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Long awaited pictures

Monday October 5th, 2009 | Fiona

Thought it was about time I added a photo of the house – its one which shows the entrance and our very own ford!! Also, a picture of the two dogs – not exactly happy to pose yet, but they are really cute! The black and white one is Beau and the brown and white one is Bonnie…

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Penultimate step…

Sunday October 4th, 2009 | Fiona

Well, I am glad to report that we have finally exchanged. This happened late on Friday, when we were heading to Wales… a quick call to the removal firm to confirm the date was still OK for them to move us, and we were on our way. The completion date is going to be 14th…

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Another milestone

Friday October 2nd, 2009 | Fiona

Well, things are taking their own sweet time… we signed the contracts on Tuesday – so, another milestone reached. We hoped that meant we would be exchanging on the house purchase Wednesday or Thursday at the latest. The delays are related to our buyers, who are waiting for probate to be sworn in (I think…

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On tenterhooks…

Monday September 21st, 2009 | Fiona

It’s amazing how long a fairly straightforward process can be extended and lengthened by the vagaries of house-buying… did that make sense even? As you can probably tell we’re still waiting to exchange – although we are hopeful it will be this week. We went back up over the weekend, meeting another builder-type for groundwork…

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The joys of house buying

Thursday September 17th, 2009 | Fiona

Well, the joys of house buying are well documented, but sometimes they seem to be conspiring against us. Shouldn’t complain really, but of course we are keen to get a move on!! We’ve been having some fun with insurances and establishing the exact dates of the build of the house, as it is pretty old…

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The packing begins

Sunday September 13th, 2009 | Fiona

So, we collected the boxes required for our move on Friday and headed to the storage unit to sort out the stuff which was not in boxes – we had a lot when we de-cluttered the house when we put it on the market – which we thought would not take long. Well, we were…

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2nd blog

Thursday September 10th, 2009 | Fiona

OK, I will get a bit more original for the title of each blog… after this one. Have taken delivery of the iron steam press, a specific purchase for the B&B. The plan is for me to practice using it and become expert by the time we open for business – everyone tells me that…

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Hello

Monday September 7th, 2009 | Fiona

This is my very first blog, so bear with me… Thought Id introduce us first. Hubby and I are really excited, as we will be buying a house in rural Wales to set-up as a B&B. Hope to exchange in the next week, with completion in mid-October. However, these things sometimes take a little longer…

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