As Ruth and Tom took possession of their lovely new home at Organford Manor in early 2016, my health deteriorated and prevented us from moving anywhere so we took our home off the market. My heart surgery was in June 2016, and just four months later we again decided to move and went down the bricks and mortar route again. Our home went on the market in October 2016, and we sold it to a cash buyer two weeks later who wanted us out just after Xmas. The next few months did not go well. We lost two properties in December after having put in offers and engaging solicitors and surveyors etc, and then lost our third property in late February, again after surveys, and searches had all been done and the bills were certainly mounting. Living in a small motorhome for two months in the middle of winter with no permanent home on the horizon, we again considered a park home. We had been to visit our friends Ruth and Tom in their new home at Organford Manor Country Park a couple of times during the year and they never stopped singing the praises of Henry Simmons and his team and how happy they were living in the countryside.
The first of March 2017 was to be a special day for us. Not because Springtime was upon us, but because Heather met up with Ruth for lunch in Poole, and whilst they were away I took the opportunity to go and see Karen from Right Choice Park Homes again to see what Organford Manor Country Park had to offer, not having been there for six months. Karen showed me around three homes which were ready for immediate occupation and one of them stood out as an ideal home for us. I rang my wife and asked her to come back to Organford and an hour later we were sitting with Henry Simmons signing the paperwork. If we could have accessed the proceeds of our house sale there and then we would have had the keys in our hand that day, but we had to wait 48 hours for our solicitors to transfer the money to our bank, and then for the bank to transfer the money to Henry so we didn’t get the keys until Friday 3 rd March. Panic then set it! We’ve got all our furniture and personal belongings in storage, we’ve got three kayaks, loads of garden equipment, ladders etc and a motorhome… and not even a shed to put anything in.