I hope everyone has enjoyed at least a partially pleasant week since last it was time for our Free For All on Friday. I'm loving the look of Friday here on the south coast today, as it's a really pretty, sunny day.
Before I go further, let me welcome anyone who has newly joined the group over the past week. Welcoming you warmly and looking forward to your contributions to the group.
And of course now it's Friday, it's time for another free-for-all when you are welcome to post on topics of your choice, so long as they are within our community guidelines. If you aren't sure, please do take a look at those, which are in the pinned posts on our home page.
This week, I've been fully absorbed in matters of housing. First there's my daughter's attempt to 'escape to the country'. It's been very challenging as she wanted a period property but needs to commute into London most days and also there aren't many out there at the moment for sale, as it seems that, since the start of the pandemic, everyone else has the same idea that she does. But anyway, she has made an offer that's been accepted, and whilst we both know there are many hazards and pitfalls before it becomes hers, we are hoping for the best outcome! As if that wasn't enough, she wants a dolls house too! She decided she'd like an old Tri ang one and negotiations online have proved to be almost as challenging as buying the real thing. It's taken both of us to get the deal 'in the bag'!
Then my own dolls house has undergone major reconstruction. (Some of you will know that I have one of those dolls houses for grown ups which occupies far too much of my time). My contractor (my husband) was tasked with altering the opening of the basement while I stood by as helpless as a mother hen hoping all would go well, but surreptitiously looking for other second hand houses online, 'just in case'. In the event all has gone well and it now opens from the front instead of the sides, which makes it much more convenient to access. So my own contribution has been to give its two rooms a paint job, re-wallpapering and new flooring. Today the 'below stairs' residents will be moving back in.
I wonder what all of you have been up to this week?