I bobbed into Middleton and picked up a few bits and pieces and these Halloween decorations. We don't usually do more than carve a pumpkin or two at Number 38 but this year I'll be decorating my shelf. Not until we get back from York though.
This is the beginning of a bit of Halloween crafting. Any guesses? It's a really simple idea and I'll post a pic of the finished thing tomorrow.
The fireplace was delivered today for Number 14. Mark met the tenants and their little one yesterday. They wanted to go in to measure up for curtains. He said they seemed a lovely couple, very polite and over the moon that they were going to be moving in. And they couldn't stop thanking him enough for 'choosing' them. Which makes all the effort we've gone to worthwhile. Lots of people have said we've gone over the top with what we've done, but our thinking was always that if somebody is going to pay the market rental rate then the least we can do is make the house nice for them so they enjoy living there.
Possibly, (definitely), not the best 'financial' thinking, but personally we think it's the right thing to do.