It has happened. We have moved up north, or if you are a southerner and want to be patronizing you can say “ooop north” in an affected accent. Last year family circumstances meant that we were having to spend a lot of time doing very long drives to go and see family who haven’t been in the best of health. We came to the conclusion that it wasn’t going to be sustainable and that we needed to move nearer. I have been very fortunate that my work have allowed me to become a full-time homeworker (previously I was doing 3 days in the office). So that as long as I can still get into London in a reasonable time and occasionally into Bristol I get to keep my job and don’t face the added hassle of getting a new job as well as a new house. So we have sold our house and are temporarily living with my parents till the purchase of a new house can go through.
A word to anyone selling or buying a house. It’s a stressful time at the best of times, so don’t make it worse by messing people about. Try to keep hold of your morals. Or if you have questionable morals then get some fast. I am sadly no longer a hippy, but I do still like to believe in karma. We got done over on the purchase of one property. We later got invited by the same agent to then do over the person involved. Despite the fact that we got the opportunity to get back in on the purchaser of the house we lost out on, we stuck to our morals and declined.
We have started the process of buying a new property. So hopefully we will soon have our own place. My parents have been great so I really can’t complain, but it will be nice to have our own place again. Especially because at the moment all our furniture is in storage, which means that Humphry my piano is currently in a warehouse on the outskirts Leeds. This is the longest I have gone without playing since I started learning 10 years ago.
I can’t wait to get my hands back on him. I hope he has survived being stuck in a warehouse. I know that if we get the new place I will be super busy, but I will be keen to devote time every day to play. It also means that I am on the lookout for a new teacher. Having only ever had the one, it will be interesting to see who another works out.
I d hope to revive this blog, so will keep anyone who actually reads this posted……