All entries for Monday 06 November 2006
November 06, 2006
So today my first mortgage payment was debited from my bank account! Being an official home-owner suddenly seems a bit more real!!
Yesterday, my parents came around for tea. It was really nice to be able to invite them around to my flat and give them food – I won’t say ‘cook’ them food as I think that is over-egging it a bit. We just had garlic slices, feta, peppers and chillis in oil, cold meats, salsa, houmous, breadsticks to start and then beef burgers with onions and cheese. Yum yum. I would have liked to ‘cook’ something more credible but Mom bought the burgers and insisted we have them! I was going to do Pumpkin Soup but forgot to get the recipe off Casey – oops.
The first day that I got the keys to my flat, the man who sold it to me gave me some champagne, chocolates and flowers as a gift so we opened the champagne and had that with dinner and had the chocolates after. I think that was the first time I have had champagne with a beef burger!
We also got some more odd jobs done around the flat at the weekend. My dad made me some great new shelves last week for my bedroom so we fitted those in place properly – and naturally, decorated them with fairy lights!
And my aunt bought me a really lovely clock for my lounge. It is especially nice because I was with her and my cousins when I went to New York and Grand Central Station.
The flat is getting more and more homely every day and I feel really settled there already. It feels like I have lived there for ages!
Oh – except I am still waiting to get my sofa!