Humble apologies for the lack of contact but, as you can see, there has been a lot going on. I know that it is early days and a lot can happen but it seems that we have sold the house and have had an offer accepted on a new apartment. We have spent a goodly proportion of the past few months wandering around the family home that we love and asking ourselves why no one else loves it. We have also spent too much time looking up at the kitchen ceiling and asking “Whyyyyyyyy”?

Well, it seems that there were reasons. I’m never sure how much info to give out with stuff like this but it seems the timing – with the quality of the buyers and the desperation of the apartment sellers, things have fallen into place. We are both in a “holding it loosely” mood at the moment, which we are trying to balance with being mighty warriors of faith. No wonder I am tired. I will keep you posted.

We are also just back from London, celebrating our wedding anniversary. We left with Aged Parent’s warning to “Keep off those bridges – they drive like maniacs.” ringing in our ears (I’m not sure that she realised that there were terrorist attacks – just bad driving and that is how I am leaving it). We had a lovely time. We went to see “Hamilton” which I can highly recommend. I must admit, I had a bit of trepidation about a three-hour rap musical about one of the founding fathers of the USA but it really is outstanding.

Tickets are very expensive but, on FOW2’s recommendation, we were in the cheaper seats at the side and it was still very good. There were a couple of moments when the actors pointed up and shouted things like “It’s George Washington!” and we couldn’t see him but he usually immediately came down the stairs so that was ok. It’s American history with a twist. All the actors were non-white and I was always taught that King George was a quiet, thoughtful person, prone to introspection. Here he camps it up brilliantly – vicious and mean and taking American Independence very personally. The dancing and the singing though – top notch.

Other than that, we walked miles (no, I mean literally – miles), shopped our birthday money from Aged Parent into oblivion and ate our body-weight in Italian food. In other words – perfect.

I have nothing else to report. I have read a lot. Been to the flicks (Avengers – Endgame – possibly one of my favourite films of the year so far and no, I am not kidding). And we have considered all the furniture etc we will need to sell to downsize. However, considering is all that we have done and I feel that it is quite enough for now.

Have a great week



  1. May 27, 2019 / 5:41 am

    So glad to read that the house sale is at last working out. The Anniversary London Trip sounds like a much needed break. I hope the downsizing doesn’t prove too stressful!

    • lesleyps91
      May 28, 2019 / 8:51 pm

      Thank you. Early days and trying to hold everything nice and loosely but hopefully progress is being made

  2. May 27, 2019 / 8:52 am

    Sold! Wonderful news. Now it is the time for lengthy list making….and collecting of cardboard boxes in which to pack all the things that will then stay there for the next five years. I speak from experience.

    • lesleyps91
      May 28, 2019 / 8:50 pm

      I have to admit that we haven’t even thought of packing yet. A huge cardboard box has appeared in the back room but we haven’t thought about putting anything in it!

      • May 29, 2019 / 4:06 pm

        Small boxes are better, as once a huge one is full it becomes too heavy to move. Then what?!

        • lesleyps91
          May 29, 2019 / 8:35 pm

          Well, I did think that but HOH was so pleased that he had found such a big box that I didn’t like to say anything

  3. May 30, 2019 / 9:26 am

    Oh, well done on your house sale! Bravo! May all go smoothly and complete effectively in short order. xx

    • lesleyps91
      May 30, 2019 / 8:37 pm

      Yup. Thank you. Tiptoeing softly through it at the moment and not getting too confident

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