9 October 2013

An Update on my Horrible Neighbours.

For the last few years, my immediate next door neighbours have made my life completely miserable. They have done everything they could think of to make life difficult. They parked their cars in my field entrance so I couldn't get in to feed the llamas which meant I had to resort to climbing out of the kitchen window to get into the field, they made horrible comments over the fence when I was in the garden, meaning that even the simplest task such as hanging out the washing or mowing the lawn was turned into a complete nightmare and they they made the whole place look untidy with all the rubbish and junk they just piled outside their house. And their nastiness wasn't only reserved for me. All the people who live in our little community have suffered at the hands of these horrible people at some time or another and at one point, a community liaison officer was appointed to try and bring peace to the neighbourhood. Sadly to no avail. 

About three weeks ago, however, a miracle occurred. A white van appeared and over a period of about five days, they packed up their belongings and left. At first I couldn't quite believe that we had been so lucky .... that they had really moved out, but it's true. They have left. I have heard from a very reliable source that they will now be turning the house that they converted from two flats back to two flats and renting them out. This is a huge relief. I will now be able to actually go into my garden. I will be able to mow the lawn, play with my dogs, plant some veg or simply just sit and have a cup of tea without worrying about what they will say or do next. I won't have to peek through the kitchen window to see if they are out there chain smoking before I open my door and I won't have to run the gauntlet of their abuse when I feed my chickens. It's going to be very nice.

Today, however, is NOT going to be as nice! Today I am finally giving in to the demands of the market and I'm going to begin making Christmas things to sell on my stall! I'm not looking forward to it. I have put it off for as long as I can but I can't really put it off any longer. Today I will be making Christmas cards which means that today I will most certainly be very BAH HUMBUG!!!!! It's not that I don't like Christmas because I do, I love it in fact but I love it in December, NOT October. It goes against grain to make Christmas cards in October and it most certainly makes me twitchy when I see toys and Christmas decorations appearing in the shops in September! Still, I have to think like a business woman and if people want to buy Christmas cards in October who am I to say they can't! It's still weird though!!


  1. Neighbours can be a nightmare - I know as we have ghastly people next door to us too - this last Sunday they deliberately wedged open our electric gate and it has seized up and will cost nearly £1000 to have it mended. We actually have them on film doing the "wedging" - criminal damage charge? - and they too use foul language constantly. How can we live in such a beautiful place and have the neighbours from hell next door! It is so sad and upsets me greatly. I am so so pleased for you that your nightmare is coming to an end! Go and hang out your washing in peace and enjoy!
    Christmas always creeps up on too fast - good luck with your projects!

  2. What a relief! Nothing makes life more miserable than nasty neighbours as you just can't avoid them at all times. We have had them too when we lived in Woodford, and were overjoyed when a For Sale sign went up outside and they soon left.That was a noise issue with drunken arrivals late at night accompanied by loud music - and cars that rolled off the driveway across the road because they were so blotto when they got home that they forgot the parking brake!

  3. Our neighbours are lovely and I think we are so lucky. At least you got rid of the troublesome ones!
    Yes, definitely time to prepare ahead for Christmas if you are a retailer!!

  4. Hooray that the Nasties have gone - what a relief for you, and how terrible that you have had to suffer like that - not even able to potter and do the simple things in your garden. I'm so glad for you that they've gone.
    I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. He would be proud to know you are starting to get back on with things.
    Good luck with your festive makes - I'm not doing any xmas fairs this year, and I didnt like making xmas stuff so far in advance either.
    Gill xx

  5. so awful to have nasty neighbours!!!so pleased you can get your life back to normal...love your blog!!

  6. So glad your horrid neighbours have gone. Start making positive images of lovely new quiet friendly replacements!

  7. Congratulations on loosing your bad neighbors . . . I think at one time or another we have all had to experience this same sort of thing. I'm very happy that now you are able to enjoy your home again, as you should be able to do. It is one thing to tolerate bad behavior when you are out and about, but when it is right next door day in and day out the stress can build up to poor health among, just not being able to enjoy your home and yard. Well, again I say congratulations.
    God bless you,
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

  8. How nice to have your garden back again.Peace and quiet at last xxx

  9. Oh Kay, it's horrid when someone else takes pleasure in making your life a misery! What nasty people, and so glad they've gone, so that you can now enjoy simple pleasures such as having a cup of tea in the garden!

    So pleased for you ...

    Love Claire xxx