So, THIS is our new house. After many years together of city living in a lovely flat in Edinburgh, full of period character, we decided to up sticks and move to the country. The house we bought is not at all what we thought we were after. We (that's the royal 'we' of course) thought we'd end up in a little countryside cottage full of charm and quaint little features. Oh no no no, that would've been too easy. Instead we took some insane notion and put all our hard earned cash into a 1970s retirement bungalow (I hate bungalows!) in desperate need of a revamp. It's not really that insane though as we are in a lovely part of the countryside yet commutable to Edinburgh and we have a huge garden to do lots with once my green fingers arrive. The word here is potential with a capital P. So stay tuned to follow our progress on how we transform this on pretty much a shoe string budget. We will be trying to incorporate many of the better retro Seventies features where we can. One day we hope to get an architect in to give it a whole new lease of life but until then, its just us equipped with a paintbrush, a few power tools, some elbow grease, little knowledge and lots and lots of enthusiasm..wish us luck!