?

Log in

No account? Create an account
entries friends calendar profile Previous Previous Next Next
Growing concerns - shadows of echoes of memories of songs — LiveJournal
j4
j4
Growing concerns
Read 44 | Write
Comments
brightybot From: brightybot Date: April 12th, 2010 07:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
I haven't read all the comments below, so I hope I'm not repeating what anyone else has said... I just wanted to say that you might want to think about getting an oven regardless, simply because if / when you come to sell the place to someone else, they might be put off by the lack of oven. I say this from a position of having just been trying to sell a house without a parking space - we didn't give a damn about it, but it turns out everyone else in the world wants a parking space. I know it's a bit odd to think about selling your place when you've only just bought it - I guess it depends on the time frame you're thinking of staying there for. Andrew would like to add (cos he can't be arsed to comment separately) that his parents bought a Remoska and didn't get on with it terribly well - but they are elderly and particular about their cooking requirements.

In other news, yes that bit of Dr Who with the food was total rubbish wasn't it? The rest of the episode was good though. And great news re the garden - I love Spring and getting started with the garden again. I'm still trying to get ours tidy at the moment after the winter and also neglecting it horribly last year - but I might try and find the time to get some tomatoes etc growing in pots - I don't want to do too much because we'll be moving in a few months. Good luck with yours - have you got 2 apple trees so they'll pollinate each other? Not a problem if you have other apple trees near by. Love your idea of only growing stuff you can eat - thinking about what I want to do in the new place that may be largely true for us too (I'm counting lavendar as edible), although I don't think that I'll make it a rule.
addedentry From: addedentry Date: April 13th, 2010 10:34 am (UTC) (Link)
You're right, of course, about one day selling the house: I do expect us to install an oven but I was in two minds about a dishwasher precisely because it seems to be moving from luxury to expectation.

It's ironic that one of the advantages of home ownership is being free to paint the walls purple, but you can't paint the walls purple because future purchasers won't approve! (-:
monkeyhands From: monkeyhands Date: April 13th, 2010 08:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's ironic that one of the advantages of home ownership is being free to paint the walls purple, but you can't paint the walls purple because future purchasers won't approve! (-:

This made me laugh, but then I thought "Actually...no."

The programmes about decorating your house with minimalist cream interiors make people think that people want to buy houses with minimalist cream interiors. But actually, people want to decorate houses with minimalist cream interiors. That's why they watch the programmes about it. They don't want to buy them like that in the first place, because if they were perfect in the first place how could you MAKE YOUR PROPERTY MORE APPEALING, which is the goal of every right-thinking person in England not Britian?

I don't want to talk directly about property prices, but at some point in the not-too-distant future we're all going to be on the stupid property-inflation bubble again, and property pr0n will be back on the telly, and lots of people will be trying to buy cheap, sell dear, and lots more will be trying to find a place to live where they don't have a landlord who can kick them out, and purple walls/flying ducks/clutter says "You are getting great value because you're buying from some idiot who doesn't know the trick about minimalist cream interiors!"

Having said that, I would still get an oven. And, sadly, <lj user="brighty" is right about the parking space too.
monkeyhands From: monkeyhands Date: April 13th, 2010 08:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Er, I meant brightybot. When people see my HTML tags I feel as if they've seen my pants. And not my best pants, either.
addedentry From: addedentry Date: April 13th, 2010 10:38 am (UTC) (Link)
We planted a single apple tree but the advice has been fairly consistent that in urban and suburban gardens there will always been another tree close enough. Fingers cross(pollinat)ed!
Read 44 | Write