smallholderwannabe

This blog is mainly a rambling kind of diary of the transition from smallholderwannabe to smallholder.

Monday, March 08, 2010

We have had an interesting weekend. Saturday school started this week and runs for three weeks. That means no Saturday lie in for three weeks and I miss that opportunity to climb back into bed for a bit with a book and a cuppa. It is my time to recover after the ravages of the week. It also means that for four whole weeks, the alarm is set to go off to wake us every morning and I really like NOT having to set the alarm. On the other hand, it is a little bit more in the smallholderwannabe coffers. I can't have it all ways. But I'd like to :)

A friend was driving on a road just outside the city boundary last week and rang us up to tell us that he had passed a for sale sign for 8 acres and were we interested...? So after school on Saturday, we drove there to have a look. It is just the land but there are a couple of houses for sale nearby. However, the road is a busy one with fast traffic and the houses are expensive. The land is up for auction next week so we had to look at it and the nearby houses and decide quickly. So we decided "no". The land is in two flat fields, with a river running between and there are lots of rushes. There is only one house built on that side of the road so that probably means the possibility of flooding. I don't want to live on a busy road. So another bit of excitement and another flat feeling evening. But you have to explore the possibilities when they arise. We wouldn't mind another £100,000 in the pot and then it would be easier to find somewhere... Anybody with that amount going spare and unwanted, please apply here.

This is my 100th post. Another little landmark passed.

2 Comments:

  • At 4:33 AM, Blogger Frugal Life UK said…

    hi Jo - what do you teach on Saturday - i'm swelling frugal queen's debt reduction fund by tutoring for four hours a week

     
  • At 8:04 AM, Blogger Jo said…

    I teach a 3 hour English-cum-information processing thing. It is Saturday after all and all of us have been to school all week, so I make it all puzzle based. I miss my Saturday morning though!

     

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