We're very glad we did go back, though. Steve and Karolina had found a house they were very interested in, and they asked us to join them on their second viewing, to give them our opinions. And we agreed with them. It's a good house in a nice area, at a sensible price. It needs work, but the two of them are perfectly capable and happy to do almost all of that. It has potential for extension, it has good-sized rear and front gardens, and parking space for two cars. We gave them the thumbs-up, they talked a lot together, slept on it for a couple of nights, then put in an offer. It was accepted today!
Meanwhile, Jess was enjoying four days exploring Bruges with a friend,
and we were looking out of the window at gale-force winds, rain, hail, sleet and snow, and wondering if cruising would ever again be possible. Not even the hardiest of my contacts on social media were being brave/foolhardy enough to venture out. When the weather deigned to give us a break for one afternoon, we went to our wonderful local retro cinema to see Green Book, a fabulous film.
Back on board Kantara now, we're experiencing rather better weather and are actually daring to think about a cruise. It's looking promising!