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Saturday, 9 May 2015


Yay!!! We've accepted an offer on the house! Slightly less then we wanted, but we've sold it! On the plus side I won't have to move into a hotel or a friend's house!
I'm amazed because my husband had been on a major bender the night before, been sick several times, slept in the spare room and looked awful! Being the good wife that I am I left work early on Friday to run the hoover round, met my friends for tea and waited for the husband to join us.  At around 10 pm I realised that wasn't going to happen, so I went back home and finished off the cleaning.  He rolled home at midnight in a sorry state, so after setting up the spare room for him I went to bed.
I woke up 2hrs before the viewing to sort him out, lit candles everywhere to counteract his overnight activities and sent him to clean the bathroom! He was going to leave the house and find a bench to sit on until the viewing was over, but, they arrived early!!!
Thankfully they liked the house enough to put an offer in, it was 10 grand under the asking price, but they increased it a bit and agreed to not exchanging until after the start of the summer holidays.  We've not included anything that's in the house so that may increase the selling price, or my dad's got a lot of diy lined up reusing it all!

Anyway that's the latest on the move, just got to find a house to move into!

Saturday, 2 May 2015

Deep day out

As I'm writing this I can't stop singing east17 and deep, but i don't think it would be a good idea to sing that song at the deep around children. ......
Last weekend the weather was awful so we decided to have a day out.  We were supposed to be going to Knaresborough but it was so windy we found an indoor activity instead. The deep opened in hull about 15 years ago and I went not long after opening day with my mum and niece1. She was more interested in the lights in the floor then the fish! Over the years I've visited a couple of times but not for a few years. Now that we're planning on leaving the area we thought we'd revisit for 1 last time, especially to see the new penguin section. The good news is that 1 visit will actually give you a years access to the deep, excellent value if you have a family and there's going to be a lot going on in the area on the run up to #2017 city of culture. Hopefully I'll be sharing more about #2017 as we get closer to it.
Back to our visit, as I mentioned we visited on a cold and windy day so it was quite busy and we had to queue a little to pay. However once we were in we didn't really have to queue to see anything. There are quite a lot of things to read to start with and the husband was reading those, I get bored quite quickly but there was quite a few activities and games to keep me quiet! We'd bought a guide book and it was quite useful when looking in the fish tanks, we used it to play I spy which I would recommend! I'm not super keen on fish but it kept me quiet and let the husband watch the fish.  He hates taking me to places like this unless I have some kind of quiz to do- I'm such a child!
There are lots of different tanks, but also different viewing points for each tank which helped with the I spy game. Eventually we came to the penguin section but I wasn't too impressed with it. Given the amount of media attention I thought it would be larger and have a bigger viewing area. We have seen penguins in several other places though, so we weren't as keen to watch them, but if you haven't seen them before I'm sure you would appreciate it more.
I didn't take loads of pictures as it's quite dark in there and I only had my phone.
One thing to add is that we didn't eat at the deep but at a burger restaurant called purple pig. It was really nice and hopefully I'll visit again before we leave.