Oh The Joys Of House Hunting

ee52afdde72c53b057a52eb3d2e7bad4

Who knew finding a house to rent could be quite so stressful?! Well my friends I have just come out the other side of the house hunting hell…I made it through but not without a few bumps and bruises!

So not only do you spend hours trolling sites like Rightmove and Gumtree which I swear I could dictate word for word right now but also you have to deal with the incessant need for letting agents to call you up…..HELLO!! I specifically wrote in my email I am at work so don’t call me!! But no they call you anyway so when you leave work you have numerous voicemails to listen to….but not just the positive ones the ones who don’t have anything for you still feel the need to call?! WHAT?!!

So once you get over this you may find some you like….so you try and book some viewings…did you know that most letting agents start viewings at 10am and finish at 4:30pm – I mean how helpful could they be…its not like we all work these days! So its a Saturday viewing or nothing….so you arrange on Monday to view on Saturday to only go and find out on Tuesday its gone!

Sometimes you don’t even go through an agency so you meet the landlord face to face….GREAT!  So you put all your effort into looking nice…no messy hair or weekend casuals today! You try your hardest to make them like you…you are your honest slightly strange self but you know that most people love your family so what could go wrong…right?! Oh no you get a rejection text….we went with a young family who we felt would be more suited to our property…I’m sorry you want small children drawing on your walls, wrecking your house? WELL THATS FINE!! Don’t take it personally she said….well I’m sorry but I do….how could she not like us! The mean cow bag!

So after weeks of dealing with this roller coaster ride of emotion….the house turns up that is a bit more than you willing to pay…a bit bigger than you needed (but hey how helpful is two bathrooms) but when you walked in it felt like home and you know that is your home.

The art of house hunting is holding on and being prepared for a bumpy ride but at the end of all your hard work will pay off – you will find your home just like I have….then you just have to deal with the moving day…

 

 

 

Hungry Hannah: Chocolate & Peanut Butter Bars

Now these bad boys are for when your feeling like you need a calorific pick me up! And to top it off they are super easy to whip up a batch 🙂

Ingredients

175g Crunchy Peanut Butter

75g Light Muscovado Sugar

6 Tbsps of Golden Syrup

175g Oats

150g Milk Chocolate

Method

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees

Melt the peanut butter, sugar and syrup  in a sauce pan on a low heat until smooth.

Remove from the heat and pour in the oats, mix all together.

Pour into a shallow tin and bake for 25 minutes.

Melt the chocolate over a low heat.

Once cooled pour over the melted chocolate and stick in the fridge until set

Once set, chop and serve.

 13183238_10153884619284597_2063737696_n 13219591_10153884619409597_329100265_n

 

Moaning Monday

87e837372383881f68b81a733a08ddcd

So we all get that sinking feeling on Sunday night when you realize Monday is just around the corner. They don’t call it the ‘Monday Blues’ for nothing you know?!

So today I decided I needed to let off some steam and well you know have a little moan….

Hannah’s Monday Moans

Why can I only watch one episode of Game of Thrones a week…why can’t they release the whole series in one go- I HATE WAITING!!!

Why did the sun have to show its face for 1 mere second then bugger off again….I didn’t even get a chance to get my pasty white legs out!!

Why did my nice neighbor have to give me a box of celebrations to eat….now I can stop gorging on mini chocolates.

Why did it have to rain today…I’ve just my my hair cut and the mixture of rain and humidity did not help my new shorter do.

Why did I not eat of my weekend treats at the weekend…now I feel obliged to eat them which means me going full fat is extending into weekdays.

and finally…

Why can’t I find the perfect house to rent…I can’t be that much of a house snob can I?!

AND RELAX….

Anyone else need to let off some steam….let it rip people!!

 

News Flash – Look Who’s Arrived…

Have you seen…have you heard??? Of course you have people the SUN is here!!!

That means…

Legs out, arms out and men yep its tops off time!!

Slap that fake tan on…here there and everywhere…oompa lumpa look here we come!

Sandals and flip flops are the go to footwear…oh crap our feet haven’t been exposed for a while!!

Right grab the nail varnish and quickly paint your toe nails…that will hide any crap for a bit!

Mini shorts are everyone’s best friend…tank tops…bellies out…we don’t care the SUN has arrived!

Primarni on a daily basis looks like it has been raided….we need everything…bikinis, shorts, hats, sunnies and oh a beach bag!!

So what’s next now we look ready for the summer minus the tan…oh yes its BBQ time!

Load up the trollies at the supermarket with the fodder and alcohol….who cares if its all bad for you…your still pretty chubs now anyways…bring on the grub!

Forget those cardigans ladies who needs them?! We sure don’t!

Blink…

Oh shit its raining….it’s gone cold!!!

Well it is England!

8541d755d571ef73bfb3437705d6de65 (1)