Wednesday, 26 January 2011

OK it is not quite WOYWW but I'm building up to being back

I promise something handmade to the FIRST 5 people* who leave a comment here who want something. However, to be eligible, you must repost this status, offering something handmade to 5 other people. The rules are that it must be handmade (or homemade) by you and it must be sent to your 5 people some time in 2011. Ready, set, GO!               
Anyone who wants an update on the neighbourly (or lack of situation) please look at previous post.  I've tried putting in some pictures but blogger is not playing at the moment and I have not the patience........

Friday, 21 January 2011

An update long overdue

Hi everyone, hope you all had good christmases or survived the whole thing depending on your take and your health.  By the time it arrived I was ready for the break and the away.  The hardest part was getting out of my sisters driveway on the 23rd as Rugby area had an extreme snow fall on the 22nd.  The motorways were clear and my laptop and Toystory made the whole journey painless.

I'm not really sure what is being dealt with as regards downstairs. He was due to be arrested last week but then yesterday I got a call to say he was being invited in for a chat. One of our neighbours agreed to give a statement to the police (anonymous) regarding the intimidation he and his family have recieved and all that has been said / done regarding ourselves - however (I suspect) as we plan to move on indefinitely (they don't know how soon just the for sale sign board) he failed to show up to the agreed meeting. There are rumours that downstairs is a grass which could explain a number of things. Whitefriars as ever are silent at the working end - we do have one lady who phones up to find out what is being done (but she is not allowed to step in until her colleagues are seen to be failing to do their job............)

So crap out the way.  We are moving out on the 1st Feb, we did the maths and reckon we can just about swing a mortgage and the rent so financially 2011 will be pants BUT, in every other way things have got to be better.  We are moving to a 3 bedroom terrace with a garden, 20 doors down from one set of friends and over the common and across the railway bridge from another.  I CAN'T WAIT -  the reason I haven't posted before is I'm terrified of jinxing the whole thing. The paperwork is now in my hands the rented sign is up and everything set up bar the gas and electricity so I am taking the risk.  So my friends it will go quiet again until we are packed, unpacked and set up but then there will be a shared (office space for dh) dedicated room for crafting in - let the productivity commence and start to build our lives again. All we need to do is get the flat sold - surely that can be accomplished in 2011 - surely.