Tuesday, 25 March 2014


Today saw the 4th of our apartments on the south coast of England's sales complete.
That's 4 sales that I have managed to push through in the last 10 days!

We have been very unlucky: the worst storms in, apparently, more than 250 years caused a heartbreaking amount of damage to our finished, show-home style block of apartments.  Getting the repairs and redecoration done delayed existing sales going through by several weeks, and meant we had to put on hold the marketing of the flats still available.

How one of our beautiful kitchens looked

Kitchen out, plaster off: back to brick and starting to tank the wall

Wall re-plastered, kitchen starting to go back in

Now it looks like this again!
(Okay yes, its the same photo, but it really does!)

The fact that our 1 year finance agreement for the whole conversion comes to an end tomorrow, has meant the last week has been one of the most stressful I have ever had.  We're not there yet in terms of repaying all the money we've borrowed, but we are a hell of a lot closer now than we were a week ago.

I am so glad it's over!

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

I was in a new part of London today

No new boobs to show for it!

In the space of 5 minutes, I spotted Carol McGiffin, a little plaque that would have meant little to most of us prior to the film The King's Speech...

Wonderful story

...and the most elaborately-dressed transvestite I've ever seen away from a stage, complete with fluoro pink tights and fluoro pink eyebrows that were arched supremely at me when we made eye contact!

When there's an unexplained gap in other people's blogging, I imagine it's one of two things: either life got too busy to write about or life got too painful to dwell on.  Apologies if I'm being dramatic but things have been difficult here lately and it is easier to just be quiet.  Everything will be fine but I have to put my head down and keep driving forward.  Please bear with me.  Normal service will be resumed in time.