Friday, 4 May 2012


Well, I have been away a while haven't I?  I have thought about posting honestly, but never quite managed it. 

Over three months ago we started a process that I am sure, many of you have been through - yes, house purchasing.  I think I mentioned it in a previous post, that we had found a house,  made an offer, had it accepted.  We were obviously very innocent of the whole process and assumed that because we weren't in a chain and the house we wanted was empty, that things would move quickly - we had hoped to be in by Easter.   How wrong were we!!!

Weeks have turned into months, endless going backwards and forwards between solicitors, mortgage lenders and estate agents.  As each week ended with no progress I began avoiding friends in the school playground at picking up time because I couldn't face saying yet again, that there was no news.  I stopped ringing family and friends for the same reason, I just couldn't face saying it all yet again.  Sounds abit melodramatic doesn't it?   I lost weight, I put weight on, it kept me awake night after night - it even stopped me sewing!!!  I know - right??  It must have been bad.  I thought moving a family half way around the world was stressful - it's got nothing on this.

And none of this was because it was bad, but mainly because I wanted it sooooo badly, and I was terrified that something was going to happen to ruin it all, or that it would fall through.  We celebrated 20 years of marriage last week and over those 20 years we have had lots of houses, all over the world.  But this one is different - this one is ours and it is a big thing for us as a family. We are all a mixture of excited and scared at the same time. 

As I have just typed, trying to fill in some time this morning, my mobile has just gone off - the estate agents to tell me that I can go down and collect the keys!  Now I can a feel a major panic attack coming on!! 

So to all my family and friends - if I have seemed absent lately, sorry!!  Normal life will resume very shortly hopefully! 

Now if you will excuse me, I am off to get the keys to our new home........