Now then. Tell me have you ever seen such a big proud 'SOLD' sign outside a house. And then tell me have you ever seen such a tiny "Subject to Contact" disclaimer in the bottom right hand corner (marked with blue circle). An Estate Agent being unscrupulous? Who ever heard of such a thing?
I have to say, though, that it works really well, this attempt to fool people into thinking the firm has acheived all these impressive sales. The number of people who have come up to us on dog walks and said "See you sold the house then!" is dozens. The number who spotted the tiny "STC" initials bottom right and knew what they meant? That'll be zero.
Ah well, we hope they are right, and that this weight of positive thinking bulldozers the sale through. We will have no issues what so ever when the estate agent is finally able to swap the SOLD STC for a real "SOLD, No really!" one.
Meanwhile, Dad does 4 garden assessments this morning for the Kent Gardening for Wildlife Awards Scheme in the warm sunshine and a bit of breeze, but by 5 o'clock, when Mum comes home she's firing up the central heating and putting on an extra jumper. Pud Lady phones to remind us that she's off on her hols next week.
Life goes on