Freya’s 1st Birthday Party

I’ve been quiet on the old blog for the last 6 days and that’s because we celebrated Freya turning 1 and surviving 365 days as parents. We held a party for her on Sunday 16th September, 3 days before her actual birthday and on the day itself we took her to Sealife in Scarborough for a day out which she loved.

Now we are over 1 week after the party date, I thought id indulge in a bit of party spam and share a bit more about the day itself.

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Saving for our own Home




All my recent posts about moving or doing up our house have made me reminisce about our own journey to owning this house and how we managed to save for it. We purchased our house in a village called Stamford Bridge which is around 10 miles East of York and if you’ve ever driven to Bridlington; then you’ve driven through it. If you fancy seeing just the highlights then you can watch the video I recently filmed with Post Office Money below.

We purchased our house which you can see above (this was the first photo we ever saw of the house when it came on the market), in June 2016 for £250’000.00. It was the absolute top of our budget at the time but we instantly fell in love with it once we’d been round it and put an offer in within 30 minutes of leaving the property. 12 Hours later on Saturday morning we had a call from the estate agents to advise us the property was ours and we were over the moon! The journey to this point was a rollercoaster and we had to cut back on things as well as compromise on our original location in a bid to get to that stage but I wanted to share that it is in fact do-able.

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William’s Den – a day out to remember

You may have seen on my Instagram yesterday that Bob, Freya and I were invited over to William’s Den in East Yorkshire for a fun-filled day out. We kindly accepted the invitation to go despite Freya being a little on the young side at the moment as we knew it could potentially be a destination for our days out in the future and wanted to find out more.

The idea for William’s Den started 5 years ago when Tor & Christian Carver realised the opportunity to create a space for children to play both indoors and outdoors, was there and something they could bring to life.

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