Saturday, 24 July 2010

Weekend paint and pyjama chillin

Probably going to be offline for a bit now..... We leave our house on Tuesday for Southsea, then fly on Saturday. Eeep! Wish us luck!

Saturday, 10 July 2010

Packing (and not packing)

So, we are flying out to Nepal on the 31st, and leaving our house on the 27th or 28th to spend a couple of days on holiday at Grandma Rosemary's, by the seaside. This is in lieu of the Summer Holidays. Harv is starting work on the 1st of August. Although the first week is an induction week, including house-hunting, good places to shop, and lunches out, and the littles and I will join in wherever possible, I still think it's going to be a 'steep learning curve' to use the customary metaphor.

I'm just about to get started in earnest with the can probably imagine how hard it is for me to find time to do it.
Example: Brought a box into the dining room to start emptying bookshelves. Eve was at school and the boys were asleep. Opened flaps of box. Thom woke up. Brought Thom downstairs. Thom put all of his balloons into box. Then himself. Then tipped it over. Then climbed onto it, squashed it and turned it into a slide. Then Noah came down. Then Eve came home. Box no longer a box, but shreds of cardboard.
Fortunately it was a 2nd hand one intended to store stuff into the loft, rather than airfreight precious belongings, but you get the idea......
So - I shall push off and get on with it now they're all in bed. Wish me luck - I am truly crap at packing!