Yep, things are at a complete standstill here as I'm off work with a nasty virus 😢 I did a PCR test to make sure it wasn't you-know-what (it was negative) but I have all the classic symptoms of a flu like virus. I'm double vaccinated and I've had my flu shot so it's 'just' the nasty virus doing the rounds 🙄 Like an eejit I tried to keep going all last week but by Friday I was burst and had to stop. And I've been mostly in my bed since.
I've been binge watching Your Home Made Perfect on BBC iPlayer and anything by George Clarke on Channel 4 Catch Up. I'm getting loads of ideas to finish off my kitchen and bathroom then I can finally get the rest of the house and garden done.
In other news, my youngest son's girlfriend moved into the annexe with him. They're saving their money for a house deposit. Both have good jobs with the NHS and are very sensible with money. They've got their eye on a new build development nearby that starts next year so hopefully they'll be able to get on the property ladder soon. It's not as easy for the younger generation these days as it was for us in the 80s. When I got married at 20 (I know!!!) we had a mortgage 4 times my ex's annual salary of £7,000 and interest rates were 15%! But no deposit required. Both sets of parents helped us out and now it's my turn to help my kids get started 💖