A Moving Experience by Angela Caldin

Last year, in July, I wrote about sorting through the myriad paraphernalia that had accumulated during 31 years of life in our family home. I confidently expected that we’d have completed our downsizing move by the time the pears had ripened on the beloved pear tree in the garden. Well, you may not be surprised to learn that this was not to be. A Setback Soon after I wrote so optimistically, we heard that our cash buyer had withdrawn his offer because we could not exchange contracts soon enough for his liking…. Read More

Sorting Things Out by Angela Caldin

We’re hoping to move house soon. Sounds simple doesn’t it? But behind that straightforward statement lurks a disturbing state of emotional as well as physical upheaval. I’ve heard it said that moving house ranks with death and divorce as one of the most stressful events in life, and while I think that there must be many worse things than moving, such as serious illness or loss of a job, I can bear witness to the fact that the whole procedure is causing me much angst and turmoil. Difficult Decisions We haven’t exchanged… Read More