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I'm finding it hard to believe it, but yesterday was the first anniversary of the date we moved to this house. We had a little celebration - takeaway curry from the Indian restaurant in the next village over, and some yummy salted caramel profiteroles from M&S. (Can anyone tell me why salted caramel has suddenly become a thing? I'd never seen it until a year or so ago, and now it's cropping up all over the place. In any case, I approve. :-D)

If I'm honest, I have to say that there are times I still miss the old house, not so much the building itself as the memories it held, but this one is getting to feel more like home all the time. I miss being walking distance from work (and from gayalondiel's new place) but Winchcombe is a really nice place to live. I think I just need to find the right groups to start taking part more in the community - not having any friends locally who I see regularly is depressing, and it's not helped by the change of job. (My new colleagues are nice enough, but none of them are kindred spirits, even as much as some of my Smiths people were.)

Still, I'm making a start on that - as I said in a recent post, I've volunteered to help out on the steam railway and I have an induction day next Saturday. I may not be able to do much until after Christmas, but we shall see.

House News

Oct. 20th, 2010 08:24 pm
sally_maria: (Teyla)
So, the good news is, somebody has actually made an offer on our house. It's not as high as we would have liked, but prices are dropping, and it's actually lasted more than 24 hours, which has got to be a good thing.

The bad news is, both the houses we were looking at in Winchcombe have almost certainly sold - I suppose it's possible they might fall through, as they have before, but the signs don't look good for that.

So having spent the summer with a house to go to, and no buyer, we now have a buyer and no place to go to...

We'll keep looking, but we can't guarantee that we are going to find somewhere suitable any time soon. :-( Even though we are down-sizing, we still need a fair amount of space for the books, and we were really pleased with the idea of a converted bungalow, where basically the parents could live downstairs, and I would have the upstairs.

So good thoughts, prayers and fingers crossed that we'll find the right place would be much appreciated.

Still, it's not all bad. [community profile] chocolate_lovers has started reasonably successfully, and [personal profile] red_trillium has posted an excellent chocolate truffle recipe. Do go and post about chocolate. :-)

If Sherlock is more your thing, then don't miss this great story - The Goodge Street Gambit and the Controversial Non-Holmesian Principle by [ profile] definewisdom. Warnings: Large amounts of crack and silliness. Mornington Crescent (it comes with its own warning).


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