Sunday, 7 June 2020

Instant Human


Instant human, just add coffee ...


... and a good book.

This is the book that was sent to me by blogging buddy Sue from My Quiet Life in Suffolk, just because she knew I would like it, and she's lovely like that.

I'm starting it today 😃


Yes, it sounds just up my street.  Quiet literally actually as our stretch of this main road is called Llanrwst Road and the lady who wrote the book was born in Llanrwst, and the book is set less than 15 minutes from our house.

Which ... YES ... is just about to go on the market!!


Sue xx



33 comments:

  1. You couldn't get more local than that. Enjoy.

    Hope your house sells quickly. We have people wanting to view but because I am shielding, this of course brings Problems about safety . . .

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    1. I know, when I went on Google Maps I was amazed at how close it is. Just on the edge of the forest over our bridge in Llanrwst. I do hope we get someone who wants our place quickly.

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  2. Hope you enjoy the book and get loads of people wanting to buy the house.

    I like your new challenge. I looked at the morrisons boxes - but not enough fruit for me.

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    1. It's on my bedside chair waiting for tonight, thank you again :-)

      So do I, everything is in the estate agents hands for now.

      There's not a lot of fruit is there, but as you know I prefer vegetables anyway. I have worked out the '5 a day' averages and with a couple of additions, which I WILL make I can get it to the minimum Five a Day. I might also add in the two bananas that are in the fridge if I haven't eaten them before I start, as Alan doesn't eat them usually.

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  3. I ordered the book after reading Sue's blog. Waiting for it to arrive!

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    1. It will be interesting to see what we both make of it :-)

      If you like the sound of the area, I know of a house you could buy .......

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    2. It will, we both know the area (you a bit better than me as you've lived there). It would be a bit of a commute for an early shift, lol. I'm sure someone will absolutely love it and enable you guys to move on to the next chapter of your lives.

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  4. Good luck with the house sale and the move to follow!

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  5. I am sure you will love that book, it is nice to read about something which is local.
    Good luck with the house sale. xx

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    1. Thank you. It's nice to read about places you know.

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  6. Enjoy the book and wishing you all the best on clinching a sale. Tx

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  7. Enjoy that book - it looks interesting and is so local for you. Like everyone on your blog - hope things work out with the sale.

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    1. I'm looking forward to starting it, but I'm waiting for a bit of bedtime reading when there are no interruptions. Thank you, I hope someone wants this place, we have put a lot of blood, sweat and tears into it ... literally!!

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  8. Couldn’t be more perfect! Such a good friend as well!

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  9. Looks like an interesting book! Is the house near Gwydir Castle? That's a fascinating place to visit if anyone's in the area :)

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    1. Yes it is, they are both on the Llanrwst side of the forest rather than being nearer the Betws y Coed side.

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  10. All the very best with your plans. According to a couple of reports on the news recently, due to Covid 19, an increasing number of people want to move somewhere rural and with more outdoor space, so that should make your place even more desirable. I feel torn between wanting to move somewhere even more remote and become more self sufficient, and wanting to move somewhere easier to maintain with less trailing to get to the nearest town, especially with husband's health issues and work requirements (needs to be near major airport/railway station). Hope you have somewhere to move to if the van isn't available. Your lockdown situation in Wales is similar to ours in Scotland x

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    1. I think I just need to be nearer people, although we are on a main A road, we are not even in a village. The houses that make up Maenan are scattered all over the hillsides for a couple of miles.

      Yes, our lockdown is still in force, we cannot travel by car for more than 5 miles ... so physical viewings will be impossible for the immediate future. The Van should be accessible on 4th July, fingers crossed 🤞

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    2. We have stayed in holiday cottages which looked absolutely idyllic, out in the countryside. However, we soon learned that you had to get in the car to do everything; buying a pint of milk, even walking the dog as it wasn't safe to walk the dog on the road outside the cottages. I personally wouldn't like that set up. I like my own company but I also like a good natter with other folk too. My husband prefers his own company and works long hours so it would possibly suit him. Reaching a compromise is the challenging part! x

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    3. The walking the dogs part has been the biggest problem during lockdown as we weren't initially allowed to drive anywhere to begin exercise. Now we can drive for 5 miles there's a few more options than just round and round our paddock 😃

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  11. Good luck with the house sale. Houses are selling again around here in the South East of England.

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  12. Good luck with the house sale Sue. SOLD notices seem to be suddenly appearing in our area too so perhaps the time is right.

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  13. Wishing you a speedy sale Sue and Alan:)

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  14. Enjoy the book and my fingers are crossed for a quick sale.

    God bless.

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