A busy week or so ahead

First up is a viewing for our house by potential buyers this afternoon – it’s only been on the market so it’s still early days and we’re not expecting too much from this viewing.

This will be closely followed by an evening appointment to view a potential property. This place is so far west in Northumberland that it’s practically Cumbria but I won’t hold that against it! A nice looking place but I’ve learnt not to put too much faith in the estate agents particulars.

Tomorrow (Sat 18) is the much-anticipated (by me at least) Falstone Show (http://www.falstoneshow.com/) which was originally established in 1885 so they should know how to put on a good show by now. I’ve got my fingers crossed for some good weather on the day and after checking the BBC Weather website the prediction looks okay:


A much drier, brighter day with sunny spells developing after early mist clears. Generally dry but the odd shower is possible. Warm in sunshine and light winds.

Although not quite as old as the Falstone show,  there is  also the 120th Glendale Show (http://www.glendaleshow.com/) which takes place on Bank Holiday Monday (August 27th). It makes sense to take them up on their offer of cheaper tickets in advance by buying online (£9 in advance instead of £12 on the door) so I’ll be doing that later today.

Both these events should provide great sources of inspiration for our smallholding ideas along with any number of handy shopping opportunities which we should probably try to resist until we’ve actually bought somewhere!

If you were wondering what to do over the rest of the school holidays then find a local show near you and take a look at the list on this website: http://www.stackyard.com/orgs/agricultural_shows/dates.html

It’s just a shame that my  job is going to take up quite a lot of the week as well but that can’t be helped… yet!

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