Yes, it is gone, and really gone – it is no longer in our possession.
A chap contacted Simon via email last night at just after 9pm, and by just after 10pm the deal struck, and the guy collected the car from the house by 11am today. Cash.
We were scheduled to be at the Bank (HSBC) in Pontefract at 11am to sort the US bank accounts, and on top of that Vicky’s car has been visiting the paint shop to have a scuff on the front bumper sorted, so we were then without a car !!! oops – didn’t think of that did you Rusty?
Anyway – big day today in many respects – we are now a one car family, have a new Bank Account with HSBC and within 10 days or so, will have a new US Bank Account also.
That photo was taken in Autumn 1974 – it was therefore Simon…. now check this out …
OK, so it is not the best photo of Olly, but the resemblance is amazing….
Amazingly, we got our passports back on Friday morning – under 48 hours after the interview – result. We now have four passports with four VISA’s inside.
We have cleaned out a large proportion of old clothes from both Simon’s and Vicky’s wardrobes. It is amazing how much stuff we have that we have not worn in more than a couple (yes a couple) of years…. Simon is clearly a hoarder 🙂
Grandma and Bernard came over on Saturday to baby sit while Simon and Vicky went out with Kerrie, Drew, Yvonne and Mark – had a great meal etc. Apparently the boys behaved impeccably….. y, OK !
Finally – a game of guess who – can you guess who this is?