Monday, 11 April 2011

Horizons


This is where I live, for the past 27 years
I have lived here, from newly weds, raisin
my children.. from cots to bigger beds..
flowers loaded with colour in flower beds.
The view from all angles is beautiful and
unspoilt.. I can walk to the river in less
than ten minutes.. When the sun comes out
my rooms fill with a brightness that no
other gift from mother nature can provide.
This house is over 400 years old. It has
dry rot, rising damp.. solid oak beams that
hold up the ceilings from kitchen to living
room. With nine rooms in total.. a garden
long enough to play cricket... apple trees
and honey bees, but alas no white turtle
doves! This house comes as part of the
job my other half has had for the last
forty two years. So what is my problem?
Due to his age... retirement age!! We
may have only twelve to eighteen months
left here.... this is my home.. for the
past twenty eight years...... Time to
start looking for some where else to
live.. time to down size, sell pretty
much all that we have.. our furniture's
way too big, I have a piano for sale,
you can have it for a hundred quid.
A three tier electric organ, my dad
gave to me. I don't have time to play
it... I never did. The buyer has to
collect, failing that it'll end up
in a skip. Car boot sales to sort..
the whole lot will have to go...
At first I was sad, but as it's
four walls and a roof, proof that
it only becomes a home when you
add the care and love and all things
family, trinkets, photos,fluffy love,
cushions Lot's of 'don't you knows.'
Time to have a bonfire .. judging
by how much stuff we've gathered
over the years..it's going to be
a bonfire to remember.. ya know.
Time to move on, this will be a
sad day... but with new horizons
to find...we'll survive, we'll be OK.

10 comments:

Leah said...

That's going to be a huge undertaking Indi. I wish you luck and the strength to see it through.

ZomBee said...

1st you have a lovely house.
2nd house is where you live, home is where you are happy.
3rd Whats a "skip" anyway?

Indi said...

Leah ~ Thank you, yeah strength... they say that moving house can be and often is stressful, I've only ever done it once, when I got married and moved in here.


Indi

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Indi said...

ZomBee ~ Thank you, true on both counts. A skip is a huge metal like bucket that you have to hire and they usually coast around £60-70... you put everything in it that you can't get rid of, the skip company dispose of it for you.

Indi

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UBERMOUTH said...

You should speak to a lawyer as you may have acquired rights of tenancy after all these years where they can't force you to leave. It's called grace and favour.

Beautiful house,it'd be hard to leave it.

Indi said...

UBS ~ I'll ,emtion that one to my daughter she's a lawyer... the person who owns the house and most of the properties around here happens to be the Queen of England... ya got her phone number Lol ;)


Indi


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BamaTrav said...

Nah, just keep it. I'll move in and be your handy man and work on the house in just a thong ;) xoxo

BamaTrav said...

Oh....I LOVE that house!!!

Indi said...

BT ~ Er just a thong? In that case I think I should introduce nipple clamps to your outfit!! ;)


Indi


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Indi said...

BT ~ I too LOVE this house, unforunately I don't have the funds to buy, not that the Queen of England ever sells her property... mores the pity, I often say if I won the lttery big time I'd buy it reagardless of whether it was up for grabs or not.. ;(


Indi


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