It was a bit better than I thought, I can't obviously give them official notice as I don't yet have a completion date, however I thought it better to appraise them of my intent to leave and at least keep them in the loop.
This had a better result than I thought, as it now looks like they are willing to work with me and if I need to set a date sooner rather than later then it won't be an issue.. wonder if I can offer myself as a remote consultant? Perhaps not on reflection. Have also been promised a glowing reference despite some of the difficulties over the past few months, I am hopeful on leaving with a) my head held up high and b) knowing my knowledge and experience will be missed.
Now actively hunting for property, compromises will have to be made but on the list of essentials is two double bedrooms, parking space and garage, or at least room to put a structure up that we can house the motorbikes in using a ground anchor for security. Lounge, kitchen, bathroom would be good if they were a fair size but the house I am in only has a small main lounge but a bigger second room that could be used if need be though tends to be a bit cold in winter.
Searching in an area around Redruth, Camborne, Illogan, Four Lanes don't mind doing a bit of diy/painting etc as after the work on the house I may have found a new vocation of interior decorating and display. Was considering a bungalow, but happy to look at houses but I think old rather than new as the older ones generally have a bit more land with them.
If you hear of anything, you might like to tip me the wink...