We are pretty excited here at follow our motorhome HQ (A.K.A Chez Boris), as we have found a cute little house that we are hoping will soon be ours. After just a couple of weeks of hard house hunting,where we were finding that properties were being snapped up as soon as they came on the market if not before, we have found what we think is a perfect little home. Our long list of wants was almost met, it had to be walkable to Birkdale Village centre, have a real fire or the opportunity to install one, have an open plan sociable kitchen area, a drive, at least 2 beds and an easy to manage garden that would allow us to still go off travelling. We have almost achieved all of this apart from the driveway, but we have compromised as it’s on a quiet street with parking options outside or nearby and we have found storage for Boris. With the survey completed and no chain, we are now just waiting on searches to come back before we can look forward to exchanging contracts and breathing a sigh of relief.
This doesn’t mean an end to our travels though, it just means that we may go for shorter periods of time. It also means that when we come back, we have somewhere to call home rather than relying on sofa surfing or taking over my mums spare room.
We have a busy time ahead of us though, as the contents of our previous 4 bed house with a double garage now need to be condensed down to fit into a 2 bed house with no garage and just a small shed! We intend to head back down to the Midlands to have a mass clear out at the local car boot sale and on e bay next week. Do get in touch if you know anyone that’s setting up home soon and may benefit from our clear out.
With the deed of finding a house now off the “To Do” list we intend to enjoy a sunny bank holiday up in Southport. Plans to have dinner in Manchester with my sis, catch up with an old work colleague and go and see the tall ships in Liverpool are all in place.
Happy Bank Holiday all.
Andi & Paul xxx