Just a quickie as can't access pics... progress... the glimmer has grown... revisited the cottage today and looked in every nook and cranny. One little patch seemed damp but the rest in such lovely condition... have made an offer which has been accepted, and it includes some/most of the furnishings. Will write more when firmed up and will include pics when all confirmed but once bitten ...
The vendors are happy for me to move in before the final documents are signed and live there under licence till the solicitors have done their work, so if we need to move in early May then I can :-)
Almost feel too tired to feel anything, except that it feels good :-)