Posted: 27/06/2013 at 17:34
Things could be so much worse 'rodgy dodge'. I have the neighbours from HELL! When I moved in here alone, almost ten years ago, next door had a karaoke machine, which they sang on late at night - full blast. Also, while she has a mouth like a fog-horn, he is a total fantasist & boasts & brags about being a company director, (in reality he's a salesman) and is the joke of the whole street. Frequent parties occurred with their mates shouting, banging doors, etc. The dog was left alone in the house all day, barking & howling. Initially, I tried being diplomatic & tactful, then I got angry with them because they showed NO consideration whatsoever. Finally we got to the point where we were hurling insults & abuse over the fence. Refusing to be a helpless woman, I gave them a bit of their own medicine by making noise - and was threatened by Mr Big Shot!! (Not sure if I spelled that right). Anyway, I kept a diary for a while & then went to the police and the local council. The police involvement was brilliant! And the outcome is that things are much quieter now - In fact they are up for sale!! Hallelujah!! Now, I don't recommend you do the same & retaliate like I did, because it has been a horrible experience. But what I do say is, it could be so much worse! So, don't move!! You have a lovely garden. Just pray that if & when MY neighbours do move, it's not near to you!! Good luck!