I bought this bottle of champagne last month as it was half price. I was hoping that within a short time I would have the occasion to open it with my beloved and celebrate. I put it in a cupboard and waited. And waited.
Last week I had a job interview.
Last weekend I viewed some houses and found one I want to buy.
Two days ago I was offered the position of supply teacher within the council area I am hoping to move to. I put the bottle in the fridge.
Yesterday the lady who wants to buy my house came back for a 4th viewing with a builder. She's saying and doing all the right things but as yet has not made a formal offer. In Scots law once a formal offer has been made and accepted it is difficult to back out unlike English law.
So for now the champagne is on ice.