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A New Year, and time’s moving so fast.

Happy New Year everybody, we hope 2017 brings happiness and health to you and all of your family. As we lay in bed on New Years day talking about the year ahead, we reflected on the fundamental change that we’re about to take in the way we live. We’re conditioned from an early age to build a stable home and fill it with better and nicer stuff;  this year we’re throwing that conformity out of the window and taking our lives in a completely new direction. We’ll still have a home, albeit […]

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A quiet week, and a disappointment

It’s a bit hard to write a blog when there’s not much happened to write about. When we’re off travelling, there’ll be things happening most days, but this week has been relatively quiet with no major events. What should have been the biggest event for the week was the “open hour” for the house viewing, when prospective tenants could come and look around the house. Checking in with the estate agents on Friday, after we’d spent a lot of time making the house look beautiful, revealed that nobody had registered […]

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The preparation begins……

17 Weeks to go. A casual remark from a Motorhome friend and blogger “the time will pass so quickly” sent us into a head spin this week. We sat in bed counting the weeks, discussing all the things we had to get done getting the house ready to rent, Christmas looming, and a new van to get kitted out (and enjoy). As the list of jobs got longer and longer we realised we had to seriously get our arses in gear if we want to get out of the house by […]

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Principles for clearing the house ready for renting

We’re starting the long process of clearing the house, ready to rent it out next March – theres a lot to do and a lot to clear out. For everything in the house we need to decide Will it be useful in the Van on our travels? Does it add value to the house? – it can stay with the house Do we need to keep it, or is it sentimental? – for storage Does anybody else want it? Can we sell it? Give it to the Charity shop Dump it ! […]

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