Wednesday, February 25, 2009

All packed and ready to go

Well that's it then, after this weekend the house will be all packed up and ready for renting. I did have a bit of a false start as the neighbours did say their parents wanted to rent it but then changed their minds and as I was cursing thin air asking whoever why were things made so difficult for me, out of the blue, a letting agent rang. One I had called a few months ago ringing as a courtesy call. So around she popped and it's now in the hands of an agent.

I often curse or ask questions to thin air, but that is the first time I have had such a quick response!!

I thought I would feel sad, but actually I didn't. I have got fed up with the travelling up every weekend and now I will have the time to go on some of the London walks I love so much. I love doing those in the summer and we once went on a ghost walk which was funny/spooky and good value for money.

Course I will be going up to see Sharonon a regular basis, so I will still be able to go to my beloved farm shops.

So here's to the next phase

Friday, February 13, 2009

Homeward bound

Since my Mum died in October, I have been spending more time living at my Dads than going home to Crewe. This works for me mainly because I work in London anyway.

I had my house in Crewe up for sale for most of last year, in fact I put it on the market in March and up until I took it off the market in November I had ONE viewing. I have now made the decision to empty the house and rent it out unfurnished rather than keep paying the bills and not get there very often. So I am off next week to pack up my home and get it ready for renting.

Despite the fact that for the last 5 and a half years I have only really spent the weekends there and the odd week here and there on annual leave, I have loved living there. It is so different from London where I spend most of my time.1 minute across the road is the park (In fact in that photo you can SEE my house). 5 minutes and I am in the country. 10 Minutes and I can find a nice canal to stroll along. There are farm shops and ice cream farms, pubs to get nice cheap lunches and I am going to miss being able to just go there and chill.

Luckily I have my best friend Sharon literally around the corner from my house so I can still go up to Crewe and stay there with her, but it is going to be weird not being able to just put my key in the door.

So think of me next week, packing up boxes (in fact my whole life!) probably sobbing into my porridge.....

Thursday, February 05, 2009

EGG on your (in) face

I am the owner of an EGG credit card, I am one of life's naughty people that do not pay off the entire balance at the end of the month. But I am this month!! Oh yes

Anyone who reads this and knows or is an owner of an Egg credit card, I urge you please, to look at your emails and statements. Yesterday they emailed me to tell me that from March my interest rate will rise from 17.9% (Bad enough) to a whopping 21.9% (daylight robbery rate)

So Dear Egg, if you think I am paying to top up your coffers after your parent companies greedy dealers bought crap stocks to bump up their bonuses, you are mistaken. When the interest rates are at their lowest in history I am not going to be party to your profiteering and I hope you go bankrupt!

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Let it snow

Yesterday, we had, according to Boris Johnson 'Exceptional circumstances' with regards to the snow. I quote 'The right snow just the wrong quantity'

I woke up yesterday morning in London to about 5 inches of snow. I got up, showered and dressed and as I was doing so they announced on the radio that 'All London bus services had been suspended' Now I knew the trains would be up the creek but I have never ever seen the buses suspended after snow. NEVER! It was purely because the bus services were suspended that I couldn't get to work. I had the routes worked out in my head but couldn't get a bus.

Then later on in the afternoon, there was Boris telling the BBC that he thought he had done a brilliant job considering the exceptional circumstances. Well Boris, you didn't. Not even the war stopped London buses.

Oh and while I am on my high horse, how about a special mention to Camden council who shut the local parks for safety reasons!! Brilliant. Lets hope they have gritted the pavements because if the ones outside today are anything to go by they are far more dangerous than a walk in a snowy park.

P.S Can anyone please tell me why the councils no longer grit pavements?