Friday, 23 August 2013

Frivolous Friday: A Week Spent Peering Over Hedges . . . AKA House Hunting

Happy weekend everyone!  

My first week in England has been dominated by house hunting. Our quest has taken us from the very north - Durham - down to the bit in the middle just off to the right side of the country - Cambridgeshire for the purists amongst us.  Part of that search included taking some fun photos  . . .

Kate's eyes lit up when she saw these boots. They would have been ideal for stomping around the country looking for houses . . .

Who can resist a chocolate bear? Or the song "Teddy Bear's Picnic?"
The girls and I stumbled onto a mouthwatering chocolatier in Durham . . . pity chocolate hates me!

This awesome pear tree espalier graced a wall of an ancient house in the quaint town of Duddington.

Andrew was very keen on this stone cottage in Duddington. Gorgeous on the outside but waaaaay beyond rustic on the inside. Living there would have felt like we'd been transported to Cranford - fine for a book or TV series, but to live? I don't think so. It would have been proof conclusive to Erin and Kate that we'd finally flipped over the edge . . .

In the end we settled for a very boring-looking, but infinitely more comfortable house in Lincolnshire. 

Now we await all the legalize with the rental agency. Meanwhile our container of furniture arrived in England today. it will go into storage until the house is ready for us to move into at the beginning of September. Can't wait.

Now for some bookish news . . .

You have probably noticed that my blog has been very quiet for the past week. Don't despair, normal transmission resumes tomorrow. I will be posting a review of Beguiled Again by Patricia Burroughs. In the meantime, have a great weekend.


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