As most of you probably know, QVC are on the move after nearly nineteen years at Marco Polo House, Battersea. We are moving to a new purpose built building in Chiswick and it's not a moment too soon really, as the old building has started to creak and groan a bit – metaphorically speaking.
We have known about the move for a couple of years and it's one of the reasons I sold my house eighteen months ago as I didn't fancy the commute from the Surrey village of Woldingham, where we used to live. We have been renting the house we are in now since then, but although it is a lovely house it was never really far enough to the west of London, and anyway it was too big for our needs when Sophie moved out in February.
So I gave our landlord two months' notice with the intention of moving by the end of April. Well that was the intention, but we simply didn't see anything that we particularly wanted to move into. Our landlord decided to put the house back on the market, which had always been his intention, but I didn't think it would sell quickly in the current market.
We had a few viewings in the first couple of weeks, that the Estate Agents conducted, but then we had a call asking if we could show some people around on Easter Monday, as the Estate Agents weren't working. No problem… except that now we DO have a problem as, using my sales skills honed over the last nineteen years I managed to sell the house!!!! Chris was not amused!
So suddenly we need to find somewhere to live pronto, and I guess it would help if I could be more decisive about an area! I'm sure something will turn up in the end… if not, has anyone got a spare room???
Have a lovely weekend, Julia xx