Monthly Archives: February 2010
Today we continued our quest for a new home and took or planned trip into St Neots, Cambridgeshire to have a look around, get a feel for the place and to see what was on offer.
What neither of us expected was the amount of water that was around. The river Ouse had burst its banks due to nearly 14 hours of torrential rain. This made for an interesting drive and of course didn’t show St Neots or the surroundings areas in the best light.
As perverse as this sound it does helps us to understand how Cambridgeshire can be a victim of the weather and more importantly it gives us an indication of how the area can cope during such a deluge.
We spent most of the day driving around, avoiding the rain and getting a good indication of what we could get for our money. As usual there’s much more on offer outside of London. It’s simply a trade-off between the commute and the cost of property.
Whilst exploring the villages we ended up at The White Horse in Tilbrook where we had one of the best Pub Sunday Lunches I think I have ever had. The food was all freshly prepared (including the Yorkshire Puddings and the stuffing) and it all arrived piping hot and in plentiful supply.
Following our excursion we popped by Camborne to have a peep at our friends house and were happy to report to them that it’s all as they left it before heading off to Boston.
Of course going to Camborne made me feel a little sad as they are not there anymore but it also gave us the opportunity to have a look around the Estate Agents to see what was on offer. After all the searching it does feel that Camborne is still very much on our possible list.
I guess only time will tell…
Ok so my seven days may not be as exciting as the Pet Shop Boys but it has been an unusual week.
- To start I went to work in a heavy snow shower on Monday causing me to get soaked and frozen by the time I got on the train.
- Tuesday I had to commute into town after working at home all day waiting for a Boiler Man who never turned up.
- Wednesday I made it back into the office (just to show my face!)
- Thursday was again spent at home, only to find out when the Boiler Man turned up that our boiler is about to die and we need a new one
- Friday was a lovely sunny day, the kind of day at the end of winter that casts long shadows on the ground – this gives me hope that spring is around the corner.
- Saturday I tapped into my charitable side and have sponsored a “Cat Cabin” which means homeless cats will be safe and warm thanks to my donation
- And tomorrow (OK I am a bit ahead of myself), tomorrow we may be going house hunting again but I wanted to include the fab photo of Brandy on the dining chair with me, watching me online
I wonder how different these Seven Days sets would be if they were to be a regular feature?
Enjoy the photos:
So it’s turned out to be a weekend where we have time to ourselves.
We had plans but sadly one of our friends was ill so it freed up the day.
It’s been very productive though. I have:
Reupholstered the dining room chairs
Sorted out the transition from Quicken Windows to iBank (100 times better) and (obviously) moved back into the world of blogging.
The latter will only remain if I convince myself the WordPress blog fits in with the look and feel of trunkguy.com. What do you think?
So why blog again? Well I think it’s more personal. It’s my space on the web. I am not conforming to Facebook pigeon holes (or have to). It also allows me to post more than allowed on Twitter.
There’s lots more I could say on the subject. Let’s just see how it goes.
I guess this is a vehicle (as it’s always been) to communicate with friends. They’ve been used to keeping abreast of my activity with the old blog and I took that away.
I realise not everyone has the desire to have a Twitter or FB account therefore this resurrection is enabling open access to “my world” again.
We have a number of friends who have just moved abroad and although I will miss them terribly I hope this helps bridge the geographical boundaries.
My handy work.