Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Rapid catch up…

I have been chasing my own tail for so long over recent months that I’ve hardly had time to breathe. I’m certain that this adds to the sense of frustration that I have felt on a day to day basis. There seems to be an impossible mountain of tasks to complete and not enough hours in the day.

To add to this, I sprained my back whilst moving boxes over the weekend as some of them were very heavy after I had packed and sealed them. I am trying to keep moving and do some stretches, but it has been a set back in terms of packing today on my day off.

I’ve put the girls into nursery full time so that on my day off I can organise all the house move stuff. Whilst I was a bit reluctant to do this at first, it has certainly allowed me to get things done which are normally impossible. Even at the weekend, we have little opportunity to do chores as the girls are still little and require a lot of our attention. I miss them but console myself that it’s only going to be for a short time until we’ve sorted our move.

I’ve finally got up to date with our photos online – our photos from the last three months are all uploaded and can be seen by clicking the link to my Flickr albums.

Now, highlights from the last three months’ family activities!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

So much to do

We've been back from our holiday a week and a bit now and I know that there is still so much to talk about. I've realised that I haven't even got round to putting the pictures up from New Year yet!

Whilst on holiday, we made some firm decisions about the near future. Firstly, we are going to try to sell the house. I've got a decorator to come round next week to start work on getting the house smartened up for sale. Everything needs to look spick and span before we invite the estate agents round as I want to get the best price possible for our house. I realise that in this financial climate we will need to be realistic about what that is (unfortunately, probably about £100,000 less than the price I could have put it on the market 18 months ago).

Once we've sold the house, we are going to rent in Richmond closer to the nursery for a while until we are ready to make our ultimate move. More about that soon!

A weekend of packing up and de-cluttering looms ahead; no doubt it will be the first of many.