I cleaned the windows this morning, I always feel better when my windows are clean and sparkling. We only have seven windows here so it doesn’t take long. While I’m polishing the glass I can see into all my neighbours gardens, we all live on top of each other here. The Lansdowne estate is pretty with various quaint building styles squashed into a tight space but there is no privacy.
When we bought this place several years ago it was the perfect bolt hole for us to spend winters before we returned to France each spring. It’s quiet, comfortable and easy to maintain but our circumstances have changed, it's really too small now that our daughter uses it as her home when she is on leave from the RAF and not suitable for Rick as we don’t have a garden.
Early next year we shall put it on the market and start looking for a bigger place, something rural with a good sized garden. In fact we have already started looking on the internet but we can’t decide where to relocate to. Property in Wiltshire is expensive and houses are far more affordable if we head north so we have been looking at Shropshire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and Norfolk. Kat is currently at Brize Norton but she could be posted anywhere in the UK so we would like to stay relatively central. These counties are totally unknown to us so it is really scary trying to choose the right area. We have got a lot of research to do; next year will be a challenge.