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Exchanged!

I’ve just had the call. My solicitor has informed me that we have now exchanged contracts. We are all set to complete on Friday 26 September. I am so relieved, not because I thought it wouldn’t happen, but because until…

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Bleak Future: Animal Farm

There comes a point in every summer when you weather watch. Last time I did this was for my outdoor concert. Today was for outdoor theatre. The day leading up to the evening was dismal; grey and wet, like all…

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08/08/08

~ According to the Chinese the eighth day of the eighth month of the eighth year is supposed to represent prosperity and wealth. ~ On the eighth day of the eighth month and the eighth year I finish revising Part…

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Mortgage Approval

Our mortgage is approved! 😀 It’s tight, we are lucky that we can put up a 25% deposit to get the repayment rate we can afford but we’ve done it. Now, how long it going to take for the sale…

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Rest Day

We had a little bit of a rest today. I took some time in the morning to phone and engage the services of solicitors – deciding in the end to go with the bods at Wantage who came recommended by…

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Offers, Shopping and Stately Homes

First things first, I phoned Alexander’s and gave my response to yesterday’s offer, asking for something a bit higher, maybe in the region of 142k. Then we headed out to Salisbury, Emma to return a couple of wedding dresses to…

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Sun, Wind, and an Offer

I get up and set about packing for my holiday; the cats are very much unimpressed (one could say purr-turbed) that they are forbidden access to the outdoor world. As I begin my drive, with my bike strapped firmly to…

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Careful of the ants that bite

Em and I were having a nice walk through Burnham Beeches and considering houses. It was at the point when Em had just asked me whether I preferred the house in Spruce Drive or Stratton Audley when my phone rang….

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Productivity is what you need

Last night I never really got round to having dinner. In order to save time today I made sure I cleaned my house last night, and by the time I finished I really wasn’t all that hungry, so I just…

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The Cutest Old House…

We have just been to look at the cutest old house ever. It’s a little two-bedroom cottage of Cotswold stone, south-east facing big, walled garden, and situated in the centre of Bicester. The downside of it is that being in…

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May Day

So the Bank of England are saying that the credit crunch may be over? Well hears hoping. Maybe, just maybe, this kind of news will start to filter down through the housing market and things will start moving again.

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The housing market conundrum

The housing market does seem to be a bit stuffed just at the moment. This is not ideal, particularly if one is trying to sell one’s house in order to buy something bigger with your girlfriend and wife-to-be. So wouldn’t…

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Twists and Turns

1. Emma surprised me by arriving early on Saturday morning and we headed into Thame to get in some shopping for the weekend. Passing briefly through the market square we discover that there was a French market in town. We…

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Beautiful villages and Barn Owls

My mood is so much better. I didn’t touch the A34 today. Instead, I headed off via country lanes to check out houses in villages. First on my list was Elm Cottage in Blackthorn. Very charming house, but the village…

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To live is to dream

There was a time when, despite my good intentions (and desires to fill acres of time with productive novel writing), I would fritter away Saturday’s with too-slow-a-getting-upping and general faffing. Not anymore. Not since almost a year ago. And its…

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Oh my…

How weird is that? I hook my phone out of my pocket to check for messages before driving off home and it rings in my hand: Anonymous Call. It’s Alexanders estate agents. They have a viewing for me. Is it…

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Linked

1. commented today that it has been almost a whole month since I last posted. If you are reading this, you will by now know that my threat of mega-spamming my friend’s friends pages has come true.† 2. I have…

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Instruction to sell. Scary!

I’ve just instructed Alexanders to sell my house. They are going to pop out during the day and take pictures outside in the nice sunny weather and then come back this evening to measure up and take photos downstairs. I…

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