Wednesday, 4 August 2010
Tentatively . . .
I realize that everything could still go very, very wrong, and that we have yet to find a buyer for our house, but for some reason we had a tentative search in an area where we looked at houses before moving here. We viewed some a couple of weeks ago, around the Ross-on-Wye area, and thought we had found a house that we could really love, although it meant a lot of compromises - BIG compromises - both indoors and out. Then we did a bit more searching, and I think it was our Middle Daughter who found it for us, but we have found our dream house AND garden and it is very close to where we found a lovely-but-not-for-us house before we moved here. Strange. We have viewed it twice now and from the moment we first saw the initial photo of it, we had a "feeling". I won't say any more than that, but amazingly, although we could be a year or more in selling here, our offer has been accepted and confirmed in writing. The vendors had certain boxes which had to be ticked by potential buyers and we fitted the bill . . .
I won't mention it again, or by name, or even by area (as I am so superstitious), but if you were to see this house you would know just how perfect it is for us. Now we just need to be sent a buyer . . .
Sadly, it's not in the West Country which was calling me so strongly. I have had to draw a line under that idea now, but it is an area we have always liked and with a lot to interest us on an historical level which, I am sure, you know is very important to us. Watch this space . . .