Location, Location, Location (wish Phil was my partner…)

Hi there strangers! My apologies for not blogging sooner, its been a whirlwind 6 weeks of stress, fun & excitement….

Since we last chatted I have started my new role at work & it’s bloomin marvellous! I’m still getting used to it all, and it will be a tough old year in this economy, but I have the best team in the business around to look after me in good times & my moments of madness! From cups of tea, sushi lunches & general banter, they are all amazing. So thanks guys, I couldn’t do it without you! 

I have also in the last month become the very proud owner of a new beautiful house in Whitstable. I got the keys 4 weeks ago, so the decorating is now nearly all done. (No, don’t worry I’m not a DIY bod, leave that to the experts). Had the usual Al blonde moment when I was too busy chatting whilst clearing old wooden flooring & managed to drive a rusty nail into my hand, which of course snapped off – must pay attention when carrying stuff. At least I found out where The Minor injuries unit is-right around the corner from the house! All ok now, little X Ray needed to check for foreign bodies (no rude comments please). 

Of course, me being the fussy madam I am, has now decided to replace the bathroom, so I will move in the second week of March. The house has room for all you lovely lot to come and visit, and is a 4 minute walk from the beach! With lovely restuarants, cafes & shops my house is in Tankerton, a 20 minute seaside walk to Whitstable town centre, where we have a selection rich in pubs, restaurants & oyster sheds – perfect for a few days escape- or every given opportunity in my case! Yay!

So at the moment I am driving down with a car load of stuff, with my music blaring out excited to get to the seaside- even at 5am! There is something so relaxing for me when I get off the M25 and am heading onto the M2. Well, also the driving changes too-it’s less aggressive, slower, enjoyable-bit like the area! I’m biased as I grew up in Kent so maybe its the familiarity of the place that chillax’s me. I’m coming home I guess, & it feels so good to be back. 

To make life even easier for myself I have finally found a flat a mere 15 minute walk from work, which will change my life completely. The job keeps me in the office till at least 7 most nights, & later if socialising or seeing Clients etc. it seems all I do at the moment is sit on a train for an hour (or more if I time it wrong which I usually do), eat (if I can be bothered), sleep for 6 hours and am back on the 6.46 train. I’m no spring chicken anymore and the old body is letting me know how it feels! The new pad is beautiful, all mod cons, right in the heart of London town, it is stunning. Very exciting but also very scary if I think about the tight deadline I am up against to complete. All needs to be done by the 31st March, or it costs me more. A lot more. So fingers crossed for me! Maybe asking for food parcels for a few weeks……

As for the internet dating- well last attempt stood me up, so I think I’ll just concentrate on my property stuff for a little while… Watch out Men of Whitstable here I come!!! 

Off to pack some more boxes, clean some more & take a trillion things back to B&Q. Is it just me who buys stuff without thinking & takes it all back a week later?! 

Take care & see you all soon!!! 

A xxxxx

4 thoughts on “Location, Location, Location (wish Phil was my partner…)”

  1. Hi Alison, I am so pleased to see you have been able to make a little time to write this.
    As usual it has been very entertaining reading what you have been up in your very hectic life, I can see how important it is for you to have somewhere relaxing to escape to and I don’t think you could have chosen anywhere better than dear old Kent and you have also chosen somewhere quiet and not part of the rat race of the Medway Towns.
    I hope all goes well for you regarding the moving in at Tankerton and also with the deadline at the London residence.
    Take care, stay safe ( no more accidents with nails) and I hope you don’t have to make too many unnecessary visits to B & Q.
    Lots of love xxxxx

  2. Hi Alison

    Hope all goes well for you. Tankerton is a real “ahhh” moment for me especially. My Nan and Grandad could never afford anything too grand, certainly no holidays abroad or fancy hotels so Tankerton it was and this was the case for the entirety of their holiday years. They progressed from a caravan and not one of those fancy ones with a loo and shower. Any ablutions and you know whats had to be held onto until they had crossed the grounds to the toilet/shower block, at night it was a bit more tricky, so out with the torches. Then one year they really pushed the boat out and hired a chalet, oh bliss but a little bijou as they say. Tankerton is a real memory lane trip for me and if I remember rightly there was a sewage works close by but never stinky. Each morning a walk to the baker’s shop in Whitstable was made and the most wonderful fresh bread anyone could ever taste. Cockling on the beach and camp fires, those were the 60’s and oh so wonderful. My trips to Chestfield Halt railway station and being met by my Grandad who was always so excited to have me arrive and to tell me what Nan had been up to and where they had walked to every day. One time, don’t laugh it was Canterbury, it must have taken them all day, bless them. So give my love to Tankerton Alison, you lucky lucky girl.

    Keep the blogs coming.
    Love and hugs Dawn and Derek xx

  3. Hi Dawn & Derek. Thank you so much for your lovely comments, it’s great to hear all the stories! I’ll give you a call after Easter & arrange for a nice lunch for us somewhere near. Take care. Al xx

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