Friday, February 22, 2013


As it appears to be common knowledge now, I thought I'd offer this post of confirmation.  The photo says it all. We are almost homeless!  Thankfully, we are about to have a Kirsty & Phil experience, courtesy of Chris & Juli, so perhaps all is not lost.

No, we aren't cutting and running off permanently to France just yet, although a decent break is certainly on the cards. We expect to still visit mum and family on a regular's just a longer journey.

The house took just over a week to sell, and hopefully it will all be tied up very soon, as the buyer's survey seems to have not thrown up any problems.

Everything is going like a dream at the moment and we keep expecting something to go wrong.

There are a million and one jobs to take care of which, thankfully, takes our minds off the sale. Since Christmas the whole house has been decorated and two lofts emptied. De-cluttering gives us a great feeling of accomplishment.

On a more pessimistic hasn't escaped my attention that as I celebrate my 61st birthday, the government have moved the goalposts yet again and I won't receive my bus pass until 6th January next year. I swear they are following me.

We had a great time in Sunderland although it was a shock to have so much snow in such a short time. We looked at lots of properties in different areas and narrowed them down to two, one of which we made an offer that was accepted yesterday.

It'll likely be a few years before we live in it, but at least it's ours and will be producing an income in the meantime.

Our thanks go to Chris and Juli...they did fantastic research and were brilliant on the day. We had a lovely time even though by the time we arrived home (after 10pm) we were absolutely beat.


  1. Golly, things are moving fast.
    Congratulations in selling your house so quickly. All your hard work has obviously paid off.

    I keep meaning to drop in and say hello at the gallery some time...hope I manage it before you disappear to France !!

  2. Hi Jean
    It's chaos at the gallery because it moved from next door at the same time as the owner sold his house and was trying to organise a container to go to New Zealand. He also had to find a house to rent until he goes in July. To top it all, his dad is on the verge of dying. I may not be around in a week as I too have a lot to do before exchanging contracts. Life is just crazy! Good to hear from you all the same.