For the past week, whilst endlessly browsing the estate agents' websites each day for suitable "downsizable" homes, my eye has regularly been drawn to one particular property.
Originally discounted by us as too expensive and too small I just could not resist having a look every time I checked online.
It is a very pretty stone cottage, one half of a pair built in the 1860s in a quiet residential street just around the corner from the pedestrianised shopping area. It has a small garden and off street parking, which is a bonus, and has been very tastefully modernised by the current owners. It requires very little work to speak of, just the removal of a stud partition wall to open up the main bedroom.
Today, I finally managed to persuade P to book a viewing after we had seen a couple of similar priced properties which, although larger, would require more work on them than he is willing to undertake.
I am keeping my fingers crossed that he can see the plus points and not just the fact that it is very small. After all, we are supposed to be downsizing.