Oh My Word, what a business renting a house is. I have never rented one before and I am shocked at the hoops you have to jump through to do so.
I have filled in countless forms, both real and on line, I have answered questions that seem completely irrelevant and some quite impertinent ones.
Even though the landlord is quite thrilled at getting a tenant who has the money to pay 6 months up front, plus a deposit, the letting agency have to follow standard procedure.
Then of course there is the question of moving, I have rung a few local firms and 1 is coming this evening to have a look and work out what size vehicle I will need and give me a quote.
One chap said "give me 5 minutes to work out a price" called me back and gave a quote. Now for all he knows I have a cottage stuffed full of old fashioned solid oak furniture and 3 garden sheds full of things, Equally I could have just enough to fill a long wheel based Transit van.
Then there is the packing and weeding out of non essentials and not required any more things. The charity shop has done well, I can not face another car boot sale. I enjoyed the 2 that I did but time is of an essence and I just want to get sorted.
The house in Wales is a typical stone fronted house, quite tall really with lovely high ceilings. The kitchen is bigger than mine here and has a utility room off and a massive under stairs cupboard that is shelved.
This opens into a dining room which is large enough to hold my crafting things as well as table, chairs and cupboards
The front room is slightly larger and has lovely deep window sills, the walls are almost 2 ft thick. The entrance hall is wide enough to take coats and boots and a brolly or two. Just in case it rains. snigger.
There are 2 double bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor and all the windows are tall and wide so the light floods in. There is just enough garden at the rear and a small lawn in the front.
I will be 5 miles from a swimming pool, library. large Tesco, Lidl, Home Bargains, Pound stretcher and Argos. I have not ventured into the town center for a look.
There are 2 butchers in the village, a Post Office, 2 small shops and a fish and chip shop. It is 1 1/2 hrs from Cardigan and the journey takes me through Cross Hands which has a yarn and fabric shop and round the side of Carmarthen which has wonderful shops.
There is no pub in the village but that will be a boon, no loud revelers on the street at closing time, rather than a problem.
I could not take photos as in typical Welsh fashion it rained the whole time we were there. I did have a mostly dry Sunday with James, Cerys and the children though.
That is all I am capable of writing now, I have some new crochet on my hook and will show and tell tomorrow. I have had lots of positive comments on my Bird in the Window and have 3 to make before I move.