To be honest, it’s been an awful experience trying to find somewhere to live that ticks the boxes of comfort, cleanliness and cost. I’ve been in & out of the estate agents in East Dulwich and Camberwell more often than I think is normal, and yet I’m still without a home.
When I had the offer accepted, I then booked flights to travel back to NI to spend a few days relaxing… and I’ve been doing that, though I have still had to review gumtree.com and estate agent websites to see what’s going on and research prices & locations.
That said, it’s been nice to be home. I got here on Wednesday and have been sleeping in my own bed very peaceably since. I’ve been enjoying Mum’s cooking and visiting family & friends. I caught up with Auntie Susan, Granda & Granny last night in Lisbellaw before meeting up with Rod in Enniskillen. Good times & good people. Unfortunately, Granda isn’t feeling so great at the moment. He’s a big age & has slowed down a bit since I last saw him, but hopefully he’ll be feeling better for my visit. This evening, I’m planning to head over to see my other Granny in Lisnaskea & to catch up on life with her.
This past few days in England have been greatly helped by the generosity of friends – Alex & Charlotte took me into their home when I landed in England, in Reading and Dave & Pauline (and little Archie) let me stay with them in London for a few days also. A big thank you to them all – and when the opportunity allows itself, an invite to the house warming party too!! They’ll get prime seats at the table!!
And so I’m back to London on Sunday evening & back to the house hunting on Monday afternoon. Fingers crossed!!