Wednesday, 27 February 2008

House for Sale-nearly!

Not only do we have a boat for sale, we nearly have a house for sale!
The estate agent visited on Monday to measure up and take details, and then sent two of his staff today to take photographs. So by the weekend it should be officially for sale!
He gave us a little talk about the state of the market/Northern Rock/ credit squeeze which we took to be a veiled warning not to expect anything to happen in a hurry! But..'If God be for us, who can be against us?' I'm sure that this can apply to selling a house in an uncertain market if it is in His plan! We remain prayerful about the whole situation.
I have made contact with The Lighthouse group and we are going to their craft afternoon this week. Don't know who or what to expect- hope it won't be too babyish- especially for Lydia.we are combining this with a search for Lydia's new mobile phone- a birthday present!
Tomorrow we have a rehearsal for the Women's World Day of Prayer service, me reading, Lydia singing, actual service next week 7th March. Day after Lydia's 15th birthday!

Saturday, 23 February 2008

Half Term

Half term is nearly at an end! Lydia appropriated the portable TV and has spent most mornings watching in bed after she got back from her paper round!
We dragged them both out on Tuesday for a visit to Dartmoor and a walk up to the Avon Dam.
Wednesday saw Phil, Julia and I at the churh coffee morning, in the evening Julia went to another sleepover. Fortunately when I collected her on Thursday morning I discovered that they had actually slept! Friday brought Phil's new laptop and a wireless connection so he can go online even if Lydia is hogging the desktop.
The new laptop also means that Phil can get on with his music writing, something which we want to plan into our week. He has a medical this week so that he can get a boatman's licence and drive the water taxi,and an application form for ABRSM examiner to fill in- he won't have much free time soon!
We have made contact with a Home-Ed group in Plymouth and plan to join in their activities where possible,should be good!

Sunday, 17 February 2008

We are back!!

Last time I wrote I was on my way to Malaysia to se Phil. Well, now we are both back in England. We flew back in on 14th February and are just about back to normal (although we were both awake at 6am today!). We had a few days together on board Pumpkin alongside a pontoon at the Royal Selangor Yacht Club, then on Monday 11th Pumpkin was craned out of the water and put in the boatyard, where she will stay until sold ( we are praying very much for this!).I was able to help Phil clean her up and leave her already to be viewed/sold. we had a new cover made to protect her from the sun and dust.
Lovely to be back with Phil and the girls.

Monday, 4 February 2008

On my way!

Flights are bought, the girls are organised,I fly out to Kuala Lumpur tomorrow morning!!!
It will be fantastic to see Phil again although I shall be sad to leave the girls behind, but I'm sure we will all benefit from the trip! 'A Change is as good as a rest' as they say.
I have been reading lots of other blogs lately and have been inspired to improve mine. So when I get back( with Phil) I will be heavily into blogging!