...for half the price. While I was chatting on the phone to another friend last week, she said she was binge watching 'Twice the life for half the price' a channel 5 program. She was saying she'd often thought she should have had the courage to move somewhere more remote when she had a young family, in particular Wales. For those of you who haven't seen it, its about people who up root themselves from busy towns or cities and move to the country or seaside etc. I did watch the series over a few evenings but was left a little confused by their mathematics regarding the 'half the price' bit, as many of the participants were either no better off or marginally better off moneywise then before. However, the biggest change was by far, lifestyle and space.
Strangely enough I had a conversation with hubby about the housing market shortly after I sold my rental house. He felt I'd been extremely lucky to have completed on the house when I did, as the newspapers were already full of doom and gloom regarding mortgages and recession. But I actually believed and still do, that COVID 19 would push people to change their lives, take chances on things they'd dreamt of doing for a long time and put off. Well just 2 weeks later I was sort of proved right. Apparently Rightmove have reported a huge increase of people seeking properties in the country or seaside.
So Sue in Wales, I don't think you are going to have any problems selling your small holding in Wales when the viewing ban is lifted. I know Estate Agents are doing online viewings but no one is going to buy just from a virtual viewing.....are they? Once actual viewings start I think the market will fly.
I'd love to hear from you if the pandemic has made you think about doing something you've put off over the years? Big or small it doesn't matter.
Mine is nothing major (unless I win the cottage competition) I want to start sewing again, proper sewing like making clothes or learning to quilt. I find it quite calming and have enjoyed making the laundry bags for the NHS. I just need to sort the tension on the donated machine, if I can't I'll buy a new one. I've sent for some material just a few cheap bits to practice with as its been a long time since I've made clothes. I also want to learn to knit socks and master crochet. I'd love to make more personal presents for friends and family. Bye for now. Tx