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I live in Kent with my husband, toddler Tilly (henceforth known as Monkey) and another baby due in November. We have two cats, Duncan and Lady Macbeth, and four chickens who kindly lay us eggs daily. We live in the picturesque seaside town of Broadstairs. I enjoy reading, knitting and cooking. I'm trying to be a bit 'greener' (not sure how successfully), and to be a gentle parent. Extended breastfeeding and co-sleeping don't freak me out, we use cloth nappies and try to follow some of the ideals of Attachment Parenting. If that sounds as if I know what I'm doing, I don't! I am also a psychotherapist with an interest in Focusing-oriented therapy, and I have a small private practice in the area.

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Almost there

We have exchanged contracts on our house and moving day is scheduled for next Wednesday! I can't possibly convey to you the stress of the last couple of weeks. At more than one point it looked like it wasn't going to happen. We had a deadline of 30th September before our mortgage offer expired. Last Friday we found out that our vendors had lost the house they were planning to buy. Thankfully they have decided to continue with their plans to move and are renting a house in the interim. Yesterday, after trying to exchange contracts for the previous two days, we were informed that our buyers had lost their buyer. Yep, they just decided not to proceed. The English system is appalling, it is a disgrace that there is no commitment until contracts are exchanged. You are relying on someone's word and planning your future lives with no guarantees whatsoever. With great relief we found out that our lenders were happy to proceed on the basis that we would be renting our house out, and even better news came when our buyers indicated that they would like to rent the house and buy it when they had secured another buyer. So now we have a week to pack our lives up and prepare for seaside life! Here's a few pics of our destination:


Joxy said...

Ohhhhhhhhhh gosh it looks sooooo lovely. I've never been to that part of Kent..but it looks how I remember from visiting my aunt when I was a kid!

And yahhhhh congrats on FINAlLY being able to move - gosh it's been a long time coming.. but oh, so worth it, where you're going looks absolutely beautiful!

Tabiboo said...

Welcome to Broadstairs and just one week to go - yipeeeeee, you'll going to love it!

Nina x

Joxy said...

LOL just realised my comment doesn't make much sense ie. never been to that part of kent - how I remember it....

I mean my Aunt lived Rochester way... and particularly the photo with the horse and the fields reminds me of where we use to visit.... but I can't remember exactly where.

docwitch said...

Congratulations Willow! That must be a huge relief - it's finally, finally happening! Very happy for you. And although that does sound stressful with both the buyer and the vendor backing out, at least there's a viable solution in there somewhat.

All the best with the move - your new home looks like a very beautiful part of the world to live in!

Dawn said...

Congratulations, hope everything foes smoothly with your move!

Dawn said...

"goes" not "foes"

Oops, must check spelling!

Mon said...

Buying/selling is soooooooo stressful. The last time we did it was buying land here where everything is chaos. So be thankful for the relatively sane UK system. lol

And those pics! argh, makes me pine for England.
Here's to a smooth move.

Daisypip said...

Ohhhh, you're making me miss Broadstairs sooo much! You'll have great fun during the festival! Have so many lovely and funny memories of that bay. Is the little cinema still running?!

Congratulation and wishing you many blessings in your new home!