A train, a caravan and a house

It’s every little boy’s dream, to own a train set.

train setTo have it permanently set up, the engines pulling carriages around the track, with working signal boxes and level crossings. To play to their heart’s content, and have the ‘choo choo’ whistle blow as the little puffs of steam rise into the air, the clacketty clack of the wheels going round, passing the plastic sheep and other livestock on make-believe farms and through tunnels into tiny villages.

It wasn’t just little boys. I wanted one too.

train set 4And yesterday, my childhood dream could have been a reality.
There was just one little catch.
The train set was in a static caravan in someone’s back garden. But that wasn’t the catch.

train set 3The catch was that the caravan (and train set) were included in the sale price of a property we viewed.
The property was, let us say, in need of some serious TLC.
There was a sky light in the roof that wasn’t by design. This had resulted in additional air conditioning in the bedroom, and that was just the start. Internally, it needed new everything.
The entire back garden was a shallow paddling pool due to some poor drainage from the property on the other side of the fence at the bottom. We pointed out to the agent where it was pouring in and we haven’t had rain for five days.
But the train set was a bargain.

train set 2

It should be marketed as




About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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