Another visitor!October 18 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C
Turned up in our garden today - a female pheasant.
I can't believe we've been here a week already. We haven't really done much other than unpack boxes, and construct furniture. We got a few book cases from ikea so we've been building those, and lots of other stuff, and banging and hammering, and drilling and sorting things out. At least the walls of boxes are going down, and tonight we treated ourselves to a visit to the tapas restaurant on the corner of our road, and it was really good! I could see us going there a lot! Not at Spanish prices of course!Read more
After the final packing and cleaning was done we waited and had a call about midday to say the money transfer for Longland drive had gone through, and to drop the keys off at the estate agents. She then suggested we should drive to Wendover and wait there. It took two more hours to get the money transferred and for us to get the keys and get into the new house. The movers were brilliant and we went from a completely empty house to a home full of boxes and furniture by 6 o'clock.Read more
Today pretty much all of the boxes and furniture have gone. Tomorrow just the last bits of furniture, pot plants and tubs and the rest of the garden stuff to do. The expectation is that we should get the go-ahead to hand over the keys about midday, depending on the banks and the solicitors then we will be on our way.Read more
The movers worked really well yesterday, from 8.30 to 5.30 with barely a break, as a result all our stuff from cupboards, wardrobes, kitchen etc was packed up in boxes and ready to go. Today they have started to shift all the furniture, starting with the top floor, so we have a clear room to hide in all day. It should be all done by tonight apart from all the plants and tubs and garden stuff, which will done in the morning along with the last minute stuff like the phone and router. If every thing goes to plan, and the banks send through the money on time, we could on our way around midday.Read more
We were a bit apprehensive about the food on this trip as there are only a few restaurants on each island and a captive audience. We have definitely had to book a day in advance and several were fully booked or we had to eat early or late. However we have eaten really well (and too much) with wonderful fish and seafood including local crab, lobster, hake, megrim, mackerel, mussels. The reviews said the restaurants were expensive but we found them not much different to London prices. We will definitely have to diet when we get home.Read more