Saturday, 26 July 2014

Farewell Winton

On Saturday we had a lovely farewell party with friends and family and we also celebrated Roger’s birthday. We’d like to thank everyone for making our last weekend very special, plus a big thanks for the cards and presents and Brian for taking extra photos for us. Sorry if you’re not in the photos but we didn’t manage to get everyone.

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Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Back home again.

We are back home in England to finish packing the last of our stuff ready for Saturday morning. On Monday we move to Donnington, just outside Chichester with our son and his girlfriend. They will be living in the house and we’ll be squatters for 3 nights!! Then on Thursday we move to France for good.

We have lots of these pretty purple shrubs in the garden and I think it’s Lilac. If it isn’t please let me know :)

Update - Thank you to Diane, Lyn and my mum who have corrected me with regards to my plant - I have been told it's Buddleia which attract butterflies.

Friday, 18 July 2014

I nearly cried :(

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Thursday, 17 July 2014

A ride at last!

Rogers ride-on has been sitting in the garage for over 3 months waiting to be taken for a spin, but at last it was fired up and considering the state of the grass it did its job well. I think Roger was happy too!


The toys have arrived

There is a definite hint of boys toys in the back of the vans. Mowers, push bikes, motor bikes, tools, drills, etc etc. I’ve always said a man’s garage is like a women’s handbag, stuffed with things you hardly use. Goodies did arrive for the kitchen to, so I do have some toys to play with.
We’d like to say a BIG thank you to Diane and Nigel who came to help us unload, plus Diane made us all a fantastic lunch and took the last photo for us.Absolutely delicious and enough leftover for the next day.

Also, credit where credit is due, Chris and Matt from P & S Removals were excellent, bubbly, chatty and nothing was to much trouble. DSC02906DSC02904160714KRMoveRoger'sBike

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Moving – Part 1

After living just outside Chichester for 24 years and 1 day we are on the move – well half of our stuff is on it’s way. After weeks of boxes, bubble wrap and packing tape our fantastic removers have crammed as much as they can into the van and are making their way to the tunnel.

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We will meet up with them tomorrow in France. Our house looks very odd with half of our furniture and processions missing and lots of memories have been packed into that van. I’m not feeling too emotional yet, but I’m sure I will be when the rest goes and we say goodbye properly at the end of July. Might have to get a box of tissues ready. It’s going to take 2 trips to get all our chattels over. We had thought about one big lorry but the lane to the house is very narrow and there’s a tight turning circle into the drive. If all goes to plan, our internet will have been switched on for our arrival, just have to collect the router from a local shop, so I can keep you updated. If you don’t hear from me, it hasn’t. Hopefully, see you in France.