van-loads worth of moving – including the first delivery from the Elliss & Mould garden-centre – plant mangling a guarantee! We also managed to...

Moving in Day – Finally it’s here! 0

Moving in Day – Finally it’s here!

We woke up expecting a hard day, and boy did we get that in spades. Thankfully we had a crew of strong and hearty labourers to help out – biggest thanks must today go...

Remember, remember, today is exchange and complete day!! 0

Remember, remember, today is exchange and complete day!!

Well, contrary to what we had previously thought, exchanging and completing wasn’t half as exciting as we thought. The solicitor called at about 9.30am and told me all the funds were ready, and that...

Exchange and Completion day set, packing in full swing! 0

Exchange and Completion day set, packing in full swing!

sWell, we’ve definitely got an exchange and complete day sorted – Friday the 5th of November, or as everyone else calls it, Henry Ni… I mean Guy Fawkes night. It’s all getting very near...

Our second viewing of the property, this time with camera! 0

Our second viewing of the property, this time with camera!

Here are some rather ‘interesting’ photos of our second more comprehensive look around the flat. This is where Henry was trying to convince me that we wanted to move into this property. So he...