Sunday, 15 June 2014
Selling the house
For quite a while we've been talking about moving closer to the families. My mum, dad and sisters and their families are all in Devon, while my in-laws are in Stoke-on-Trent. It's a ten hour drive from where we are in Scotland to the Devon contingent, and at least five hours to Stoke. We settled on our target location, looking at Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire-type areas. About half way in between, beautiful, rural, and in England. Potential jobs for Hubby seemed to come up instantly! After a moment or two of hesitation, we decided to go for it, and ... we're off to Hereford.
So now comes the stressful bit. Hubby is still working in Forth Valley until mid-September. C is due to start school this Summer, and in fact, because there's a slight difference in starting age between England and Scotland, he'll be going into Year One, having missed Reception Class - so he needs to be in place by the beginning of September. However... school admissions don't operate during the Summer holiday, so if we want him to start at the beginning of term (which would be less nerve-racking for him and easier for the teacher) we need to know where he's going to school before the English Summer holidays begin... in five weeks. We're heading to Hereford in four weeks time. In an ideal world, we'd be in a position then to view houses, make an offer, view schools and apply for a place for C. Not much to ask is it?