Well that’s the first draft of the mortgage offer through and a very nice solicitor on the case all feeling very scary lol
So I guess that the night time thoughts need a little more than writing down on hotel notepaper! Now have a ‘to do’ list and in keeping with my industrial history the list has a percentage complete against each task and a running KPI 😉
Well I am entirely new to this and its a very strange experience writing to an invisible or as yet absent audience but hey if there is ever a time to write a blog I guess this is it!
For those that will (hopefully) come to know me through this an introduction is in order. I am gav young a 38 year old happily divorced father of two gorgeous children. I have worked as an engineer in various industries over my career and travelled the globe, I have spent the last 18 years working away from home and now that’s changing.
I am busy purchasing the St Boniface Arms public house in Ventnor on the south coast of the Isle of Wight. No more Engineering, no more travel and for the first time since I was 20 years old I will be spending more ( a lot more) than my previous 3 night maximum at home!
It has always been my plan to come into the licensed trade as I got older and having recently been the proud landlord of The Ship I realised I was older and needed to make the change now, unfortunately I was beaten to the freehold of that venue but made some fantastic friends for life there.
For those of you that know me you are likely to have seen my posts on Facebook detailing the trials of running a 17th century pub, the blog will reflect the trials and hopefully successes of the new venue.
I would explain why I am doing this but as most of you will guess this type of life change has no rhyme nor reason its just something ya have gotta do.
At the moment I am struggling with the concept of leaving walton, my home for 9 years. I will miss the lovely people, the sense of community and the cold comfort I draw from the ghosts and memories associated with every part of the town. I will also miss the world of heavy engineering and ‘big boys toys’ and large budgets (as well as missing the wages) but sometimes we need a change to survive and I am excited to return to the licensed trade and control of my destiny.
Very much hoping that my son will join me on this new journey and that many of you will come to enjoy the hospitality of this delightful new venue.
This week revolves around mortgages and valuations but watch this space as the story develops – gav