SETTLING IN, MOVING ON

Do you feel like you’re in Sheffield yet ?” said Mrs RM, while I made her coffee and buttered scones.

I don’t” said Mrs RM, answering the clearly rhetorical question.

She’s right. I may have been called “M’duck” and “Me love” 88 times on trips to Click-and-Collect, I may have noticed the clicking of my knees on the walk up Whitehouse Lane, we may know every street in Kelham Island,

we may even be about to have a delivery from Whippets R’ Us. But it’s not quite home, yet.

Simply put, we’ve yet to meet anyone due to you-know-what, bar a chat about rats with the neighbours and the usual bants with emergency plumber and the carpet fitter and the click and collect staff.

“Ooh, where you from ?”

“Why’d you move here, then ?

“I thought Cambridge was posh” that comment aimed at Mrs RM, not me, clearly.

Come the early summer, we’ll have pubs and football gigs and whippet maintenance courses at the library, and will be able to seek Northern Citizenship in a ceremony involving cans of Abbeydale Moonshine and chip butties.

Until then, I’ve got to do some “garden work“, whatever that is.

I think that could make a nice man cave once it’s cleared.

Or perhaps I’ll just sit here drinking Clwb Tropicana out of Bass glasses, directing Mrs RM and James.

Talking of James, he moves out tomorrow into his new home, SEVEN months after having an offer accepted on a house. And you thought our move was tortuous.

Just like ours, you can see his house from the top of the ski slope.

23 thoughts on “SETTLING IN, MOVING ON

  1. Sheer curiosity, but what takes seven months to settle? Side note, not a man cave. That gazebo could be a micropub…get others to fund your hideaway. You only have to be open two hours a week.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. The sellers in Sheffield waited until ALL the searches had been completed, and a £10 permit obtained from Sheffield Council who hold the freehold before they started looking for a new property to move into. The £10 permit took 2 months to be produced because no-one works over Christmas, which lasts from 1 December to 31 January etc etc etc

      Liked by 1 person

    2. Now Dave mentions it, get The Gazebo micropub open, get in the guide, advertise your hours then deliberately fail to open when you say you will, and observe frustrated pub tickers from the comfort of your own home. Or better still, sit drinking inside it, cheerfully ignoring them.

      Liked by 3 people

      1. I think that shed is the ONLY building in north Sheffield not a potential GBG entry. There’s two new beer shop type things opening this month (if that’s possible).

        Like

  2. Very much enjoying your musings …Martin
    I sometimes enjoy the ridiculousness of drinking good ale in lets say a Fosters glass..but usually struggle with the cognitive dissonance of labelled glasses containing a quite different beer…:)
    Glad you coping with it …:)

    Liked by 1 person

      1. Ooh, I dream of Bulgarian concentrate. No, we have to settle for homegrown apples, pressed through chaff and sweepings from the Corby Weetabix Artisan Bakery. Probably best not make cider, you’ll forever be regarded as an outsider. Micro-brewery/coffee roaster it is then.

        Liked by 1 person

  3. “SETTLING IN, MOVING ON”

    Is that your soon-to-be man shed/pub in the photo below?

    ““I don’t” said Mrs RM, answering the clearly rhetorical question.”

    And we all know why. 😉

    “we may even be about to have a delivery from Whippets R’ Us.”

    (slow golf clap)

    “Simply put, we’ve yet to meet anyone due to you-know-what”

    Yep.

    “and will be able to seek Northern Citizenship in a ceremony involving cans of Abbeydale Moonshine and chip butties.”

    And dancing around naked?

    “I think that could make a nice man cave once it’s cleared.”

    It’s GORGEOUS!

    “Or perhaps I’ll just sit here drinking Clwb Tropicana out of Bass glasses, directing Mrs RM and James.”

    You’re a brave man. 🙂

    “Talking of James, he moves out tomorrow into his new home, SEVEN months after having an offer accepted on a house.”

    Blimey.

    “Just like ours, you can see his house from the top of the ski slope.”

    I quite like the exterior colour of his new home. 😉

    Cheers

    Liked by 1 person

  4. I’ve spent the majority of the weekend gardening, seeing as I can’t go to the pub. I ache all over, in muscles I never knew I had, but I have to say it’s looking good. Nice just being out in the fresh air as well.
    Congratulations to James on his new job and new house. We’re still waiting for son Matthew to move out, but property prices are crazy in this part of the world. Perhaps he should join you, up North!

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s