I'm not sure that there's much of interest to note, but here's what's happened so far:
Friday: Made offer that was accepted - appointed solicitor (well, asked for solicitor services)
Monday: Arranged mortgage
Tuesday: Paid for mortgage and valuation
Wednesday: Arranged independent survey on top of valuation (plus visited the house in the dead of night to see the SOLD sign)
Thursday: Writing this
Monday next week Valuation survey
Wednesday next week Buildings survey
Assuming all goes well with various surveys, then it's time to put the whole thing in the hands of the solicitor.
If all doesn't go well, then Houston...