I bought flowers on Saturday.....why? Because tomorrow a man is coming to take photos of the house - Yes, I've decided to move! It suddenly seemed the right moment.
I love living here, it's the best home ever, but the worries of a old house with all the things that can go wrong, lots of grass to cut and a ride-on mower that keeps breaking down have made me decide it's better to go now than later.
My original plan was to stay until I was no longer able to drive but "Move while you can rather that when you have to" is a common Estate Agents mantra (well they would say that wouldn't they!) but it is a good idea. Less responsibilities of a new build is my plan and with so many people wanting to move to somewhere with land in the country due to the covid situation my home is now worth between £50,000 and £75,000 more than we paid for it, making it a really good time to move and houses around about are selling very quickly at the moment and this house needs a family.
As long as there's room for a few vegetable beds and a small greenhouse in the new home I shall be happy but I don't plan to downsize house size too much - did that with the year in Ipswich and didn't like it.
I'll keep you posted on progress but our last two house moves (smallholding to Ipswich and Ipswich to here) each took 6 months! and that was without a chain...............so who knows. Plus the houses I'm hoping to move to are not even built yet.
Anyway, back to the here and now..............
No spend November (with flowers!)
(Direct Debits for Council Tax, Phones, Car Breakdown Insurance,Charity Donation Total £260)