Well, the house we went to look at was OK. It will certainly be alright as a stopgap for a few months anyway. It's been rented out for years and frankly looks it - you know that rather dated look rented houses get after a while because the owner doesn't really want to spend any more money on it then they have to? Like that. So, for example, it has a *truly delightful*, 1980's brown bathroom suite...ew. But, overall the house isn't bad at all, smaller than the one we're selling but a lot bigger than the other one that's available, little Pete came with us (he was off school supposedly sick but I think it was a bit of Dontwanttogotoschoolitis) and he was very excited, putting first dibs on one of the bedrooms already. If things go to plan, we might be moving this weekend!! There shouldn't be a problem except the buyer's solicitor is holding things up more than necessary. Our solicitor says he's hopeless, the estate agents say he's hopeless, even the buyers themselves say he's hopeless. Anyway, we'll see what happens.
I'm feeling a bit twitchy about Christmas. Usually I'd have finished shopping and wrapped all my Crimbo pressies by now but with everything that's been going on I haven't even started and it's making me feel a bit uncomfortable. I can't even order anything online until we've moved. We did go to Toys R Us on Sunday though to buy Louise's birthday presents. She's asked for a RoboRaptor, which as you might know is a robot dinosaur by the same people that make RoboSapiens. Little Peter has gone into a jealous sulk because she's getting presents and he isn't - even though Christmas is only one month away! Kids eh?
Other news...Louise brought a letter home from school informing us that a poem she wrote has been chosen for publication in a new book of poetry by children called Playground Poets! We had a very excited little girl here last night as you might imagine!