Thursday, July 06, 2006

The Move

Well, I was all primed with plenty of photos of an enormous lorry full of yarn, driven by Monkey, moving from my granny flat in Lincoln to my new house in Newark. But I can't remember which box I packed the camera cable in.
And Monkey can't remember either.

The removal company did indeed send an enormous lorry (the size of a double decker bus!). My stuff filled about a third of it, so I think I have a long way to go yet in terms of stash enhancement (more of that later!). Getting the removal people to do the packing is definitely
the way to go, although it did feel a bit bizarre on the day. There wasn't much for me to do other than force the removal men to drink loads of water in the heat! Everything seems to have arrived in one piece, there are still all my book boxes and a few kitchen boxes to unpack but all the furniture is where I want it and my bedroom and the living room are sorted. (The bedroom had to be as Monkey declared himself totally stressed out and went straight to bed when we arrived!). The yarn has also been unpacked...

I did apply for the job I'd been thinking about. I was shortlisted and went for interview down near Warwick the day after the move. I didn't get the job, a colleague with more experience than me got it, which is what I thought would happen. But I'm very pleased I went for it, as being short-listed was a big confidence boost and the interview itself was really good fun! I know that sounds unlikely but it was.

Meanwhile my yarn diet has been very successful. I've been on a fantastic two day course at Yarn in Beeston and managed to avoid buying any yarn there. I went very close to Web of Wool
en route to the interview and didn't go there. I've been very close to Loop, John Lewis and Liberty (all of which have sales on) and didn't indulge. I did buy some notions and things at Yarn, which doesn't count and I also took plenty of pics for a future blog post. The course was excellent and I'm planning to devote a whole post to it fairly soon, once the camera cable has reappeared.

Think that's all for now. I've just been to Homebase and bought a drill, tomorrow Monkey and I are going to have a go at using it!
Thank you for all the comments wishing me luck with the move. I'm afraid that I didn't get time to reply to most people. I'm also very behind with blog reading (there are currently 414 updates to read on my Bloglines list) and I'm on dialup at the moment whilst I get broadband sorted so I won't be catching up with those anytime soon!


blueadt said...

Good luck with the rest of the unpacking & well done re diet.

I was good at Woolfest & came home without any yarn for myself but was tempted.

Seahorse said...

I'm glad you're in and getting sorted!

Sorry you didn't get the job but you sound as though you've taken it in your stride! There's always next time :)

KnitYoga said...

Glad the move went okay and sorry about the job but good interview experience anyway and you did well to get shortlisted. Looking forward to hearing all about the two day course.

littlelixie said...

Hope the unpacking goes smoothly x

Piglottie said...

Glad the move went well and good luck in your new home.

Mary Anne said...

I'm so happy to hear the move went well and congrats on being shortlisted for that position. It's a major confidence boost when that happens. I'm glad that Monkey was a big help to you, although he must have been exhausted when all was finished.
Take care of each other.
mary anne