A moving date at last!

After what has seemed like an eternity of waiting, we have now exchanged contracts on our house sale and purchase and have a date of completion. On Tuesday July 13th we shall be leaving our home here in Bedfordshire and setting out for West Sussex and our new house.

It is difficult to describe my feelings now that the move is just over 2 weeks away. There is still so much to do and very little time to dwell on the implications of this change in our lives, but I know I shall miss the familiar surroundings and all the friends and contacts we have here in Bedfordshire, where we have brought up our children and spent such a large part of our married life. However, I’m sure new friends and interesting experiences await us in Sussex and the joy of being nearer our granddaughter should soon dispel any misgivings I may have.

The other positive aspect of this sale is that the prospective new owners are exactly the sort of people we hoped would want to buy our home. They fell immediately in love with the house and garden and we couldn’t have wished for a nicer couple to take over our old home. They are young and full of energy and ideas but also want to live in the house just as it is for a while, to get a “feel” for the place. And they are enchanted by the garden, which they plan to keep as it is, whilst also developing the vegetable and fruit-growing areas. So we can move on, knowing our old family home will be in good hands.

I expect it will be a while before I write another post but more details of our new house will follow in due course.

9 Responses to “A moving date at last!”

  1. Colin Walton says:

    Nonsense love – you will really enjoy the change.

    I am sure once the boring bits are out of the way it will bring you a whole new lease of life.

    Looking forward to seeing you again soon after all these years!

    All the best in the move!

    XXXX C

  2. Dot says:

    It’s a funny feeling isn’t it, being in the middle of moving. I’m glad you feel your old home will have sympathetic owners, I think that makes it easier to move on. I hope everything runs smoothly now.

  3. quinn says:

    So glad you will be passing the torch – or the gardening spade – to suitable hands 🙂
    Here’s hoping for a smooth move and a pleasant period of putting down new roots!

  4. Kathy says:

    positive thoughts for your new adventure in life. Will be thinking of you

  5. Helen Melvin says:

    Best wishes for your move. Good to know that your home is being left in good hands!

  6. Hope all goes smoothly over the next few weeks – look forward to hearing your plans for the new garden over the next year! Enjoy the new adventure!
    Best wishes,
    Deb

  7. Sue Craig says:

    Hi Jenny
    I shall be thinking of you on Tuesday and hoping that your move is smooth as silk and that you settle into your new home happily.
    Good luck.
    Sue

  8. Beverley says:

    Good luck with your move. It’s beautiful here in West Sussex so I’m sure you’ll soon be settled in.

  9. Janet says:

    Good luck with your move and making new friends. I am in the midst of same myself.
    Janet