Monday, 7 February 2011

House Hunting

Saturday December 18th

The whole family travelled to St Albans to look at a Victorian terraced cottage. I phoned ahead and checked with the agency that the landlord was happy to take tenants with children. We trudged through deep snow and blizzards; the TV gave severe weather warnings; the airports cancelled most flights. I viewed some lovely complimentary therapy practice rooms, to consider practicing hypnotherapy there. We told the agency we would like to take the house. We were delayed at St Albans station for more than an hour while train after train to London was cancelled due to the snow. We waited nervously for two days before the agency phoned.
“Unfortunately, the landlord has decided to go with another couple who didn’t have children.”

Thursday January 20th


The whole family travelled to St Albans to look at a Victorian terraced cottage. We were the first people to view the property. The current tenants clearly had children; there was a cot in the second bedroom and baby belongings everywhere. We told the agency we would like to take the house. We waited nervously for one day before the agency phoned.
“Unfortunately, the landlord has decided they would prefer a tenant who didn’t have children.”





Monday January 24th


A charming character cottage with feature fireplaces and wooden floorboards appeared on the internet on Saturday: “Viewings from Monday 24th.” I made an appointment to see the place at 10.30am on Monday. At 8.55 am on Monday myself and the baby had our coats on and were ready to leave the boat. The agency phoned and said they’d just taken a deposit from someone who had viewed the property at 8.45am!
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