Shut up you at the back, wondering how I’ve only just worked that out!
So, 12 months ago we had an unexpected change of circumstances that meant my husband could look to retire earlier than we had thought. Next thing you know we’re talking about moving, now we knew he didn’t need to stay in his job. Within a short while we’d made a firm decision to do this, but getting to the point where we could actually make plans and have some dates in mind wasn’t so easy. After months of looking at properties online and a couple of aborted attempts to go and look at some, we finally managed a solid few days viewing recently. On the last day we had put aside for this trip we had only one house lined up and we were so exhausted – and a tad despondent – after all the others, we very nearly cancelled the appointment. You can see what’s coming next, can’t you?
Walked in the front door and thought “Yes! This is the house for us”. Long story short: found a B&B to stay an extra night, went back for a second look the next day; made an offer which was accepted, and should be completing on June 21st.
While all this house-hunting was going on, my husband and I were busy setting up a small business, so I was alternating between devouring Rightmove & pestering Estate Agents with questions, building a website, talking to accountants, setting up a company and being nice to prospective clients. Not too much then…
It’s going to be a busy few months ahead. I thought I was retired and had settled for an easy life? ;)
West Yorkshire here we come.