Wednesday, May 30, 2007

..the big house move

Well, we're in and very happy. Everything went really well this weekend.

We picked up the keys on Friday night and had a quick look around our new house. It was just as we had remembered it which was a relief. Then we shot back home to finish off the packing. Saturday our two removal men were excellent and they had us moved by 3.30pm. It was great not having to lift any of the heavy boxes!! Just as we sat down with a cup of tea, Ben Griffen arrived with alot of shopping for us, which was wonderful and so kind...thanks Ben and Liz. We didn't do too much unpacking on Sat cause we were pretty tired, so we unpacked the kitchen and got fish and chips for tea.

Sunday was a lovely relaxing day, getting to go to Church twice was great and we had lunch with the McKenzies...thank you.

Monday we had great plans to unpack loads and sort the house out, but in reality we slept most of the morning (can't remember the last time we had that luxury) and spent the afternoon out and about checking out furniture stores and the local area.

Still no photos, sorry I'll try and take some tonight, and post tomorrow. We have no internet at home yet so I have to find 10mins at work to post (that's not always possible).

The main thing is we are loving Sandbach, the cows in the fields, the noisy birds and most of all our little house and the proximity to our Church.

Thursday, May 24, 2007 moving

Well tomorrow is hopefully the beginning of a mad but wonderful weekend. We are completing tomorrow and moving on Saturday. Pretty good timing really cause our lease runs out on our rental property on Saturday and it's a bank holiday so we have an extra day to unpack. Things have been a bit hectic so I don't have any photos of the chaos of packing but it thought I would give you a sneak peak of the house. These are the photos from the website and I'll post more once we get in.

The kitchen/dining area

The living room (thankfully not our furniture)

Monday, May 14, 2007

...a little bit of packing

As the moving day draws ever closer we thought that this weekend past would be a good time to start packing. In reality all we did was repack the boxes that we have kinda unpacked over the last 18 months. So although it looks like we have done lots of packing we haven't really. However, we now have the removal men booked, boxes obtained and a extra boost of energy ready for a full weekend of packing this coming weekend. (Keeping Phil away from the FA Cup final long enough to help may be a struggle!!). Although at times dealing with solicitors, estate agents, etc has been difficult we are very excited about moving into our own home. We have great plans about what we want to do to the house once we get in, although these ideas are based entirely on the 15 minutes we spent in the house when we viewed it. I'm sure they will all change once we have spent some time in the house.

I'll keep you posted as things progress and if I get organized I might even manage to get some photos of the move uploaded.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

...Belfast and London in the same week

Last week was a bit mad, but definitely a fun week. I had a brief but wonderful visit to Belfast on Tuesday night. Dad was being installed as the Arch Deacon (Demon) for Down Cathedral and the whole family was descending on Belfast for the night. Also as an added bonus my Auntie had flown in from Canada for the event. We had a wonderful evening meeting up with old friends and the service went very well.

Sadly on my return I got a cold and spent the rest of the week feeling sorry for myself. But then we had a wonderful idea about heading down to London for the bank holiday weekend. Ali and Michael were happy to have so we drove down on Friday night. We had a super weekend with the whole family. The girls have got really big since we were last there so it was nice to see them. Lottie is a little lady now, pottering around the house in all sorts of fancy dress, making tea in her cottage and generally making us laugh. Hannah is now really animated and still as smiley as ever.

Now its back to work for another week, although thankfully a short one. House packing begins in earnest this weekend as it is hopefully only 2.5 weeks til we move. Exciting times ahead.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Brumby's not sure what to think..

This is an interesting quiz and although I ran through it fairly quickly I'm still not sure what to think of the result. At least my mum will be proud and happy to know that I have a Methodist side!

Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan


Reformed Evangelical


Neo orthodox








Roman Catholic


Classical Liberal


Modern Liberal


What's your theological worldview?
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You scored as Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan. You are an evangelical in the Wesleyan tradition. You believe that God's grace enables you to choose to believe in him, even though you yourself are totally depraved. The gift of the Holy Spirit gives you assurance of your salvation, and he also enables you to live the life of obedience to which God has called us. You are influenced heavly by John Wesley and the Methodists.

What's your theological worldview?
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