More progress on my Portuguese deal plus I’m going to move house

today has been another satisfactory day in my negotiations with a Portuguese company to do a deal with them.

Things have been slow because I am having to use a Portuguese translation service to make sure that we are getting our points across to them, and getting that Portuguese text translated back to English, which has been a bit time-consuming.

But the benefits of using a Portuguese translator are beginning to pay dividends I feel. We are progressing more rapidly than I think we would have done had things been less specific and I think that we could be wrapping up a deal pretty soon. Then I have to get the translation service to put the draft contract into Portuguese and we will go from there.

On the personal front I’m thinking about moving house. I want to have a child one day but I’m just in a small apartment, and there was no growth in that at the moment. But I do have money in the bank and I’m thinking that if I take a step up to a small house, that there will be equity growth in that, plus if I meet someone it gives them the option to move in with me if I’d sight of a child. I don’t want to make it sound like I’m just fixating on the job, it would have to be the right relationship for me.

So I’m a bit excited and I’m now looking at mortgages and I’m also looking at what the prices are in terms of what I can get in terms of houses in my area. I know the housing market is tough but I do have the benefit of a well-paid job and a lump sum of 30 K to use as well.

Which means it’s been a good day today, and I’m hoping to make more progress in the Portuguese deal, maybe even wrapping up by the end of the week. Obviously contracts will still have be sorted out and translated, but I’m hoping that we can get to the point of a deal almost been done by the end of the week.