Getting ready now!

So today has been productive but stressful. (I have been really stressing). The piano was collected and moved today, this firm turned up and were great! Unlike the one the other day.., And the chickens have been rehomed, but only after the original person who said he wanted them didn’t turn up. Another man was very keen and seemed to know what he was doing and was experienced with chickens, so we have given them to him.

bye bye chickens! It has been a pleasure!

I’ve also been trying to sort books out. I’m a bit of a book hoarder, so I find it difficult to ‘release’ books. But I’ve been quite good (for me) and I also have a few that I need to read and then get rid of.

I just need to finish the Shetland series (which I’ve loved! And I’m on the last book now) then I’m moving onto these. The Shetland ones are on my kindle though, so don’t count as baggage.

Probably still need to re go through the remaining real books though….probably need to let go of a few more…

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Happy Monday!

We haven’t had the engineers report on the house yet so here is a picture of our boys watching television in baskets.

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Not much news today but…

I still want to write so I am. There is a little news, our report on the house from the engineer will be coming on Monday for us to read. So that should be interesting reading…

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This house ↑↑ (in case you need reminding) (or haven’t read our blog before) In Ireland, even though originally it was the Orkney’s, then Shetland (our croft buy fell through). So it is quite different in some ways from the original plan, as it is about 1 1/2 hours away from the coast, whereas in Shetland, the croft was really close to the shore and in the Orkney’s you’re never far away from the sea. Still, an hour and a half isn’t that far.

It is rural and beautiful with nearby village schools and a bit of land but not too much for us (3.3 acres to be precise) as opposed to the masses of land there was with the croft, so I guess we will read the report on Monday and hopefully not have a nasty surprise. Having read a lot of home reports when we were house hunting in Scotland (they are available when you are looking, you don’t have to have one done) we think we know what to expect.

It’s been a funny old day. We’ve been out with the dog and got soaking wet, collected some “treasures” while we were out (hazel nuts, elderberries, acorns) it was fun actually! There were even some blackberries still out, but other than that we’ve been in and not really doing a lot. Chris’s new fpv goggles have arrived, so he is very happy!

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(he did give me permission to use this photo :D)

Autumn time!

I love autumn. We’ve been out today and there’s just a change in the air, a stillness, a coolness, and it is so beautiful.

I’ve just seen on facebook, someone has put that it is 15 weeks until Christmas (I haven’t checked) but 15 weeks?? I really hope we move before that! We could do with getting the place warmed up for a start..

So yesterday we sent off our applications for pps numbers (Personal Public Service number) and I’m hoping I enclosed everything I needed to identification wise and that we hear back soon. We heard from the estate agent and the details of the property have now been released to both solicitors (the sellers and ours) and we are just waiting to get the report from the surveyor. We still haven’t heard anything about our completion date yet, but I’m trusting God that it is his timing and that it is right.

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