Well this week bought with it another string of setbacks & challenges, but it also bought some good stuff too. It didn't bring good weather though but luckily we're finding the gentle rocking of Delores in the wind soothingly soporific.
|Large pond at Alston Hall|
On Friday Steve became acquainted with the village garage who promised to mend our little car and have us back on the road in no time, but that was all we heard on Friday. We were worried as we rather needed it for the viewings we had lined up on Saturday, plus we had hot tickets for the Village Hall cinema on Saturday night and didn't fancy the 40 min walk each way in a the howling tempest that arrived during Friday night.
We're definitely becoming disenchanted with Kendal, parts of it are lovely but it has some enormous sprawling housing estates and most of what we can afford is in the middle of them. Definitely not what I envisaged for our 'forever home' in Cumbria. But on a brighter note there's a few places come on the market in Arnside so we went to see one of those in the afternoon. The house was smaller but with bags of potential, which is the polite way of saying it's shabby and needs a serious lick of paint, but the most encouraging thing was that the guy showing us around is a self employed IT consultant who may well have potential work for Steve - you just never know what's around the corner.
And so we made it, with fully functioning car, to the big cinema night out in Silverdale. So, what's so ironic about this whole tale? At the end of a week overshadowed by expensive car repairs the movie for the evening was "Made in Dagenham".