Lockdown/Coronavirus/Moving House

Ah, so a lot has gone on since my last post.  We got back from our big trip, then went off for a while into London to go and see the Classic Car show (part of an early birthday gift from Betsy).  It was really very good, and worth a visit in my view.  Of course lots of guys my age there reminiscing about “they don’t make ‘em like that any more” and similar, but it really was enjoyable.

Next up was my birthday party, to celebrate my 60th.  People flying in from all over the place, and it turned out really well I’m pleased to say.  Amberley Castle is a great location, and for the most part, the weather played ball.  Good to get the family all together – who knows when we might be able to do it again ?

Then, off we flew back to Florida for a brief-ish visit.  We were only there about 10 days, but long enough to see my sister Linda for lunch on her birthday, and for a Betsy to fly up to see her mother briefly.  We were pleased to get back so we could see some of the work that had been going on in our home there.


We just managed to get out in time before the US put restrictions on flights to/from the United Kingdom, due to the spread of the COVID-19 virus.  Just in time.  Flew back via Charlotte on American Airlines (not my favourite but so what ?).

So, back in England in time for Boris Johnson to announce we would be putting the country into a form of lockdown.  And of course, we completed on the purchase of our new home, and we managed to sign documents in the Solicitor offices just before the lockdown started !

After a few weeks of shuffling things to the new house, we got a bit of ‘hurry up’ on the sale of our existing house, saying the buyers wanted to get in.  So, our first choice removals people weren’t working, but 2 more calls later and we found someone, and off we went !

Thank goodness the weather has been good during this period.  It maybe one of the nicest springs I recall.  It would have been miserable otherwise, particularly for those people dealing with kids of school going age.)

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