Category Archives: house sale

Another Life

Hubby and I have lived in a variety of properties, so a house isn’t exactly new to us, just different from the boat and a reminder of all the things that come with owning one. With high winds last night … Continue reading

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They come in Piece.

A little bit of history to set the scene. On the day our purchase of The Cottage was going through (2007), we had a phone call from the Estate Agent asking if we would like the wardrobe in the master … Continue reading

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Y is for Year

Come the 17th, it will be a year since we locked up the cottage for the last time and handed over the keys for someone else. Our back garden and the Bramley apple tree in full blossom. A lot has … Continue reading

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Why trying to buy a house in the UK is a farce

Last year when we were house hunting, we found a pocket of properties we could afford to buy without a mortgage in an area where we’d like to live. We would also have been happy to pay the asking price … Continue reading

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A Tale in two halves, Part One

When we moved from our semi to our first bungalow (the one with the supermarket directly behind us), a lot of our stuff remained boxed up in the garage until we’d got ourselves sorted and decorated throughout. We actually had … Continue reading

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credit rate plummets

Most of us have heard of the term ‘Credit Rating’. The way I understand it is that it is a means of ascertaining whether a borrower is a good risk to loan money to. The Economists out there will be … Continue reading

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Splitting a Hug

Over the years, Hubby and I had collected numerous teddy bears in various guises, the cuddly toys, books, ceramics, pottery, pictures, figurines, and we wrote stories about some of them and how their lives were before they joined our growing … Continue reading

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And we thought we’d finished????

After a good night’s sleep, and watching the Lincolnshire dawn this morning, we had an excellent breakfast and were on the road by 7.45. Hubby had written out our route, and we had our walkie talkies turned on as we … Continue reading

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A container for charity

Following on from my post yesterday, we were up early, and down at the lock up for 8am. We loaded up the car with the boxes we had sorted yesterday and did a charity shop run. Yesterday’s ‘deposit’ was received … Continue reading

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Our first bath for YEARS

Tonight we are back in Lincolnshire. We rang our boat cover people to find out when they are in our area and as it was Wednesday afternoon, we decided to come up and sort out our storage. The journey took … Continue reading

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