Fidor – The Facebook Bank

A look at Fidor Bank, which launched with interest rates tied to "likes" on its Facebook page.

Fidor Bank I might be a bit late with this one, but I wanted to be a bit cautious and dip my toe in the water before crowing too loudly about it. A few months ago, I heard about Germany’s Fidor Bank, and its premise – online banking, social media-style – grabbed my attention straight away. It launched in the UK on Friday, and […]

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Ombré Staircase – Work In Progress

Ombré Staircase - Work In Progress. This green ombré stair project was a great way to put some personality into our home. Click on the picture to see the project in progress, and how I did it.

Work in progress report for my ombré painted stairs – Ever spent any time on Pinterest? I hadn’t, until a few months ago.  I didn’t get it at first, but when I realised I’d be getting my hands on my own house, I started compiling ideas for decorating and gardening, as many do. It’s been extremely useful, but it’s also […]

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We Bought A House!

We Bought A House! Click on the picture to see the gory pictures of the DIY and decorating project we've given ourselves.

We’ve got something to tell you… So… it’s been a while! I’d delayed updating the blog on purpose – it’s not exactly true that I wanted to delay it this much, but I guess one thing led to another, one week led to a month, and here I am. But I had a good reason – We bought a house! Yep, it was […]

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What April Did – First Steps To Buying Our First House

Click on the picture to read about the process of finding our first home together, and why we had to wait for the month of April to set the house-buying wheels in motion.

First Steps To Buying Our First House For the last year, we’ve been waiting for April. Waiting and planning, and waiting some more, and then all of a sudden it was here, and then all of a sudden, lots of things actually happened. Why the wait? Well, that was pretty cryptic, but it just means that everything has moved not […]

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