Still quiet on the western front

Still quiet on the western front

No news is good news.  Is that ‘all news is bad news’ or ‘the absence of news is good’?  I wondered this over breakfast the other day. There comes a time in every girl’s life where you look at the gate, realise someone has left it open and go for freedom.  I did this...
The law is an ass

The law is an ass

I said I wouldn’t talk about this move until we were sure it was progressing or it would be jinxed again.  Last year we sold twice, once to the current buyer but her sale fell through.  3rd time lucky. We thought we were safe now; we were due to exchange contracts...

Checking up on the locals

Sometimes, rather than more missives from sparring solicitors, it’s quicker to cut to the chase, go to the source and get answers yourself!  So we did.It take somewhere between 61/2 and 8 hours to get to where we are moving.  At the moment we are rushed off our feet...

What’s in a name?

Is it Prince Henry or Harry?  Is Ringo Star Mr Starr or Mr Richard Starkey (Starkey apparently, Ringo is just a stage name, he gets upset if you get it wrong)?  Cliff Richard is Harry Webb, Maureen Lipman is Mrs Rosenthal……So, many moons ago, when I first met Alistair...
What’s a country mile?

What’s a country mile?

A country mile – it’s a long way, and seems country folk have been saying it’s 10 times as far as a normal mile since the 1800s.  No doubt my granny would have said it, being born in 1877 and a country lass. That’s her house (or was) above, well half of it...