Perusing the Rightmove site, I discovered Housing Associations. Not that we didn't know about them before, but assumed they'd been disbanded, as with the one where we lived in SE London, in the eighties. They offer joint ownership deals, so we could afford to buy in one of their properties for the over-60s, only a block away from Marine Gate Mansions.
Two previous attempts to buy fell through, but success at last! Almost two years from when we came to Southport, I collected the keys to a flat in Sunnyside Court last Monday. All set for some renovations, and measuring up is under way.
Flash Forward to Jan 2019
Writing now, from Playablanca, Lanzarote, at the start of 2019, it all seems to have flashed by, of course. My New Year Resolution is to keep up my blog. See how I go. Only 9 days to go before our return to Car Park View. Looking forward to our next year in Southport, which I hope will be less about settling in.