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Sunny day

I should be sorting stuff out for tomorrow’s work but here I am with a steaming mug of tea looking through the window out into the garden on a sunny day.  The washing is on the line, the wee man is asleep in the pram and the newly acquired puppy is, in turn, asleep between the wheels of the pram.  The big girl has gone off to school happily and full of enthusiasm.  The husband has got through a manic time at work in one piece.  I am still relatively sane.

Life is good in many small ways.


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Limbo land

Our flat is finally on the way to being sold.  Am I tempting fate writing this?   When bought our home, the husband and I meant for it to be just for a year or two until we moved back down south.  Five years, two children and one cat later we are finally, hopefully on the way to house hopping but definitely not to one nearer the equator.  Nope, just to a bigger house with a slightly bigger garden in more or less the same area.   The ideal hypothetical house would be just a bit nearer the park.  Or in an even more ideal world several hundred miles further down the road in a bit of rural Cornwall.  Hum, for ideal, please substitute unobtainable dream.

I brought my first-born home to this wee flat and the little man was born in the lounge where I am writing this now.  It is the first home we settled in having lived in a staggering number of rented and borrowed abodes in the ten or so years before we came here.  So it is still home and for us a special one at that.  But we are in that limbo land where we are here but looking forward to the new house … the one that isn’t legally ours yet but mentally is.  We are at that stage where the legal bits are taking so much longer than they should.  We thought a moving date of maybe June, now it’s probably July and we are praying it isn’t August.


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