We're here! We now have an internet connection, phone and everything.
The past five days or so have been a complete whirlwind, what with last minute panics and packing, moving everything, and trying to get our lives in some sort of order whilst carrying on with the usual daily must-dos.
We've also had several visitors to the new place, a couple of outings and some administrative necessities (bank, solicitor etc.) to deal with so it feels as though our feet have barely touched the ground.
The weather has been so hot and sunny we've eaten all our meals outdoors in our new back yard. In fact, after getting the kitchen organised, the outside was next on the list. We've filled it with potted plants, herbs and vegetables all now growing happily away in the warmth.
There's still so much to do. Boxes lie unopened in most rooms; clothes need sorting through and my new work space is in complete disarray. But the weather! We just can't stay indoors at the moment.
Joe's dealt with the move extremely well and is loving having all this extra room to run around and explore - I'm finding it really useful actually; there's nothing quite like neatly filling an empty cupboard only to have it all emptied out again when your back's turned...
Hopefully things will gradually find their place and the dust will (literally) settle soon. I have lots of bloggy plans and intend to make a start this coming week.
In the meantime, a few of the things I will (and won't) miss about our old place:
Friends - you know who you are!
Jay's family being close by
Our local playgroups and the nice people I met at them
The horrible neighbours (both sets)
Limescale from the water
The ridiculously tiny house.
It's so exciting to be here. Fingers crossed we'll make lots of happy memories.
Right, back to those boxes (for such a small house, we certainly managed to accumulate an awful lot of stuff).