Its’ the End of Abe As We Know Her

Well, the time has come. It’s the end of an era and the start of a new chapter. We finished Abe (or Abe finished us) over the summer and are in the process of selling this big beautiful queen.

We are so proud of all we got through with this one. I intend on doing a before and after post for every room, just to help us document and remember everything that we went through (although some days we’d like to forget). Abe was a real labour of love, leaks and learning. I think we learned just as much about each other, as we did about putting a home together.

Luckily, at the end of it all, not only is Abe in much better shape, but so is our relationship. I mean, we made a baby during the process, so that’s got to tell us it wasn’t all ‘The Money Pit’ and there was still a bit of ‘The Notebook’ involved.  Although I promise you, if he ever dumps cement in the toilet again, this would not be the case.

26 Cleave Road bedroom226 Cleave Road bedroom126 Cleave Road bedroom326 Cleave Road ground floor bathroom26 Cleave Road dining room 26 Cleave Road first floor bathroom 26 Cleave Road garden1 26 Cleave Road kitchen diner 26 Cleave Road kitchen 26 Cleave Road lounge1 26 Cleave Road lounge2 26 Cleave Road main

All pictures from David Rannard

We both think the living room is our favourite room, although the kitchen is superb and comes a close second. We spend most of our time in the kitchen and love it when we fill it up with friends and family who are very good at chatting and drinking away the evenings with us.

But onwards and upwards, we are on the prowl for our next Abe. We want another home to do up, this time in Canterbury near Will’s shop, so that he can see more of Freddie.

What….. you didn’t think we would stop now? We are just getting started.


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