I knew at some stage after our OE we would have to bite the bullet and do something mature with our lives like buy a house. If I knew how difficult it was going to be I would have grabbed a tent, headed for the hills and washed my hands of the whole idea of home ownership. Firstly you need to learn a new language - I thought a lim was something that got amputated if you got frostbite. Then you need to fill out multiple applications to access your own money, more applications for the bank's money and then figure out what money belongs to the house from EQC claims. It's all a bit much really. So we are currently annoying at least a dozen different agencies a day trying to get all the stars to align (I'm half expecting the insurance company will need a blood sacrifice before they give us an answer) in order to put a roof over our heads and be real grown ups.
Rachael and Jeremy