I bought my first house in 2010.
I ended up buying it on my own after splitting from my fiancé. I was nervous.
It needed alot of work...and typically, he was a plasterer.
I made sacrifices to be able to afford to get the house done by myself.
I sold my car, used the bus, had lifts from friends, I cut down on spending and going out and no holidays.
I moved in to the dining room, sleeping on my double bed mattress on my sofa bed surrounded by all the moving boxes. I lived in dust and had no heating for two winters.
I spent almost £10k on it in 6 years and made a small profit of £4k.
I had to refurbish every room in the house. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Breakdown of spend:
Windows and doors £3.8k
Knocking through living room and dining room to make open plan room £1.5k
New kitchen £1.4k
New bathroom £500
Flooring throughout £1k
I had alot of help from friends and family.
I learned alot of DIY and I learned alot where it was needed to get a professional in to do a job.
This house will always be my first home. 🏠
My sister lived with me, my boyfriend (now husband) moved in. It is the home where I found out I was pregnant with our first child, it was my daughter's home, until she was almost 2.
It was where I have so many lovely memories of friends and family.
I was sad to leave this house but the time came to move on to a newer house.
Открыл сезон уличных пробежек! По моему маршруту стояли сотрудники ГИБДД (они же коллеги @dgilmutdinov) на чекпоинтах. Спасибо, за поддержку 😉✌🏻️
Оказывается, гораздо приятнее пробегать, чем проезжать мимо вас.
А пока продолжаю второй день подряд тестировать охлаждающее термобелье от @norveg_ru для горячих людей. В горах зимой термуху не надеваю, т.к. своего жара хватает, а вот охлаждать тело и выводить влагу это то, что мне нужно 🔥
Осталось протестировать в максимально жарких условиях ☀️🏝️ Порекомендуйте, куда отправиться?
Barack Obama with his Jorg Gray JG6500. It was a birthday gift from his secret service detail in 2007. Only a few watches was created with the secret service seal. Soon after creating the watch, Jorg Gray launched a commemorative edition of the timepiece for the public (without the seal on the dial however). Instead it features the cool engraved case back that you see in the bottom right photo. Price for the public version is $395 #whitehouse#barackobama@whtchink#whitehouse#barackobama
Buon sabato ragazzeee!!! Darvi il buongiorno di sabato è sempre bello perché riesco a fare la "foto del buongiorno" con calma e senza fretta😊 stamattina voglio farvi vedere il mio comò con dei nuovi pomelli 😊 mi ero stufata di quelli di prima e volevo quasi un Total white💟
Cosa ne pensate?😘
First coat of paint 🐭The prep work is so draining that we’re prepping/painting in stages. We have completed about 1/4 of the house so far but it’s nice to get a start on the externals. It was a slow start to the morning due to the rain but the day some how turned into 30 degrees 🌤
Kayhan Irani is an Emmy-award winning writer, a performer, and a Theater of the Oppressed trainer. She creates art to build community, offer spaces for healing, and to engage audiences in social justice issues.
Kayhan was one of ten U.S. artists named by President Obama's White House as a 2016 White House Champion of Change for her storytelling work. She is currently working on a new one-woman show, There is a Portal, which asks: Can the story of an Iranian-Indian immigrant offer a space of healing for all Americans? .
Her previous one-woman show, We've Come Undone toured nationally and internationally, telling stories of Arab, South Asian and Muslim-American women in the wake of 9/11. She was a Fulbright-Nehru Senior Researcher in 2012-2013 studying Parsi embroidery for her play, Tree of Seeds. Kayhan has trained hundreds of groups in Theater of the Oppressed and participatory storytelling tools over the years, both nationally and overseas, in Afghanistan, India, and Iraq. Clients include NGOs, government agencies, and community organizations interested in using in story-based strategies for engagement and education.
Kayhan’s work has been supported by the BBC World Service Trust, The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Bronx Council for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, The National Parks Service, and the American Society for Muslim Advancement.
Her work has been written about in such publications as The New York Times, Race Forward Magazine, the N.Y. Daily News, and The Washington Report on Middle East Affairs.
Her published work includes Telling Stories to Change the World: Global Voices on the Power of Narrative to Build Community and Make Social Justice Claims (Routledge, 2008), and Culturally Relevant Arts Education for Social Justice: A Way Out of No Way. (Routledge, 2015).
For more information visit: artivista.org
Barack Obama with his Jorg Gray JG6500. It was a birthday gift from his secret service detail in 2007. Only a few watches was created with the secret service seal. Soon after creating the watch, Jorg Gray launched a commemorative edition of the timepiece for the public (without the seal on the dial however). Instead it features the cool engraved case back that you see in the bottom right photo. Price for the public version is $395 #whitehouse#barackobama@noozexo#whitehouse#barackobama