Sunday, March 4, 2012

Still Bloody Packing

Another week and still packing! Never ever will we surround ourselves with so much crap again!
We are still selling off a lot of stuff on Ebay and Gumtree; major items gone this week are....our bed, the fridge, one tallboy plus smaller knick-knacks. We can see light at the end of the tunnel but it is about the length of the Blisworth Tunnel!  We reckon about another 4-5 days and we should be ready for the shippers to pick up the boxes to ship and some to store. Whilst Elaine was packing today I finished off cleaning out under the house and sorting out the remainder of tools and general handyman stuff. Also checked out my snow skis/boots etc and packed them for shipping ... I am determined to go skiing in Europe whilst we are over there.

On the positive side, the pet crates were delivered by Skypets; he was a nice chap and gave us a full run down of when and how the boys would be shipped, it all sounds very easy but it is going to be a long 24 hours waiting for them to arrive.  I have booked a hotel at Heathrow for one night and tonight I will book up a van.

Poor old Bombo sits on the boxes as Elaine is packing, he is determined not to be left behind!  How sad can a dog look ?!
You are not going without me!
We got the crates a few weeks early so they get used to them; I suppose you could say the boys will fly 1st class ... at least they can lie down! 
Shipping crates with food outside them.
(PS:  Note the rainy day outside was like that all last week (and actually most of the summer !) - the Warragamba Dam overflowed this week for the first time in 14 years .. see the report here .. 

Anyway, I digress!  On Friday night we went out with our friends, Matt and Margaret, to a very nice seafood restaurant; we are not sure that we will be visiting seafood restaurants in the UK once we are on our new budget.  Mind you nothing wrong with the chippy! 

That's our lot for now ... back to the packing ... ! :)


  1. When you are gliding through the english countryside the packing will be a distant memory

    1. My God, I soooooo can't wait ! El x