Saturday, 26 March 2016

Keep your fingers crossed

We have had our offer on a property accepted!!!!  Let the stress begin!!!!!  ........ yes lots of exclamation marks, that's the way I'm feeling, pent up energy bursting out all over the place.  It is very early days and a lot could go wrong, it is not straightforward and I have already spent two days on the phone trying to sort things out with solicitors and estate agents.  I'm sure my blood pressure has gone even higher than usual.  Being firm when I was negotiating the price was hard, trying not to show any emotion, doing the whole 'this is what we are offering, we will not offer more, we will walk away', but eventually we came to an agreement.  It doesn't help that half the people involved are off on annual leave when I really need to push things forward to meet the deadline of impending birth of our buyers baby.   ARRRGGGGHHHH!  I keep reminding myself that this is nothing compared to what Sue over at  Our Quiet Life in Suffolk  has had to deal with.  She is flipping amazing.  Luckily I was on annual leave this week so could spend the time on the phone, don't know how I'm going to manage when I'm back at work next week and can't take or make phone calls during clinics.  

Anyway, I won't say too much as I don't want to jinx anything.  I will leave you with photos of our lovely walk yesterday.  We decided to head inland to avoid the madding crowd and took a picnic with us, the first for the year.  Well o.k. to describe it as a picnic is exaggerating, there were no wicker baskets, quiches and glasses of elderflower presse, just a flask of tea and a sandwich, squashed in my backpack and eaten perched on a rock.  The weather was glorious, unlike today which is grey and raining.  It was a lovely distraction from all the things whizzing around my head.   When we returned we tidied up the garden and I covered my little veg patch, I don't think I will have time to grow anything and don't want it covered in weeds and cat poo from the neighbourhood cats for the new owners.  I have also started to clear out the greenhouse, sad to think I will not be growing anything in there, it was my dads and brings memories of his tomatoes and cucumbers which used to fill it and groan under the weight of it all.  I obviously haven't inherited his green fingers.  

These were taking at Stithians Dam, as you can see the water is very high at the moment.  It is a weird feeling looking at the water and imagining the buildings left at the bottom when the valley was flooded.  I have been to the lake before but never the end where the dam is situated, strange how we often overlook beautiful places on our doorstep.  In Cornwall we often head to the coast but this little gem of a place has lovely walks, watersports and is good for birdwatching.  

I love the beautiful yellow gorse 

Not sure what you can catch, my dad was a sea angler so I don't know much about freshwater fish

A very brazen bird who was very reluctant to move

A felt a bit wobbly taking this photo, I really don't like heights

Hope you have a relaxing weekend, and welcome to the new followers,

Chickpea xx

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Destination Unknown!

My apologies for not blogging for a while, but I have been well and truly in the doldrums. The description of doldrums is "a state of inactivity, mild depression, listlessness, or stagnation'  Yep, that pretty much sums it up, I have felt like I'm neither moving forward or back, just adrift far out to sea.

However all that will change soon.  We will be moving one way or another!  Destination unknown!

When we accepted an offer on our house our buyers were not in a hurry as they wanted to move down to Cornwall to start a family (and who can blame them, it is such a wonderful place to raise children).  Well they let us know yesterday that a little one is on the way and would like to complete by the beginning of July.  Of course we said that would be fine but we still haven't found anywhere......eeeekk.  I had written a whole rant about how useless estate agents are but deleted it as even I am getting bored with complaining about them.  We used Tepilo who have been brilliant, but as for the rest of them........!!!!!

We put an offer in on a house on Monday so have been on tenterhooks all week only to find out today that the estate agents haven't even put the offer to the owners yet.  FFS!! I'm not going to rant.....I must resist ........try to think happy thoughts......

On that note, I will leave you with some photos of a recent trip to the beach to walk off my frustrations.  The dogs in jumpers certainly cheered me up :)


Chickpea xx

With the beautiful blues seas it looks like the Med.

The low tides have recently revealed an ancient forest but I couldn't find it

We used to be able to walk along this pier but after several people were swept off over the years it is now closed off.  The original white hut was washed off in the storms a couple of years ago but has now been replaced.