Friday, 28 October 2011

Searchlights and moths?

Searchlight like, lights from the fair that takes place here in Hull each October. Its on common ground that lays beside the road that runs parallell to my own road. I didnt go for a wander this year, but no matter, the atmosphere is there to see in the sky, each time I let the dog out for a tiddle!
The beams, looking paler here than they actually are, skid across the sky and uplight the underside of the clouds. I could almost hear the wailing sirens that would have accompanied the old war time searchlights......even though I HONESTLY wasnt alive back then.....Ive seen it on the tele lol

And this is the third Mr Finch creation I have bought, but this one must go as a christmas gift.............I simply must not keep this for msyelf as well! But I love the use ofthe old textiles and here, the tapestry.
It works so well as wings!

The house is up for sale and not a soul has been to see it! So its hard not to think Fate is telling me stay ~ but its early days so I will give it another month or three, before I change my mind about moving....again!
Meanwhile I am decluttering bit by bit.............some stash to Scrapstore, some to the charity shop, some to a crafting colleague and alot still left to re-sort or keep.............
Work is having a shake up and the Service itself is undergoing a radical change, so we all wait with bated breath, to see if our jobs are going to be kept on, altered or downgraded in any way.
Not great for morale let's face it but not worth worrying about it yet. Time for that when I know if Im being made redundant and at the rate 'they' are making decisions, I could be waiting for a long time for news....
Okay best crack on with the sorting stuff out.

Hope all is well with you folks !

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Time flies...

Ive been a bit preoccupied and times flown by.......but Ive finally come to a decision and put my home on the market. Not that much is selling at the moment though!
Ive been worrying and wittering away, over whether I should try and sell my old 1903 home and  - find a shed in the middle of a field somewhere lol

Im pretty much surrounded by rental properties here, the kind  that have been divided into flats and tennants come and go, generally investing nothing at all in the street or community.

So Im testing the market I suppose in the hope ( I think..) that someone will waltz along and buy my house, hopefully quickly, so I havent time to think about what I've done!

I find myself swinging tween wanting to stop work and living more cheaply in a static mobile home ( trailer ) although by choice I'd prefer a roomy Lodge. Or buying a smaller place, in probably as rental an area hereabouts, but maybe with a small conservatory, loft conversion or parking.

Another bricks and mortar or a Lodge, means I have to have a small mortgage again and that means I have to stay at work for afew more years to pay it off. So no point moving at all, unless its to somewhere with more to offer me, in one way or another.

A static although maybe too small really, I could buy outright and then leave work, live pretty much in the country and take life easier altogether. Id find SO much to do though I know it lol

But statics and lodges devalue so, and I'm worried the kids won't be able to sell it and get anything much back off it, when I've gone. They offer a lifestyle change though and maybe thats the charm of them.

So thats why Ive not been blogging........and I still dont know if I'm doing the right thing, so have thrown it to see what happens lol

The other day, I was driving round looking at areas, with houses in I'd seen online that might be worth a look at. I pulled in to look again at the map, looked up and saw............ this bird!
 The fence was gnawed in so many places, I reckon he was well used to being there and this was maybe his evening constitutional. But it was abit of a surprise never the less!
I suppose they must have had his wing feathers clipped so he doesnt fly away.

He stopped briefly and stared at me to see what I was doing maybe, then carried on with his gnawing funny!