Whenever I have a spare minute or two, I sit down and do something that drives Ben up the walls: I get comfy in my armchair and watch home improvement or property programmes. Homes under the Hammer, Escape to the Country, A Place in The Sun or A Place by The Sea – you name it, I’ve watched it and it doesn’t matter how often I have watched it either, I can’t miss them. Ben thinks the programmes always follow the same pattern: a rich couple wants to buy a house for £700,000+ and finds all of the viewed properties too small, too dated or generally not worthy of their attention.
Okay, a lot of the time this is be true, but I absolutely love accompanying picky and not so picky couples or families on their journey to their perfect home. I love seeing their old houses, I love hearing about how they imagine their new house to look like and most of all I love seeing how other people live. For some reason I love seeing how people decorate their houses, if they have a theme running through their entire home or I simply day-dream about how I’d decorate their place. With Homes under the hammer, I love comparing the before and after and I love hearing about what went wrong, if the owners were able to stick to their budget and of course, if they’ve made a profit.
For some reason, I have a real fascination for interior design and architecture. I really have no clue about it all and you might know that having seen my chaotic living room, but if I had never-ending funds, I would happily re-vamp the entire house from top to bottom and back up and down again and then move up and down Bristol – there are some nice houses, you must know. I checked them all out on Gumtree, Right Move & Co! Property OCD? Don’t be silly, I call it a slight thing for other people’s houses!
How about you: What TV programme is your guilty pleasure? Do you like peeking into other people’s houses or do home improvement and property programmes bore you as much as Ben?
– Day 4 –