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Moving Fast [May. 25th, 2006|04:56 pm]
Tony Grist
We've had an offer on the house and we've made an offer ourselves-on a house in Sheerness on the Isle of Sheppey. 

We now enter a period of uncertainty. Anything or everything could fall through. Nothing has been signed, no money has changed hands. 

The house in Sheerness is about the same age as this one and a little smaller. The big selling point is that you cross the road, climb over the flood defences and you're faced with this...


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[User Picture]From: upasaka
2006-05-25 04:26 pm (UTC)
I'm SO ENVIOUS!

One of these days, I will live by the sea...

I hope it all works out.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-05-25 04:42 pm (UTC)
Thanks.
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[User Picture]From: strange_complex
2006-05-25 04:31 pm (UTC)
Wow, you don't mess about, do you? ;) And that is indeed one hell of a selling point.

Actually, it's very good for me to have you on my friends list, pushing forward with your move like this. It spurs me to further action myself! I've been able to make some fair progress this week, as I finally got my book to the publisher on Monday, and have also finished most of my work for Warwick now. But still, I'm lagging way behind you two. :)
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-05-25 04:49 pm (UTC)
We're both rather impulsive.

But the system isn't. Moving house is such a slow, laborious, expensive business.

I now have to cultivate patience.....
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[User Picture]From: seraphimsigrist
2006-05-25 04:42 pm (UTC)
search on google produces
aheppeyscum.com which as the name
suggests is an odd sort of site...
is it a problem to be more isolated
from London etc? a friend is buying
a house in Spain for future retirement
in the mountains and it is a good buy
but I am not sure he will want to
actually live there without New York
just nearby...but this is certainly
beautiful...the sea just there
perhaps richer than a city...
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[User Picture]From: seraphimsigrist
2006-05-25 04:45 pm (UTC)

ah called up map

but having called up a map
it looks in fact not remote.
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[User Picture]From: red_girl_42
2006-05-25 04:44 pm (UTC)
That's absolutely gorgeous!

I will keep my fingers crossed for you.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-05-25 04:54 pm (UTC)

Re: ah called up map

Thanks.
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[User Picture]From: sovay
2006-05-25 04:54 pm (UTC)
That's breathtaking.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-05-25 06:30 pm (UTC)
We climbed over the sea-wall (which is about 15 foot high) and couldn't believe what we were seeing
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[User Picture]From: sina_says
2006-05-25 05:41 pm (UTC)
wow. good luck.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-05-25 06:30 pm (UTC)
Thanks.
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From: gwendraith
2006-05-25 05:49 pm (UTC)
Good luck with the move, I hope it isn't too stressful! Nice spot, close enough to go paddling!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-05-25 06:31 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I love to paddle.
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[User Picture]From: zoe_1418
2006-05-25 05:58 pm (UTC)
Congrats! All this great house-selling news these days -- Jackie J and now you!

Even so, I myself remain determined not to have to go through all that. This is my first house as a grownup, we've been here 10 years, and we'd like to stay here until we die (or move into a retirement condo at, say, age 85)... But that is just us! (and perhaps our luck in having such an ideal place to begin with)
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-05-25 06:32 pm (UTC)
This move sort of crept up on me. A month ago I too would have said I planned to stay put forever and then- suddenly-bingo!
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[User Picture]From: halfmoon_mollie
2006-05-25 06:12 pm (UTC)
Wow. now you can write poetry about the ocean...!

What a neat place, I hope both offers go through and you get what you want.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-05-25 06:33 pm (UTC)
Thanks.

I love the sea. But I never thought I'd be able to afford a seaside home.
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[User Picture]From: jackiejj
2006-05-25 08:15 pm (UTC)
Oh, Tony!

May all blessings bring you to this place!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-05-26 09:01 am (UTC)
Thank you.

And now it's out of our hands....
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[User Picture]From: haikujaguar
2006-05-25 08:39 pm (UTC)
Oh... so lovely!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-05-26 09:02 am (UTC)
And unexpected.
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[User Picture]From: karenkay
2006-05-26 01:42 am (UTC)
Finally! For some reason the pic wouldn't display on my work computer.

Okay, put me on the list of visitors.:)
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-05-26 09:01 am (UTC)
You'll be very welcome
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[User Picture]From: karenkay
2006-05-26 01:48 am (UTC)
I look up Sheppey, England in Google images and discovered that you have your own webcam! (Meant to show weather.) http://www.iossc.org.uk/weather/images/latest.jpg

Lots of cool photos.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-05-26 09:03 am (UTC)
Splendid.

The webcam looks as though it may have been set up just yards from where I took my picture.
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