Dreams of owning our own home one day

At the grand old age of 35, I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m still not a home owner. I guess that part of growing up was never within my reach when I was younger, but now I’m older, it is something I think about often. I dream about it actually. I have this visions of bright, white freshness throughout the home with sprinkles of colour. I have ideas to knock down the wall dividing our toilet from our bathroom and having one big bathroom, with a shower cubicle!


I even have hopes to finally take a bulldozer to our back garden to make it into a space that can actually be used. At the moment, it’s an eye sore and makes me sad as when you have children, you do love a good back garden. There’s a random shed plonked in the middle {that belongs to the landlord} leaving the 14ft of space behind it overgrown and unusable. The rest of it is a mixture of madness and randomness, making the entire back garden pointless. If this property was ours, though, it would get leveled, EVERYTHING would go and we’d consider laying real turf to the entire space or possibly flagstones. It would look amazing! An epic space to finally be used for everything a garden can be enjoyed for.

We wouldn’t have any plants or flowers, like other gardens would have due to our youngest daughter having plant dermatitis, but I guess we would be happy with grass, a swing, slide and maybe even a playhouse. Then a lounge chair for Mummy, of course! 


With the garden being done {in my head…for now} I can imagine having the dining room window taken out and bifold doors fitted. Oh, just think of the light that would shine in! It’s enough to make you giddy! I’m such a huge fan of natural light and the more light that can take over our home, the better.

I can just see me now, the kids playing in the garden, the external aluminium bifolding doors fully open, a light breeze drifting over me as I sip my well-deserved cup of tea. Gosh, I’m even relaxed just imagining it! One day, though. One day.

Is there anything you’d like to have done in your home?



  1. 13/05/2016 / 9:39 AM

    If you’re unhappy with where you are renting why don’t you move? You could get somewhere with a better back garden for the children.

    • 13/05/2016 / 10:28 AM

      The weird thing is, we adore the area. It’s close to local shops, schools, the kids have friends here, as do we. For the first time in a long time we’re settled. Doesn’t stop me wanting a pretty back garden though haha

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