Wednesday, October 24, 2007


I met someone else who reads my blog and I realise that perhaps I haven't made things clear to people who don't personally know us well. We have moved, but only within the village of Cookham. And not that far even in the village! So you can continue to expect posts about life in and around Cookham from me.

I met Liz, one of the great volunteers who looks after the fantastic Cookham website. She has over 500 daffodil bulbs that are looking to be planted in places that can be seen by the public. Since we live right on a corner with a little strip of green outside our fence, I thought it would be a good spot to plant some. I look forward to seeing them come early spring. So if you want some bulbs and have a place where they can be appreciated by everyone, do get in contact with her via the Cookham website.

Monday, October 22, 2007

House to Home

We moved into the new house a couple of weeks ago and it's starting to feel more like home everyday. We had major problems with our internet connection, which is why I haven't posted recently. It was only reconnected on Friday. You should see the length of the complaint letter they are getting. 18 days without internet access is a long time in the 21st century.

We are also in the middle of a run of visitors. G's dad is here for a month, G's brother-in-law was with us for the weekend before heading into London for work this week and my mom arrives this weekend too. It's nice to have enough room to fit everyone, albeit snugly, but not as snug as before.

There are still boxes about, but only a few. It's always those last few boxes that take forever to empty. You empty the first set because it's things you need and you are full of steam to get things done. But as you get enough stuff to go about your day to day business with, you lose steam. The stuff you have left is usually things that need to find a place to be stored and that you don't use every day. So by the time you get to those boxes, you are running low on storage places, low on ideas of where to put them and low on energy. Plus the fact that you don't really need any of it too quickly, so getting it out of the box and into a permanent place in the house takes a massive effort. I'm going to try and get at least one box cleared a day this week. Wish me luck.