My mad, mad, mad, world !!!

Welcome to my mad world in a series of emails which you, my friends can read. I have changed the names to protect those involved. Here goes. Last night I received this email from my cousin on the Isle of Wight, England.

Cousin to Ralph

“Hi Ralph, got your email ref lawyer. J has just come up with a letter from xxxx solicitors regarding a piece of land you have title to in Shanklin (Isle of Wight, England). Shall I pass on your address and is your house number xxx, I think it is as you said it was next door. T”

(So this morning I emailled the solicitors/lawyers:)

Ralph to Lawyers-

“Good morning….happy Friday !! I received this rather unexpected email from my cousin T last night, who’s brother J brought a letter from you

(The above email was slotted in here)

I googled you…..I hope you enjoyed it ! and decided to email you to find out what this unexpected pleasant shock is all about. I have no details other than the above email. I will be out of email and home phone touch for the whole of next week.

My details (All my personal details were here)

So…….what’s afoot ??Β  Regards Ralph”

Lawyers to Ralph

“Ralph. Not sure if you will get this till you are back β€œonline” after your week away.

The bad news is I do not think there will be any money in this for you. The good news I don’t think it will cost you anything either. My client and I are doing a bit more research but I hope next week to be able to set it all out for you and you can then decide, what, if anything, you want to do.

Nothing to worry about. N”

Ralph to Lawyers

“Hi N.Β  Your response is probably the weirdest reply to an email that I have ever had. LOL.

I have to go into Ronda hospital for tests, admitted on Monday or Tuesday next week and I will be in there for a whole week, my consultant told me.

What is it. A square foot ofΒ  Blackgang Chine that fell into the sea 50 years ago?Β Β Β  No hint ?? Ralph”

Lawyers to Ralph

“Hi Ralph

I am not yet clear exactly what it is but you have a quarter share of a communal yard which is land locked so can’t see it is of much use! More to follow when I have my facts straight. N”

Ralph to Lawyers

“Okay. Thanks for the info N. Have a great weekend. Ralph”

So guys/gals this is what I have title to. Welcome to my mad, mad, mad world !!!

47 Comments on “My mad, mad, mad, world !!!

    • Hi RoSy. It might as well be an empty box. I think I know what the lawyer is talking about. On the corner of a road junction is a building with three small shops and 2 apartments above. At the back are three back doors from the shops out onto a 10sq metre concrete slab with a communal toilet for the 3 shops. I have title to a quarter of that concrete slab. Crazy world !!


      • And there was me thinking that I had inherited a farm or a large piece of land. You picked the right word RoSy. πŸ˜€ Ralph x


  1. Ralph you might have the bit with the toilet on it, who knows, so here is a thought, make money out of it : refurbish it to the best communal toilet on the island and become famous for it. Surely there will be queues for it.
    Sorry your Farmer Ralph dream was shattered. πŸ™‚
    But then you never know what else is coming in your mad mad world! πŸ™‚
    Keep us informed please….


  2. Hi Ute. Probably the best idea all day. What more can happen to me ?? I feel let down over the whole episode. Pick me up Ute……I’ll have to spend a while of therapy in your blog πŸ˜‰ Ralph x


  3. You COULD live in a box if you threw a square of blue plastic tarp over it.


  4. I am really pleased that I posted this as I was really depressed over the whole episode. Then you, Renxkyoko, Ute. Teresa, Daniela and RoSy have made me see the funny side of this. You are all great blogging friends and I am glad to have met you……all of you, all 210 of you. Hugs Ralph x


  5. Now, now, from a gentleman farmer to a land owner … we are getting ever more mysterious these days!
    I have never known a lawyers writing/emailing in such informal manner by the way!
    Take Care


  6. My whole life since Christmas last year has been a mystery to me Daniela. My friend David thought it was a scam but I know the firm of lawyers who have been going for well over 100 years. Probably the same founding people working there πŸ˜‰
    If I am right about this piece of land then I may propose to the Guinness Book of Records that I have the title to the smallest most useless piece of land in the UK. πŸ˜‰ Hugs. Ralph x


  7. Very strange, indeed! The Guinness Book of Records idea sounds like a good one. Please keep us posted as this mystery further unfolds.


    • Hello Rene. I have been wondering whether my Heavenly Friends are enjoying blogging as much as we do and have given me a little teaser with this land title to post. Yes it is strange. Hugs. Ralph x


      • I hope your tests go well and your hospital stay is surprisingly pleasant. Who knows? Maybe you’ll meet the girl of your dreams!


      • That is a really kind thing to say Rene. Thank you. You may be right about meeting the girl of my dreams, though I have met many here in blog land, some are really sweet πŸ˜€ Hugs Ralph x


    • Welcome to Ralph’s Twilight Zone Denise. I wonder what my Path of Life has cooked up for me next. Ralph x


  8. HEY!! There is a LOT of imagination in that box! This will hold up, even when wet! I am creating already! Things to keep you busy in hospital…brainstorming to fit size.


    • That’s right Elisa, imagination, not much else. Keep creating and I will welcome things to do while I am in hospital. Thank you. Ralph x


  9. IF you have a hankering to call yourself landed gentry, I’d hang onto this quarter piece of a concrete yard.. could get you into Burke’s Landed Gentry and make you an even more desirable parti than you are now…


    • I am not much of a catch now Valerie. Maybe in the Book of Right Berks is where my name should go πŸ˜‰ 2 sq metres is not enough for a helicopter landing pad or a swimming pool. What could I do with it ?? Any suggestions ??


    • Hello again Lori. Yes, to receive a box in the mail and open it to find nothing inside would also be a disappointment, but a quarter of a box could be very useful for….. um!…. ah!. Hope your weekend is full of hope. Hugs Ralph x


    • As it is land locked, which means there is no access, I have decided to get to it this way Alarna πŸ˜‰

      Coming with me ??


      • Hahaha… well, you and he are welcome to have that thrill all to yourselves! I did skydive once, and that was enough for me πŸ™‚


      • Really ?? Wow. You will have to teach me everything you know. I bet you were tied to a hunk of a man πŸ˜‰ Ralph x


  10. I admit that I do not follow well. It seems you have a bit of some thing. It is better than nothing more or less, IMO. Enjoy it.


    • Hi Yellow Cable. Yes I must admit I do have a bit of something which I cannot get to legally as I would have to cross other peoples’ property to get to it, and being communal, means that anyone can walk over my bit of concrete. A real head scratcher to know what to do with it !! Have a fun week. Ralph x πŸ˜€


  11. yikes! Sell Ralph, before they raise the taxes on that centimeter of land!!!
    on another note, all the best to you while you hang out in the hospital, unplugged from us, but hanging on to the nurses’ lifecord…behave! we need you back here asap!


    • What a brilliant idea Roxie !! SELL !! I wonder who would be daft enough to buy a quaint piece of concreted land with no access. A Hill Billy perhaps ?? Americans love England and a piece of the Isle of Wight must be a treasure. How much do you reckon ? $10 or $1,000,000.?? Thanks for wanting me back home. I will think of you all as I am hanging around with the nurses πŸ˜‰ Hugs Ralph x


      • hehehe! so true…you can sell us Americans any piece of England and we’ll be thrilled to have it! Why I’d love to buy a piece of the Isle of Wight! πŸ˜‰


  12. Glad you’re over your depression, shouldn’t have been that depressed over it Ralph!! πŸ™‚ It’s always good to share with other fellow blogging friends! & hahah, such spectacular ideas given, pay a visit to it and see what you can do with it ;D

    Also, good luck with your hospitable stay! Hope everything goes well. Wishing you the best of health.


    • I wasn’t really depressed, more disappointed with the outcome which I think it will be.
      Thank you for caring about me and my health which is really kind of you πŸ˜€ Ralph x


      • All the evry best with it then, and keep us all updated! πŸ™‚

        No problem Ralph.


      • Update: I have received a letter from my lawyers and because this part of a landlocked yard is unaccessible, like the other owners of the yard I have asked for my name to be removed from the deeds. So now there is one owner of the building and the yard behind …….and it’s not me !!. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


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