Right, so what has been happening here? Not a lot, and quite a lot all at the same time.
Sally and I have put our name down on a new house - it hasn't even been started yet, but hopefully they will start building it around July time, and so it should be ready for us by the end of the year.
It is a three storey, 4 bedroomed semi on the new estate on the ste of the old Peugeot works on the Humber Road here in Coventry. Why do we need a 4 bed house when there is only the 2 of us you ask, and the reasoning is as follows....
The master bedroom is on the top floor (ie the "attic"), that will be for us. (unless my snoring gets any worse, in which case i may be relegated to the garage!). One of the bedrooms on the middle floor will be set up as a permanent guest room - this means that we can have people to stay without the current palava that we have. The hope is that Ron & Beryl will come and stay, and if they like the area, possibly move down here themselves. It also means that if any of the parents are ill at any time, there will be somewhere for them to stay while they get better. Craig, Rachel & Frankie or Sean, Arancha & Xavier will be able to come to visit too and stay over.
The other "big" bedroom on the middle floor will be Sally's craft room/office - she is already planning how it will be set out with all her "toys", and the hope is that she will be able to get even more crafting done. The "small" bedroom will be my radio room, and will probably also have the ironing board in it - so i will be able to play radio while doing my chores! Excellent. This room also faces onto the rear garden, which is pretty vital for the antennas.....
Talking of which, i am already planning my antenna "farm", and the hope is for a wire dipole, HF multi band vertical, 28mhz vertical and VHF/UHF vertical - yes, the neighbours are going to love me!
We hadn't planned to have a holiday this year because of the house move, but have decided to have 10 days away, and are going to Wales - Criccieth near Portmerion. I have never been to that part of Wales before and am really looking forward to it. The apartment we are staying in is just across the road from the beach, so hopefully, weather permitting, we will be able to have some evening walks along this.
Unlike previous years, i have not yet made any major plans or notes of places to visit, and apart from wanting to go to Portmerion, have decided to wing it and make it up as we go along. A lot of it will depend on the weather anyway, so it is probably better to do it this way rather than get too many hopes up.
Enough for now, i just wanted you all to know that i'm still alive ;-)