home sweet home …

We have moved … and have no plans to repeat the exercise for at least another … oh, say 10 years. Or even 20. As I write, the sun is shining, there is a light sea breeze and from our balcony, I can see the boats motoring by down on the marina, as they negotiate the tight bends into their berths for the night. In short, life is rather good here … and the one thing that can top this lifestyle right now is to be on one of the boats … but ssshhhh, don’t tell J – that 31′ Westerly Tempest is looking very buyable from this angle 😉

And by way of icing on the cake, the company moved the broadband service from the old house and as a result torrents are now fyling down our 8Mbit/s ADSL line like proverbial off a stick! Oh happy days.

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compromis de vente …

Yesterday, we exchanged contracts on the sale of our current house and the purchase of our new one. In house buying parlance, this is synonymous to the first few notes from the fat lady’s vocal cords as she delivers her final aria on stage before collapsing from a broken heart, poision or some exotic disease: the end to this dramatic home move is drawing to a close and this Thursday, after 9 glorious years in Wiltshire, we take our final curtain call at Deepwell House before relocating to North Somerset.

With hindsight, I should have maintained a running blog on this move, if only to serve as a reminder to the boys of this eventful period in their lives when change is rife and nothing is stable – but on reflection, this is perhaps one of those life lessons that is better learnt through personal (and at times painful!) experience. I can only thank the designers at EA games for giving us Battlefield 2: Modern Combat – a title that has seen much action on our Xbox 360 in recent weeks and has served as an excellent exhaust for pent up frustration as I frag imaginary estate agents, lawyers and carpet fitters with 120mm shells and FFARs from my virtual Apache helicopter 😉

Roll on Thursday!

Note: Readers should also be advised that I am planning to retire the deepwell.co.uk domain after we have moved – with immediate effect, you should all point your browsers to http://www.ongs.co.uk/ to access this page.