Wednesday, May 19, 2010

New house: my feet have never felt better

We are in the new house. Today - five days later - we finally got the telephone and broadband connection sorted out, so I can blog about it.

In short - it's brilliant. The house has stacks of space. There are three rooms that are currently empty - guest beds are on order for two of them. The garage is organised and Recaro is delighted with his workshop. The washing machine is plumbed in. The garden is lovely. The sun is SHINING.

We've taken a week off work to get a few things organised - like order a new wood burner, book a chimney sweep and visit kitchen and bathroom showrooms.

And my feet? Well as part of Peaches' sleepover with her 'aunt and uncle', she observed the chiropodist in action on her uncle's gnarly feet. Since then, she's been giving me foot massages. She's pretty good - mixing up big firm strokes with pulling at each toe. I nearly fell asleep until I remembered I was supposed to be putting HER to bed.

I'm blissed out. Which is why I've not got the chickens yet.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Action stations

We have a new MacBookPro. What a relief. I'd been relying on an older, slower Mac and my eyeballs were about to fall out from the tedious sight of the spinning beachball of despair...

About our move - we are just a week away from the big day. There's a few more boxes to fill, but we'll be ready to go. More than ready in fact. I'm dreaming of a driveway... guest rooms... utility room... a shed.

In fact, I'm even thinking of getting chickens. There's going to be a few blogs out of that, surely.

I just hope the removal guys can get the furniture out of the house. I wonder if they'll go nuts at me taking photos of our sofas and oven in unusual places?