Sunday, November 26

So, almost 5 months after the offer was originally accepted, we got the key to my new flat on Friday evening! Dad and I started taking stuff up straight away, and yesterday was spent making it a bit more homely. Three of the seventeen (yes...seventeen) windows have blinds up. Two rugs are down (of course!), the kitchen has all its stuff in (apart from food!) and things are slowly coming together.
Today Dad and Kris are taking an old sofa up there, because I have to wait until around february time for the ones I've ordered to be delivered. I still need to order my washer/dryer. The freezer needs raising up so i can actually open the door. Lots of little things need to be done, really.
The most important thing is getting some blinds and curtains for my bedroom so I can actually start sleeping there. Oh, and taking my bed over, of course!
This morning I left my keys in mums car (flat keys and car keys) and she went off to work with them, so Dad and Kris have driven over to the shop to get them, then gone to get the sofa. So I'm sitting here feeling like a tit with nothing to do!
Anyway, have some photos...

I keep forgetting to take my proper cameras over, so just shitty camera phone photos for now I'm afriad. Can't wait to actually start living there!

Friday, November 10

My first full week at work since coming back from Spain is finally over. It involved doing at least an extra half an hour every day, because I've booked thursday and friday off next week. No, it's not because I can't stand doing a full week of work (though i suppose that is partly to do with it!), it's because Mr Jonathan is coming down from from Scottishland again. This makes me very very happy, because I have missed my badger cuddles.

I finally have a completion date of November 24th for my flat. We're going up there sometime in the next few days to measure up properly to make sure the sofas I want, and the rugs I've chosen etc will fit before buying them. And to generally work out where things are going to go. It's getting more and more real by the day! I'm starting to get just a little bit excited, however there's still a part of me thinking there's bound to be something else come up that means it'll be yet another month before I can move. Despite that, I am actually going to start packing this weekend. All the stuff I've bought recently can go in boxes because it's mainly kitchen stuff that I definately won't use. I'm hoping i'll be able to move some of the boxes out of my bedroom at some point too, but I won't count on that. Still, it would be nice to be able to open my bedroom door properly! So, this weekend i'll be washing all my new towels! Hah.

And just because I don't like posting entries on here without photos, you can all ooh and aww at the cuteness of Mr Dangerous Beans and Mr Curious Toast...

Saturday, November 4

Home Again

I got back from Spain about four days ago now, and I still wish I was back there. The fact it's been about 2 degrees celcuis as I drive to work at 7am, when i've been used to temperatures of about 30 degrees for the last two weeks really doesn't help matters. I had a fantastic time as always. Go-karting, quad biking, off roading, snorkeling, skimming jelly fish (like skimming pebbles, but more fun!), flinging crabs, morning naps with the cutest baby in the world ever, good food, good company and just general awesomeness.

A small selection of photos can be found here, but there's no way I'm uploading all 880+ photos (there's still some on the camera - but 880 is the amount of files I have in my "Spain October 06" folder, and they're just the one's I've kept). I need to put them all on CD for the family at some point.

This weekend will involve sulking at the cold weather and curling up and watching DVDs I think. I feel thoroughly shattered after my 3 days back at work! Hah!