So here we are a week later and still no real progress on the house buying situation, it's getting really frustrating. We have sorted out an issue with our mortgage provider (they had the wrong information from our mortgage adviser at one point) but we still haven't exchanged contracts or you know, actually moved. We are waiting on the current owner at the moment as we're done and dusted with the legal work; all we need to do is pay the solicitors and I'm not doing that until we have an exchange date. My solicitor still thinks we could exchange on 1st Feb, but I'm dubious to say the least. It's the half term break for us in three weeks, realistically I would like to either be moved by then or be actually moving during the week off. I thought planning a wedding was stressful, but it's got nothing on buying a house!
I've been feeling a bit under the weather this weekend, I think the stress from this combined with some additional work stress has got to me. I was supposed to spend some time with my sister and nephew yesterday, but I decided to rest instead and hopefully not pass any germs I may have on to the baby. Instead I had a leisurely visit to the library (who else does this when stressed?) and then baked some coconut and lime cupcakes (see above). We had this flavour combination on our wedding day so baking them always brings back happy memories.
Despite having a busy week, it's been a great week in terms of reading. I've been reading the following:
I finally finished part two of A Storm of Swords and I just loved it - expect a gushing review soon! I also finished book one, part one of War and Peace for the readalong I'm participating in and I expect to finish Property tonight as I've only got 40 pages to go. All three books have been very enjoyable.
Review posted: Mirror Earth by Michael Lemonick.