I’m leaving here and going forward

by davebarclay1954

I will be changing address (again) in 19 days and moving back North of the Tyne. I’ve had a few addresses in Newcastle in the past 20 years as well as one after I was born in the first 4 years of my life. I did stay with my nanna and grandad for a few months while my youngest brother was being born. I guess that’s why it still occupies a special place for me, also my mother was born in Newcastle and lived her early life in High Heaton.

The last 7 years have been spent in Gateshead and that isn’t far away. A lot of the time these days it is joined with Newcastle to form NewcastleGateshead. If anyone is a fan of the Disc World novels then they will know of Ankh-Morpork which was loosely based on several rivers in the UK with a town on one bank and a city on the other.

I really want to move into the house for three reasons:

  1. It’s a house and not a flat;
  2. It has gardens front and back; and
  3. There is more storage space.

The rent is £50 a month more than the flat, but there is £90 per month paid to SafeStore UK which will be cancelled when I can empty it out. That will give £40 per month towards my travelling expenses so it won’t cost much more than living within walking distance I hope.

Been over to see what the house looks like now most of the work has been finished. It is absolutely fabulous, all the work must have cost a fortune and I feel sorry that the previous tenant left it in such a state of disrepair when she moved out. Our landlords are two of the best ones around (I may be changing home but staying with the same landlord) and they didn’t deserve to be faced with such a huge repair bill when a tenant moved out.

Anyway, no music today as I have a headache and feel sick so this is just to bring you up to speed with my situation and to let you know that I am still here plodding on.