November 06, 2006

I am a proper fully fledged adult…

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!

Mom and Dad

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.

My cool clock

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!

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  1. Justin Greaves

    Glad to hear the house is coming along so well. It is also good to see that after asking ‘Do I really look 17’? you can now confidentially assert that you are a ‘proper fully fledged adult’!

    06 Nov 2006, 17:12

  2. Eleanor Lovell

    Thanks Justin. Yeah – i’m old enough to have a mortgage but do I look old enough to buy wine?!? Hmmmm

    06 Nov 2006, 17:15

  3. ross Markham

    Hi, el! how are you? so you have got your own place now! looks like you mum and dad are well! would be good to catch up at some point had graeme round today for a coffee, dont get to see him that much how as hes living in london with his girl friend! anyway hope your well!

    Ross x

    06 Nov 2006, 20:15

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