Moving update


I know that the cherished friends’ breath is suitably bated until I tell you the latest in the windmill saga. So ‘yer ’tis, as they say in Cornwall.

The C_nt has had his surveyors out with their laser-thingies, measuring access roads and tricky corners, so we know he’s going ahead and we’d better get outta here pronto, Cisco! For reasons best known to themselves (are they masochists or wha’?) the wannabe new occupants of our former idyll still want to live here, so we have identified our new abode – pictured above.  It’s in the midddle of a beech wood with a family of deer for neighbours. The barn/garage is also thatched – for architectural consistency, you know – and it is q-u-i-e-t. No traffic noise, just the birds and the occasional hunter. Ten minutes to the nearest town/shops/doctor/hospital – the main concerns of people like us.

Can’t wait to move!

Author: Janus

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11 thoughts on “Moving update”

  1. If I were you, I’d grab the money of your prospective buyers before they change their minds – or regain their sanity!

    The ‘new abode’ seems to have been built on the lines of a Viking long-house – probably quite appropriate! ‘Quiet’ is great – but so is proximity to ‘town/shops/doctor/hospital’. Good Luck!


  2. Christopher, yes. It’s odd that city people think nothing of travelling 20 mins to shop etc, but couldn’t imagine living in the boondocks.

  3. Good looking cave, Janus. I hope you, Mrs J and Backside will be very happy there.


  4. Seriously hope it works out.
    Re the peace and quiet bit, don’t hold your breath, what about hunting parties in winter? I hope you have checked out who owns that wood! Shooting, felling, dirt biking???

    I don’t know if I am repeating myself and can’t be bothered to check previous, I think I told you we had bought another house to which to retire on selling this one. We bought in Everson our little local town, roughly same size house but on a pocket handkerchief size garden which necessitates near neighbours. Well when we bought it and visited several times it was as quiet as the grave. After we had paid for it and taken possession we went to go and do various jobs. God almighty you couldn’t hear yourself think anywhere in the house. The teenage brat next door was playing bongo drums live against a backing tape, total nightmare!!! Evidently on further interrogation of a friend that lives across a field from the place, the brat has a band that plays in the summer in their garage and entertains the neighbourhood. Needless to say, a fatwah was immediately issued on living there and the property was lodged with a rental agent for the foreseeable future. I doubt we will ever live there. All excessively irritating as I really would like to move from 5 acres. Now we shall have to stay here, but at least we have no windfarms (as yet!)

  5. Môre Jay

    Good news indeed, you sound happy and if you’re happy I’m happy 😉

    Just one quick question, will you be needing something like this to get around in during the winter months?

    Or are you thinking of something more traditional?

    Perhaps hibernation is an option, we need to know? 🙂

  6. Thanks, all, for your concerns and good wishes. Luckily it’s only 300 yards to the road and ‘our’ drive is cleared by the forestry fellas (fellers?).

    Christina, you did recount your sad tale earlier but it’s wise to remind us that there’s many a slip ‘twixt cup and….oh, bugrit.

    Soutie, I’ll take option 2, please. Can you mail them? 🙂

  7. Janus why worry about what the new owners do to your house, they could bomb it if they wanted, after all it is now theirs to do with as they wish.

    Take the money and run.

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