Phew, what a busy time! We have been doing up the house, ready to sell it. Lots of repairs were carried out – things I had been nagging for himself to do for months/years! The kitchen lights were fixed, the sitting room lights were sorted out, the flat roof had the leak stopped, at last! The dripping taps were taken care off too. Finally got the house just right and then it was put on the market. Luckily we had a few viewings and a young couple came back twice and put in an offer. Having accepted, we then spent several days traipsing all over Shropshire and parts of Worcestershire until we finally found the perfect home. Our offer to them was accepted and we went home tired but happy. However, four weeks later I was getting a bit suspicious as nothing seemed to be moving forward, plus the house we were buying was still being marketed on various house sale sites, without the STC sticker in the corner. My fears proved right when we got a call saying they had got a better offer by £5,000 and had accepted that instead. Upset and furious, we refused to better that offer and went to find somewhere else. Another trip to Shropshire later, several viewings that had us wiping our feet on the way out, several that had us in hysterics and a couple that were just plain depressing, we came across a house in a little village just 5 miles from Mum’s house, which was even better, as the first house had been 45 miles away. However, this house had not been touched since it was built 65 years ago, so needs a lot of work doing to it, especially the kitchen. but it means we can get it done the way we want it right from the start, so we are very happy with it. Our offer was accepted and we hope, all things being considered and it all goes through this time, to move in about 5-6 weeks. I predict a very hectic time ahead of us. Bye bye Boston!