July cupcake and news

Gosh, July almost slipped by without me keeping up to date with the “cupcake SAL” I’m taking part in. It’s 31st today, so I’ve just finished in time ^^ 

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The reason it took me literally all month to get this little cake stitched was that I had to rummage to find some small pieces of aida, and my bag of assorted threads. 

For info, this is a design by Lorraine Clarke, and the seventh in her series of cupcakes that you can download, for free, on Cyberstitchers

So that’s the cupcake for this month, now for the news.

We went to solicitor’s for first signing for new house yesterday ^^  House-buying rules and regulations vary from country to country, so I’ll explain briefly how it works in France. First document you sign is called a “compromis de vente”. It’s signed between buyers and sellers at a solicitor’s. It’s a legal contract that binds us until all paperwork and legal stuff is completed for the final signing. There is no set delay between the signings – it can be as little as 2 months, or longer.  In our case, it’s going to be longer Triste

We had hoped to be able to complete by October, however the sellers (an elderly couple) will not be able to move into their new home until the end of November. We really love their house, and are therefore willing to wait.  It means we have to continue living in our little bedsit for another four full months but we’ll just have to grin and bear it.

What will keep us going, is the thought that we’ll be in our new home by Christmas ^^

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As for the sale of our house – buyers have asked for the date of final signing to be extended a couple of weeks (due to delays with banks and paperwork). It’s now been moved from 4th August to 27th August.

Now that we know we’re not going to be moving for four months, I will start getting things more organised in the bedsit. We’ve put up a shower rail and curtain in bathroom . . . have bought a cheap curtain for the window in main room and also bought an induction plate so we can cook meals. 

Hopefully, by the end of August, I will have found time to rediscover some of my crafting supplies and get back to some serious cross stitching or patchworking.

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5 thoughts on “July cupcake and news

  1. Oh, I am glad that you have been able to sort out how to sell your house and buy the new one. Knowing that there is a definite end will make the bedsit more bearable, I am sure. And knowing you will be there for 4 months means you can make it a little more comfortable for you. All good!

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