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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

A fresh view.........

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A lot has happened since my last post, we have finally moved house. Its taken a couple of years but its happened, what a relief.....pheew. Its amazing how anyone gets to move house in the UK with our strange and haphazard system for conveyancing. Nothing is certain until the last minute, so no wonder its very stressful, and I hate dealing with this type of uncertainty, particularly when its your home is at stake.
Its a complete change of house, from a largeish old one, to a smaller new one, so I am looking forward to the much lower running costs. Its 30 years since we last moved, so you can imagine the amount of stuff that was accumulated, and even though over the last couple of years we have been gradually getting rid of it, its still far too much. Thankfully there's the garage.
The new place, Taffs Well, is only 7 miles from where we lived before, but more rural with a village feel about it. Its alongside the river Taff and the Well bit is because there used to be a hot spring here, and has been used since Roman times, but I've not found that particular watering hole yet.
This is the view from the window when I'm on the computer, its the Garth mountain.
Anyway, back to the cardboard boxes and all the unpacking.


  1. How exciting! I know how long its been since you decided to move and I'm glad its finally done. And what a view from your window! You'll have lots of new places to explore.

    Graham has told me about the conveyancing procedure in the UK...it sounds difficult, to be sure. I'm very happy for you, Dave...you'll be settled in no time!

  2. Congrats on the move! That sure is a pretty view.

  3. What a lovely view. Think I would spend a lot of time looking out that window.

    I sure know about accumulating stuff. We had 27years of stuff to sort through, sell, give away, trash, and finally got it down to ONE truck for the move.

    Glad to have you back... I missed you and have looked at that sheep many times while you were gone.


  4. A new house, a new life! Even if it's stressing and tiring to sell, to buy, to pack, etc, it's so exciting! I hope you'll show us your new place?
    (and what do you call "a hot spring"? ;-))

  5. Good luck in your new home! It looks like you have a beautiful vantage point from there. Lucky you! I like the sound of the village too. We will look forward to seeing photos of your new area.

  6. Hi everyone thanks for the kind comments. I'll post some pictures soon. Dave

  7. Wow what a pretty Mountain view Dave! Glad to of hear from you in my email box.

    I can only imagin at how much stuff you and the Mrs had collected, I bet you found things that went missing many many years ago. lol

  8. I'm glad everything went well! The view is gorgeous!

  9. Wow 30 yrs. It must have been super stressful. The red tape here is unbelievable. Just getting a rental property is a nightmare.

  10. Such a gorgeous view!
    A wonderful place to live!
    Enjoy your new home!


  11. Gosh what a view Dave! Moving is always stressful but I'm sure you'll have fun exploring once you are settled in.

  12. Hellooooooo are you fully moved in yet? Me is missing your posts here. :(

    Hope you are alright and everyone is okay at your end.


Thanks for your comments. Whenever possible I will always reply. Dave