Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Anchors Aweigh!


Momentous news! My blogging started in 2007 as an e-Bay advert for my Dutch barge. Yesterday I accepted an offer on it from an unknown investor, possibly based in Saudi Arabia and potentially related to the Saudi Royal Family – although this is pure speculation. He could also feasibly be Russian with a keen interest in Chelsea Football Club. There’s a higher possibility of him being a recently divorced father of two who needs a cheap place to live.

Negotiations were protracted, took all of 30 minutes and Peter Madelson – the UK Trade & Industry Secretary – was not required to intervene.

At least I’ll no longer be paying several grand a year in mooring fees and the house build can progress apace. The proceeds of the sale should allow us to get the walls up and a roof on the house by the end of this year.

The amount agreed on was nowhere near the amount I was looking for, but one has to learn to cut one’s losses in the current economic climate. The thing was starting to become an albatross around my neck and a financial drain – as all boats are unless lived on 365 days a year.

The question now is whether the mission being accomplished should herald the end of by blogging days?


10 comments:

  1. Most excellent news and please keep blogging - The Gay Mafia know where you live!

    Richard x x x

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  2. Richard: Is that a bit like the Spanish Inquisition, but with chintz?

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  3. NO ! NO ! It should inspire further words of wisdom.

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  4. Good to hear Joseph is on the move CB, quite fancied it myself but like you I'm in the middle of a house build and I need to sell my current house to finish it off but those dozy bastids Lehmann Bros. killed the housing market right when it was most inconvenient grrrrr!!!
    MikeG

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  5. If you promise to continue blogging, I promise to start leaving comments... ;)

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  6. you can blog about your housebuilding,.. that should have at least a small flair of interest for readers...

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  7. Should you stop blogging? Dunno, mate! Could you put up with the rest of the chintzy blogs without being able to reply?

    Keep going. I need somewhere to exercise the grey cells.

    An argument a day keeps the plumber at bay (or something like that ...)

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  8. good to hear you're not retiring completely to your rocking chair, chairman!

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  9. Congrats on the sale. Don't stop blogging please. You keep me abreast of all sorts of things happening in UK. And you make me guffaw.

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  10. Good lord, that's momentous news! And a little sad, for I came to you via The Barge, Sire!

    Still, there's always The Beautiful Barn... and the Banter, Badger...

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