Oh boy. May started with a bit of a blow. The vendor of the flat I was buying changed her mind about selling. So the surveyor’s fee, the legal costs already incurred (all my legal work had been done) left me over £1000 out of pocket. Then there was the time wasted by the decorator who had given me estimates for repainting the place, the carpet fitter measuring the place, all that time wasted trying to decide on colours…
And yet… The llama is not ironic.
Cost and time wasting aside, she did me a favour. I have found a flat I like much more, in immaculate condition, in a better location and without the need for expensive decoration or new carpets. And it has a little courtyard garden that I can see filled with plants. I’ve already started a list with wisteria and honeysuckle at the top. (The honeysuckles at Fielding Towers are about to bloom and I am really going to miss them.)
Oh, and then my vacuum cleaner died – of old age – this week. Just what you need when you’re trying to keep on top of everything. and my stick cleaner is also on it’s last legs. I looked at replacement and couldn’t believe the price! Nevertheless I had to bite the bullet and I ve gone for a cylinder job recomended by my daughter to replace both.
Nothing to do, at least until I move in and live with what I’ve got. Well, it’s just down to deciding exactly which trestle table I want for my workspace – the table I have just isn’t big enough. The curtain material I chose is still the one I want, but my favourite curtains (bought only last year at vast expense) will fit either my bedroom or study, which is a bonus.
My sale? Well, it’s moving, but rather as a glacier moves but I’m going on holiday at the beginning of next month and if I haven’t moved by then (if no further than my daughter’s spare bedroom) I might begin to crack.
Well, again in the manner of a glacier. Stress is not conducive to writing as I’ve learned in the past. And anything you do write is likely to be pants but I’m thinking a lot.
I’m also running a lovely little giveaway in conjunction with the Tule #royalweddinginvitation series and our own royal wedding event. If you want to throw your name into the hat, leave a comment on my Facebook page.
I’m also taking part in the #romanceauthorchallenge on Instagram. No prizes, but a great opportunity to see a picture post from some great authors every day.
4 Replies to “Liz’s May”
So pleased that you have found somewhere else. I’m sure everything will go well this time. Things happen for a reason. My daughter had 2 properties fall through & also lost quite a bit of money, which being a single parent was not good. The little house she finally bought for her & her daughter Indiana is great and just around the corner from us. She has been there five years now.
It apparently happens a lot more than you’d think Wendy. I’m so glad your daughter found a great place. I’m moving close to mine, too!
Just finished reading two of your books, back to back on my last 2 days in Amsterdam (including your RITA nominated Mills & Boon) and you are so good, and so delicious and I love just sinking into your stories and letting you take me on an incredible journey. I hope you know how much I adore you, and respect you and can’t wait to see you in Denver!!
Every cloud has a silver lining so they say and hopefully you will be all settled in your new home and writing madly 💗