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Sooo, I am going to be moving in with TShirtsLongTrousers next week... Aaargh! We've been planning it a while but we've finally put down the deposit and first month's rent so it's really happening. I've never lived with a boyfriend before (no one has ever put up with me long enough for us to get to that stage) so it's a huge deal for me.

I am SO excited. We have been going out about six months (not too long I know, but we were friends for a year before that) and we've been spending literally every weekend together and it's been kind of a slog going to and fro. I love spending time with him, he makes my bad days better and my good days GREAT, and honestly that's all I've ever wanted in a relationship.

A nice anecdote - I phoned my nana and my gran to tell them. They were both very happy. My nana (who does tend to go off on tangents) said not to tell my great-auntie - I said why? - she jokingly said, "because you should be MARRIED!" To which I said "I'd rather live with them first to see how much we annoy each other!" She cackled a lot and then said "you know me, I've never been one for moralising. If you're happy that's all that matters. You could phone me up and tell me you were having a sex change and I'd just say oh, okay! It wouldn't bother me! People go on about how being gay is wrong and stuff like that but honestly it doesn't matter, if you're a good person and you treat people well, I don't care!"

My nana is 70, by the way. She rocks!

I'm not gonna lie - I'm slightly nervous. We both live alone right now, and I know there will be some teething problems most likely. Luckily, we have a dishwasher (we both HATE washing dishes!) and I've spent long periods of time at his before and felt very comfortable, so I'm sure we can iron out any problems.

It's a perfect flat. It's far enough out of London to be affordable, but close enough that I can still get to work. It's where his family are and is accessible for my family, too (I live across the country from them). And the town has everything we need socially - a cinema, restaurants, pubs, a lovely park. The flat itself is gorgeous, too - all sleek and modern and new. When we saw it advertised, it said "Suitable for a professional couple" and I turned to him and said "WOW! We're a professional couple! We could totally get this place!" It also has room for my family to stay. I'm so happy!

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      6 hours ago, Bluebirdbluebell said:

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    • LongTimeLurkerOG

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      2 hours ago, Mama Mia said:

      Wow! That’s a massive house. They certainly don’t seem like they want a herd of children - I’d guess one or two more, if any. I wonder what they’ll do with all that space? 

      Why can't I get that kind of deal?! I have a career  🤣 ... and ethics, a conscious, morals, work ethic... that tracks 🤨

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