Sunday, 11 August 2013

Moving Day {Our New Home}

I finally have use of the internet for a couple of hours so going to give you a quick update!

All packed up!
We have moved {round of applause}!  The last couple of days of packing we're pretty stress free, apart from the fact I was feeling really under the weather so my routine was pretty much - pack, nap, pack, lie on sofa, pack.... but we got there in the end!

We picked up the keys to the house on Monday and did a few errands in town before heading over to suss the place out!  We decided to give the place a once over clean and washed the floors (downstairs is laminate) before heading back to the flat to finish the last bit of packing.

On Tuesday morning we got up bright and early, dressed in comfy clothes and got ready for a days work.  Little did we realise that the actual move would be a breeze!  I've never used a removal company before but they are definitely worth the money!  We literally stood around and twiddled our thumbs before deciding to go and have a coffee and something to eat in Costa.  Very hard work.
Empty flat :(

The removal men made short work of our worldly goods and it was strange to see that our lives fitted into a surprisingly small van....  But they did, and off we went!  The next stage was about as hard work as the first, apart from this time I was stood at the bottom of the stairs giving instructions - "office, kitchen, living room...."  I'd labelled all the boxes but forgot that they wouldn't necessarily know where we wanted all the bits of furniture!  Luckily the weather was on our side and it was a lovely sunny day which made the experience even easier!

The men finished unloading the van and accepted my offer of squash and crisps before cheerily waving goodbye, leaving Mr H and I to admire our new abode.  It was only lunchtime so we decided to get the kitchen, living room and bed sorted before popping into town to pick up some groceries and order an Indian take-away for dinner.  We don't have Sky, phoneline or internet set up yet and mobile signal is pretty poor.  But we do have freeview telly (hurray!) and have plenty to keep us occupied for the time being!

We spent the rest of the week unpacking, sorting, re-sorting, exploring and cleaning.  We've pretty much sorted all the rooms to be livable/useable.  Mr H has put up his dart board.  I've found a potential running route.  We've mown the lawns. So a pretty successful week I'd say!

One thing I'm loving at the moment is the lack of seagulls and the number of butterflies and bumble bees attracted to the garden (more on gardening to come).
Our new garden
Back to work tomorrow (boo!) but will have plenty of house posts coming up as we settle and nest in our new home :)

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