Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Exmouth is lovely

We had a horrendous journey there and back with many accidents (not involving us, thankfully), but I didn't have a panic attack, even though a tractor behind us didn't see the red light and almost,and I mean a VERY almost, run into the back of us. His machine was jumping up and down trying to brake at the last minute. Then he had the cheek to beep us! Some people!

Exmouth is lovely and we are still unsure wether to move. We will think about it. We didn't have time to look at the cornwall house.  I forgot how long ago it was that I had driven that far, it was such a long drive from Essex. The way the looneys drive on the M25 and the M4 is unbelievable. Not a journey I would like to make very often. No wonder there are so many accidents. We were doing 70 miles an hour and the outside lane were flying past like we were standing still! NUTTERS!

On a sadder note, my 13 & 1/2 year old Golden Retreiver's  legs are failing her more now and I am dreading the day when her painkillers run out and I have to take her back to the vets.  It's about a week to go until they run out  now and I'm dreading it. She has been part of the family since a pup and since my youngest was a toddler. The vet did say they could up her dose but that is only for the pain. If her legs are too weak that is a different thing altogether. I don't know. All of us are dreading it, as we don't want her to suffer.

Not a good time at the moment , so will say goodnight for now.

Saturday, 21 July 2012

I got a Freebie hooray!

I found an advert in a newsagents window on a postcard for a FREE cooker the other day. I had to wire it into the wall which was a pain as it was awkward to get to but it's all installed now.
It has hardly been used and in good condition and good working order. I can't believe my luck!

The old cooker will go to the scrapyard for a few bob aswell. Happy days.

I have also acquired a biube fish tank to go with my biorb but the light wire was loose and only came on if you wiggled it so I cut the dodgy bit off and I've rewired it and now it works perfectly. This tank will go in my bedroom, the other biorb is in the living room. I find fish tanks very soothing.

Lot's of stuff being given away to clear the house. I used to find it difficult to throw things out as I always think I might find a use for things and also I'm incredibly sentimental. Such a pain. But it's getting easier now.

I was dumping a tatty old chest of drawers  at the tip 2 days ago and I saw a woman about to dump a perfectly good rug, so I asked her if I could have it and she said yes. It's now in my living room having been hoovered and steam cleaned with my Shark which was a frugal £10 from $esco a few months ago.

Going to see family in Wales and to look at 2 houses on Monday yippee!
One house is in Truro and the other is in Exmouth. Only bad thing about it is I am terrified of motorways and sometimes get debilitating panic attacks. Saying that, I was alright driving my eldest to London to see 'Queen' playing live at Hammersmith Opollo which turned into 3 hours each way due to road closure and I didn't panic once so fingers crossed.

Hello to my new reader. I'm up to 43 now :)

Night folks.

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Maybe moving to Exmouth?

Hello Dear Readers,

Welcome to my new readers, 41 now so hopefully I will soon be able to have my giveaway.

Does anyone come from Exmouth?

The reason I haven't had time to blog for a week or so is because I've been busy decluttering the house even more urgently as we may be moving to Exmouth and don't want to pay to take unwanted clutter with us thus upping removal costs.

I may have mentioned before that I love Devon and Cornwall and have been hoping to be able to move down there one day and now it looks like it may be happening!

If anyone has any stories or info about the area I would be glad of it.  The more we can find out about the town and area the better informed choice we can make about whether to make the move or not.  I'm looking to move away from East Anglia for a slower pace of living.  We will be going down to look at the house next weekend (all being well).  I have been trawling the internet to find out what I can that way.

Anyway, more to do so bye for now.

I am interested in whether it really does rain that much more than the south east.