Well our visit out to rural Hungary paid off!! We have very happily found our home, it is the one I showed previously. We put in our offer after seeing it, and after a tense 14 hour wait, we were informed it was ours!! It was immediately taken off the market, and we are now expecting to complete sometime around 6th May!! We have a fabulous agent, Gabor who is pretty much arranging everything for us, solicitor, translations etc etc.
So at the moment, we are sat here at home looking round the house thinking oh god, where do we start!!
Hubby has already been attacking a few things, book cases, cd’s, photo albums and blue rays are all in boxes now. We intend to go out at end of April, stay in an apartment for a few days and then do the important business with fresh heads on the Monday. We are driving over again, it was quite good fun last time.
We stayed at a lovely pension in Sarching, Germany, Am Donaubogen on the way out last time, and we’ve just booked in there again. Such a nice place to stop off at and relax before another epic road trip the next morning.
I’m busy making lists for essentials, we are planning on staying there for about 10 days when we have the keys, to start doing some decoration/renovations. Sanders, tools, paint brushes at the ready!! Oh and we’ll need to do a bit of shopping for furniture too. I am soooo very exited, I really can’t wait to get going. It is all happening so quickly, but that is a good thing.
The biggest hurdle we have to organise is our cat family!! Booked them in for their micro-chips as a start to getting their pet passports, we need 8! Luckily our vet knows us and is prepared for the multiple appointments over the next couple of months.
All being well, we should be making our final move towards the end of July, would be a nice birthday present for me.
The thought of emerging myself into a Hungarian Village lifestyle is just so appealing to me. I want to ensure we become part of the village, and aren’t seen as ‘those foreigners’. The village does seem quite friendly, a few waves and hello’s whilst we were wandering around. Gabor (the agent) also popped into the local cafe/bar before meeting with us, and told the owners about us wanting to live there, and he got a very warm reception to the idea, they were really interested and pleased to hear about us, we will be the first English in the village. There are quite a few dutch families already there, along with Croatian.
The little plot of land that comes with house is great, we will definitely have enough room for a few goats, hens, geese, runner ducks, pigs and possibly a couple of Llama. We will have a veg plot to ensure plenty of fresh veggies for us.
We are also looking at buying a wine house in the hills around Pecs, which will be dual purpose, wine production and maybe summer lettings. But, we are definitely sorting the house out first before we jump on that idea.
The location of the village is awesome, just a hop skip and a jump from the Croatian border, across the river Drava. We are hoping that we may attract a few of the camping tourists to join us in on some Llama Treks and picnics along the river bank.
I have such fluttering feeling inside all the time at the moment, it is excitement and not nerves. I feel inside that we are doing the right thing, our life here really is dull and mundane. We need something that kicks us into doing more with our lives and I think we have found it. I know it’s never going to be an easy adjustment, and most likely we will hit walls and snags on the way, but that is part of the fun isn’t it. For the first time in a few years I finally feel I have purpose again. I think being ill can take your identity away from you at times, and I had definitely lost the curious, fun loving, madcap ideas me. I’ve become a bit of a prisoner to being ill, and I want to fight back. I finally have that energy and enthusiasm that has been missing for such a long time. I know I have to be careful, I can over do things so easily which sets me back, but, with some careful planning and PACING (I must remember the Pacing, lol) I will manage. Hubby is fab with me though too, he knows when I’m struggling and just gets on with things for me, bless him.
My next big thing to arrange is medication and doctors out there. If I’m honest, I’ve been putting that to the back of my head for a few days, but I know it has to be sorted. I’m guessing I’ll probably have to go to Budapest to find autoimmune specialists. If anyone has any words of wisdom, I’d be really grateful for advice.
Righty ho! I’d better get myself organised, I’m going to attack my wardrobe and have a clothing clearout and sort some charity bags out.
Thanks for reading 🙂