Sunday, 14 April 2013

One Day and Seven Counties

 
 
Yesterday en route and returning from what could potentially be our new home we passed through seven counties of England.  It made for an interesting drive.
 
  We started off in Berkshire, then briefly into Buckinghamshire, then it was the turn of Hertfordshire, then Essex, then Suffolk and then finally Norfolk, on the return journey we went into Cambridgeshire as well.
 
Lots of lovely countryside, different architecture and some pretty towns and villages.  What a brilliant road trip all in the space of a day.
 
   I love this country :-)
 
We stopped en route at the services for coffees but took our own biscuits to keep the costs down, we picnic-ed on what could be our very own land with the dogs playing and running freely around, smelling all the exciting smells that only land new to them has, the sun shone all the time we were there and then the rain set in on the return journey.  It was a good day.
 
 
There's lots more work to do yet before we can try to buy but luckily Lovely Hubby relishes this sort of a challenge,  the auction for the land and property is almost two weeks away, and in the meantime we have to contact our solicitor and check that everything is okay with the land and it's documentation.
 
 Oh,  and one more thing ..... we also have to count up our pennies every last little one of them.
 
Sue xx

21 comments:

  1. I hadn't realised you were looking at somewhere in NORFOLK - now I am even more excited to hear more!

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    1. We were not looking into any specific area, just for the right property or land, as long as it is within a reasonable travel time to family.

      This Norfolk land fits the bill nicely, we just have to win it at auction :-)

      Fingers crossed.

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  2. Me too! I love house hunting :-)
    As Martin always says on Homes under the Hammer
    " Don't forget to read the legal pack"!
    But I'm sure you wouldn't. Fingers crossed :-))

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  3. Norfolk is my home county, you will love it, I live just over the border but still think of myself as a Norfolk Dumpling. The sky is huge and the wind can be fresh but it is a very healthy place to live. Fingers crossed.

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  4. Norfolk is fabulous (whispers the lass with Suffolk in her roots!) - really looking forward to hearing how things go on this. Let us know when it's all systems go so we can cross fingers please.

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  5. It sounds like you had a great day. Good luck with your plans.

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  6. Yes, it would be very exciting if you were in Norfolk, as I am here too (well for at least a few months!!) We have also looked at Cambridgeshire in the past, but hubby did not like it as much. Keeping my fingers and toes crossed for you. Good luck with the planning too. X

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    1. We would most likely miss each other unfortunately :-)

      If we do manage to get the land we have to demolish the house that's on it (it's falling down) and then build a new one of our own as and when we have the money to do it.

      I doubt we would be moving into it in less than two years.

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    2. That is really exciting! I know it always sounds so romantic to design and build your own house, and the reality is totally different, but even so ... Actually that time frame would fit you quite nicely though?

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  7. How very exciting and what a great trip. Its truly amazing that you can cross that many counties in such a small area. Europe is so different to our wide open spaces. That's probably why so many Aussies travel there. It would take me 4.5 hrs on freeways to get to the first border and then another 12 to get to the next. Just before i would reach my hometown in NSW i would go through one town of 2000 then another 38km to another of 2000 then another 100 km of plains to home which has only 5000. That's almost 150km with less than 10,000 people.

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    1. So different. I think us Brits forget how tiny our country is compared to many others :-)

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  8. Oh, how exciting! I shall keep my fingers crossed :)

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  9. Yes, isn't our England so wonderfully diverse.

    Best of luck at auction.

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  10. Norfolk is beautiful so Good Luck for your plans - hope it all comes through for you xxx

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  11. Wow brilliant. Fingers crossed for you both.

    FIB. X

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  12. Hope it all works out!
    Judy xx

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  13. Fingers and toes crossed across the pond as well!

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  14. What a lovely time to be able to go look at a prospective new home !!
    I will be keeping fingers crossed and that you will be new 'property owners' !!
    xoxo

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  15. THIS IS SO EXCITING SUE! I was in Norfolk over the weekend, we could have passed on the roads!

    You have chosen a beautiful part of the world and I hope and pray you get to live your dreams there.

    Sft x

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  16. You will be living the dream. Will you be on Grand Designs? Were you on Escape to the Country? Although I have been in Australia for 47 years (came here at 21), we have had a couple of trips back and the one thing I really miss (not the weather) but the public footpaths. Fingers and toes crossed for you. Joy

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