For all the Robin Thickes out there, me deciding to make a roast dinner was not me deciding to take my rightful place in the kitchen. On a less chauvinistic note - if you've ever lived with me at university, you'd know my kitchen skills are rather average.
In the UK, the government has further boosted the chances of success for first time buyers, with the launch of schemes such as the Funding for Lending scheme. This scheme has provided lenders with access to reduced rate funding in a bid to encourage greater levels of lending to home buyers.
Admittedly I write this blog from an iceberg in the Arctic Ocean. But adventures don't need to take up weeks or months of your life, great quantities of cash or require technical skills.