Friday, July 10, 2009


The house move has been accomplished.
Between us we had three lorries. The Other Half had 63 boxes of stuff, I didn't have quite as many, but still quite a few. We had boxes stacked everywhere. We had to have a one way system to get round the living room.

Thanks to the Herculean efforts of the Other Half, all the boxes have been unpacked and removed by the removal company. Oh, and Monkey's Herculean efforts too, obviously.

(note to Other Half: did you actually see Monkey unpacking anything? He looks totally knackered in the pic but all I ever saw was him lounging around?)

Once the boxes had disappeared we were free to enjoy the comforts of the new house:

The garden. I washed all my handknitted scarves and hung them out to dry. It is VERY nice having a garden again. Yes, that is a train in the background.

The garage. Which is VERY narrow, and our road is, ahem, popular for car parking, so it can be very tight getting into the garage. So Oxo got scraped. Oops. Sorry Oxo.

Walks along the banks of the Thames.

The posh kitchen.

We have a dishwasher in the kitchen. I am in love with the dishwasher. I think it's great. It's so clever. No more washing up! I am also in love with the washing machine, which didn't come with the house, it belongs to the Other Half. It's a very posh washing machine, and much more intelligent than me. I have reassured the Other Half that I don't love the dishwasher and washing machine as much as I love him. (and anyway, he's very good at loading and unloading the dishwasher and washing machine, as well as doing ALL the housework. So all I have to do is cook! And a little bit of ironing. Cool or what?!)

The commute to work. Which is very cool indeed. It's a short trot to the station, then 13 minutes on the train, then a 10 minute trot to work. In fact, 13 minutes is proving a little too short a commute to get much knitting done. Plus, commuting OUT of London means that there are loads of seats. The trains have air conditioning. Apart from one day, the trains have all been on time or early so far. This is SO much better than driving through Slough to work every day...

Walking in Windsor Great Park:

And I've even got some knitting done. The Rib Fantastic socks are nearing completion! I'm trying to get a few projects finished off before I start anything new.


Mary Anne said...

Congratulations on your successful move, kiddo! I love the kitchen and the garden, and how great for you that the commute is so short.

ps: I do think Monkey must have helped a bit. He is looking so worn out and I'm sure he wouldn't pretend, would he?

Anne said...

Looks wonderful!

Does Monkey read your blog? He does know you're only teasing, doesn't he?

(Word verification is 'ener awe' - kind of the way you feel about the dishwasher & washing machine?)

Nic said...

We have a dishwasher now too. Its so exciting, isn't it!! I now wonder how I ever had the time to do the washing up ;) Your new house looks great. I love your cooker too.

Linda said...

I am glad the move went OK. I hope you have so many happy times there!
Dishwashers are amazing aren't they!

acrylik said...

So glad to read the move went well, your new house looks absolutely lovely! Love all the pictures, so glad to hear you have such a nice commute. I'm sure Monkey must have helped a little bit, he does look so tired ;)

dreamcatcher said...

Congrats on the house move, it all looks spiffing, and the new commute much nicer!

I don't know how we'd cope without a dishwasher now, we spent years wanting one before we moved here!

KnitYoga said...

Wow, so much has been happening since I last visited your blog and all positive from what I can see in this post. Congratulations! :-)