Big decisions; Shall I live in Oxford or go back to London?

Yesterday was quite a big day for me. But not in a good way. ...more

Phew, I hate wobbling on my own. Its a toughy isn't it .... I loved living there ;-(

Annie ...more

I've just given away my cooker. It's very liberating. Bring on Domino's Pizza!

Dahlinks! I love you more than Domino's Pizza (actually I can't back that up). As you know, I have been in the process of selling my house in London, and last Monday one of the viewers put in an offer of £430,000 ($688,500 USD). Considering that the sale price was £445,000, I was unsure whether to accept the offer or not. So I put the question to my lovely readers; 'do I barter, or do I accept the offer?' ...more

It looks like I may be permanently leaving London........................

As you know, three weeks ago I made the decision to sell my London house and live permanently (well for the next couple of years at least) in a small village in the Oxfordshire countryside. Yep, I was turning my back on the bright lights and big city ..... because ...... well it's obvious isn't it? ............ fields and roadkill are so much more interesting. Actually, I had better not delve into that rationale too much or I might change my mind (again). ...more

I dug up treasure yesterday (literally)

Ooh, I forgot to tell you. I'm like a bloody pirate I am (except that I don't wear an eye-patch or have a wooden leg or parrot). You know that in recent weeks, I have spent quite a lot of time in London getting my house ready for sale? Well, yesterday I was in the garden digging a very big hole in readiness for a very big bush (crikey, that sounds like a euphemism), when all of a sudden my spade encountered something hard (woof). ...more

It looks like I may be finally leaving London........................

As you know, three weeks ago I made the decision to sell my London house and live permanently (well for the next couple of years at least) in a small village in the Oxfordshire countryside. Yep, I was turning my back on the bright lights and big city ..... because ...... well it's obvious isn't it? ............ fields and roadkill are so much more interesting. Actually, I had better not delve into that rationale too much or I might change my mind (again). ...more

If your potential buyers are British - I'd barter :) Just couch it in Brit-friendly terms about ...more

I've been working harder than Ron Jeremy's thingy-ma-bob

Blimey, the last three days have been a bloody whirlwind, so sorry if I haven't been over to visit your blog. I've been busier than one of Paris Hilton's condoms.  You know that I put my London house on the market on Thursday? Well, by Friday afternoon I had two viewings arranged for Saturday morning; one at 10am and a second at 11.15am. How cool, yet how inconvenient at the same time. ...more

Big decisions; Shall I live in Oxford or go back to London?

Yesterday was quite a big day for me. But not in a good way. ...more

Me? At a Radio 3 concert at Maida Vale?

Do you know why my nickname is the idiom Lady M? Well, the 'M' stands for Muck..... as in; "look at her swanning around like Lady Muck." ...more

Back to London after a long time away

Wow it's been a busy week to say the least. Or, as an ex-colleague of mine used to charmingly say, "I haven't had time to fart."It all started off with an email. But before I go into that, let me tell you about my house in London. A year and a half ago, I was forced into renting out my pride and joy; a Victorian house in London that I had spent a number of years renovating....more