Category Archives: home

How does your garden grow?

I am not a gardener which was once proved when I dug up some lovely blue flowers on a verge for my Mum to be told they were weeds, albeit very pretty ones. Trying to grow veg as a kid … Continue reading

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Gotta get a spreadsheet or two………….

After the successful analysis of my food diary, I have done a similar exercise with anticipated costs for our house purchase. I’m not talking about the cost of the house itself and all the legal paraphernalia that goes with it, … Continue reading

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After Boating Life

It’s been a while since we took the boat up for brokerage. You can read our final trip entry here. Since then, we have been up a couple of times to run the engine, and there has been some interest, … Continue reading

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TV Inspiration

There are four TV sets here, and we are lucky to have one of them in our bedroom. Most of the time, I don’t get engrossed in a programme as nine times out of ten Hubby will start surfing and … Continue reading

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Sixth Home: July 2014 to April 2017

It was of course the boat, the subject of so many of my posts over the past two and a half years. I have no regrets at all of our purchase, despite major misgivings that first week. We have been … Continue reading

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Fifth Home: August 2007 to June 2014

The Cottage was formerly a school and built in 1867, though not a listed building. It was converted to a private residence in the 1950s and inside was a mini rabbit’s warren of corridors and extensions. The colour schemes throughout … Continue reading

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Fourth Home: August 1998 to March 2007

The bungalow was an executors sale so it was a while before things could be processed. Once we were the legal owners, the first thing we did was to change the locks. The property only had one door but it … Continue reading

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