Some people might think 'well beggars can't be choosers' - not that anyone has said anything like that to us, they haven't. But if we're being evicted, then surely we should take whatever is offered to us? Well, to expand a bit further.....
Yes, husband is technically an OAP as he's 65, but he's fit and healthy and in no way regards himself as a pensioner. And he doesn't look his age - nobody believes it on finding out his age. He's still working as an HGV driver (albeit part time now), mainly because he doesn't feel old enough to retire! He also feels that if he gives up work, it might have a detrimental effect on him....he worries he might then begin to feel old! I'm 56 but certainly don't feel it...in my head I'm permanently 39. So the idea of living in old people's accommodation fills both of us with dread - it's just not us, we're too young!
None of our family live close to us, most of them live in the Midlands, some in Cornwall, some in London. Thus, when they come to visit, they stay with us for a few days. So a 1-bedroom place is not an option for us.
Our garden is very important to us, we grow a lot of fruit and veg, aiming to be as self sufficient in produce as we can.....not just for financial reasons, but because we like doing it! There's so much satisfaction in growing and eating your own food, it's not covered with pesticides or grown in artificial or unnatural ways, and it tastes so much better than shop bought. And I love to have a pretty front garden with lots of flowers. We spend quite a lot of time in our garden, husband more so than me, and when he does eventually retire from paid employment, he wants to spend even more time out there. So any property we move to simply must have a garden.
But everything is so up in the air at the moment, and until or unless we get something in writing, we simply don't know what's happening. So life goes on in the meantime.
Thank you once again for all your comments and suggestions, I really appreciate all of them. Also, I appear to have some new followers....not sure who you are, but am happy to have you. Sorry I haven't got anything particularly interesting to tell you though!