Thursday, 20 August 2009

A mini miracle!

Phew, what a week! After looking at 16 properties in all we got word
that the 1st property we had seen... was ours! The offer was accepted!

What a relief. A miraculous relief.

Thankyou to all who have been there for us this past week, for the
fervent prayer, encouragement and care. It means the world to us.

We learnt a hard lesson... and hopefully we won't have to go through
this property system again in the UK... where it is frowned upon, but
NOT illegal, to gazump. There is NO thought to the emotional,
financial and logistical ramifications of the selfishness of
gazumping. It is disgusting to do this to someone and yet it happens
all the time... simply amazing. What a sad and ugly society we live

Having said that.. I retract that. There are far too many decent and
moral people out there to all be labelled so. It's the bad apple that
always ruins the rest.

So the great news is, we moved in two nights ago and our new home is
gorgeous... We are so blessed to have the opportunity of living in
such a lovely area of Greater London.

The kids love the garden and we have visited the local village
already, celebrating our first day in the new home with a picnic party!

So over the next couple of days I need to continue packing, and
cleaning clothes for our holiday next week... Yes, California here we
come! We are off to Hollywood Beach, San Fransisco and Yosemite
National Park. A much needed holiday after this house palava!

So, bye for now, will write here if possible whilst away but doubt Ill
get the chance to.

Hambagahle! x

Sent from my iPhone


  1. I am praising GOD with you for answered prayer. I can't wait to see pictures of your vacation and new home. Keep us posted sweet one and have a blessed holiday.

  2. You lost me on gazump. I've not heard that before. What does it mean? Oh and Hambagahle. Also something I've not heard before.

  3. Glad to hear that it has all worked out! Sounds like a nightmare... but enjoy your holiday.

  4. Just found your blog and didnt want to leave without congrats on the new house.
    Hope you have great holidays too. Many yeras ago I lived in South Africa. I do treasure the time very much so. Have been blessed for the chance of learning from many different people. Hugs across the channel.