We've seriously been looking at our options, and this is very 11th hour. Don't get me wrong, I still love the plans for our house - but having a slightly larger block is also very appealing and there are a few houses that have caught our attention.
You may remember a recent post about missing out on THE house - well as it turns out, it actually wasn't. The contract fell through, so I finally got an opportunity to inspect it, but the house just didn't feel right - so that got crossed off the list
Then I inspected another house (
Since then, we have found another two houses which we are very interested in. Both are large enough without having to extend, so it would mean a simple makeover rather than a hard core major reno. So (and you won't believe this) we have put our cottage on the market. I still feel our house is in a better location, and we already know lots of people in the street so it would be very sad to sell up - not to mention the time and money we have already invested into this project.
So this is where we're at: if we can get either of these two other houses we will sell ours, but if that plan doesn't work out, we'll keep our cottage and continue with the impending renovation. Either way, westendcottage will continue (just not entirely sure which cottage it will be.) Ahhgg, the stress of it all!
Generally when I am faced with a stressful situation, I whack my apron on and start baking. Somehow it seems to calm me. In the past I have tried imbibing in a bottle of red, but that somehow seems to create it's own problems (how else did I manage to get four children!)
Raspberry Friands was the treat of choice:
I love the little flower shape which is embossed into the bottom of each cake
Hot chocolate and cake for afternoon tea!