We have had our offer on a property accepted!!!! Let the stress begin!!!!! ........ yes lots of exclamation marks, that's the way I'm feeling, pent up energy bursting out all over the place. It is very early days and a lot could go wrong, it is not straightforward and I have already spent two days on the phone trying to sort things out with solicitors and estate agents. I'm sure my blood pressure has gone even higher than usual. Being firm when I was negotiating the price was hard, trying not to show any emotion, doing the whole 'this is what we are offering, we will not offer more, we will walk away', but eventually we came to an agreement. It doesn't help that half the people involved are off on annual leave when I really need to push things forward to meet the deadline of impending birth of our buyers baby. ARRRGGGGHHHH! I keep reminding myself that this is nothing compared to what Sue over at Our Quiet Life in Suffolk has had to deal with. She is flipping amazing. Luckily I was on annual leave this week so could spend the time on the phone, don't know how I'm going to manage when I'm back at work next week and can't take or make phone calls during clinics.
Anyway, I won't say too much as I don't want to jinx anything. I will leave you with photos of our lovely walk yesterday. We decided to head inland to avoid the madding crowd and took a picnic with us, the first for the year. Well o.k. to describe it as a picnic is exaggerating, there were no wicker baskets, quiches and glasses of elderflower presse, just a flask of tea and a sandwich, squashed in my backpack and eaten perched on a rock. The weather was glorious, unlike today which is grey and raining. It was a lovely distraction from all the things whizzing around my head. When we returned we tidied up the garden and I covered my little veg patch, I don't think I will have time to grow anything and don't want it covered in weeds and cat poo from the neighbourhood cats for the new owners. I have also started to clear out the greenhouse, sad to think I will not be growing anything in there, it was my dads and brings memories of his tomatoes and cucumbers which used to fill it and groan under the weight of it all. I obviously haven't inherited his green fingers.
These were taking at Stithians Dam, as you can see the water is very high at the moment. It is a weird feeling looking at the water and imagining the buildings left at the bottom when the valley was flooded. I have been to the lake before but never the end where the dam is situated, strange how we often overlook beautiful places on our doorstep. In Cornwall we often head to the coast but this little gem of a place has lovely walks, watersports and is good for birdwatching.
|I love the beautiful yellow gorse|
|Not sure what you can catch, my dad was a sea angler so I don't know much about freshwater fish|
|A very brazen bird who was very reluctant to move|
|A felt a bit wobbly taking this photo, I really don't like heights|
Hope you have a relaxing weekend, and welcome to the new followers,