Dont you just love those programmes like Grand Designs or the Kirsty and Phil type programmes where a couple have a very strict budget of say £400K.
We drool at the amazing place Phil finds that are just out of budget. We feel their pain when they have to live in a caravan in a muddy field. We hold our breathe when the stress of it all feels just too much.
Then there's the great reveal. Some fabulous, open, stylish, gorgeous house that seems perfect.
Cue Kevin or Phil asking about budget. “Oh we had to go over budget a little bit” they say. “the final cost was somewhere in the region of £550K”
How, exactly, do people find an extra £150K. Even if I looked down the back of the sofa, £150K would be a stretch too far.
He wants to be in control - daughter's labour
I'm being annoying - grandchild
He's a sociopath - daughter's partner