Goodness – it appears to be Christmas! These last few weeks got themselves all concertinaed together and great slices of time have disappeared down dusty folds.
I would like to say thank you to everyone who visits this blog and listens to me rabbiting on about the house and sundry assorted etceteras – I can’t think why you do but I’m very glad you do. And thanks especially to those of you who leave comments – they mean a lot to me. I hope Santa brings you good things (good by your own definition).
For a moment there, I thought I’d be writing a post to say that our present house has sold. A pair of judges (a bench of judges? a wiggery? a gavel? an inn?) took a fancy to it on the second open day and made an offer there and then. But it didn’t quite blow our skirts up far enough and so there was a bit of a negotiation-shuffle back and forth for a few days. In the end they seem to have floated off. So nup. We are now trying to be brave and believe another, better, offer will come and are busy boffing down the anxiety that is melting internal seams.
So with stress levels soaring and new strains of madness erupting, what did we decide to do? Go to the farm and rusticate for a while? Bathe in chlorophyl? Watch the grass grow, be eaten by cows and grow again? Not on your nelly. On Saturday we are galloping off to the UK for a month, where we will careen up and down motorways visiting family and being busy. Harvey Nicks sale. Liberty. And that clear, ringing winter cold that feels like being in a bell jar. And then, when we’ve done that for a while, we’ll come back and have more house viewings. Rinse and repeat until either sale or defeat is called.
Now then. To serious matters. It seems to be convention in blogland to have Christmassy vignettes and corners of one’s house festooned about the place, but what with the quite dangerously anal level of cleaning that’s been going on around here, not much Christmas titivating has been happening. But that doesn’t matter because I had the forethought instead to arrange for the Inside Out crew to come and do a few snaps of the Regency Wreck. Happy Holidays!