We're not too far off putting our house on the market - painting finished, new carpet installed, blinds ordered so when there was an 'open house' advertised for a town house we've been tracking on 'Right Move', it seemed a good opportunity for some further research in Faversham. The journey down was so much greener than last year ( all those apple trees) and there was wonderful local produce on sale in the market. It was a useful exercise looking round the property - lots of space but rather dark and a feeling of being hemmed in, so some revisions to the spec needed. After a late pub lunch writing up my notes I wandered around to remind myself of why we want to move here: the creek, the history, the countryside, the inspiration.
It's been a hard, relentless few months physically, mentally and emotionally and I really need a rest, so I'm off for a few days on my own at the Heights Hotel in Portland. I'm taking some books, my camera and some sketching materials but no laptop or tablet and looking forward to seeing the flowers and having some nice meals out. I know it's half term but I know some quiet spots.
The final straw was the long anticipated delivery from IKEA this morning of various bits of furniture. The Ivar shelving I ordered for my workroom was all broken !! I've some Ivar units in constant use for years but the quality has nose-dived out of all recognition. Any ideas about alternatives?
So glad I'm running away to the sea tomorrow!!