It’s been a busy couple of weeks, which explains the lack of blog activity. Also, the Internet was only installed here today and I have a hard time blogging on my phone. Excuses, excuses, I know. So this post is just a round-up of what’s been going on lately. Way. Too. Much.
The New House
We got the keys to the new house on the 22nd, so pretty much all of my free time has gone into packing and cleaning and shopping for furniture, the latter against Andy’s view that I don’t need another bookcase. I really did need another bookcase. And I’d love ANOTHER as well, but I’ll maybe wait until later to suggest that.
As I didn’t have any holidays left, I ended up having to clean the new house after work each night last week. I was also ill, which wasn’t ideal, but we managed to get everything done, early enough to start moving stuff in last Thursday. We’re very lucky that my Dad has a big van, and Andy’s Dad works in the car industry, so we didn’t have to mess about hiring somebody to move our stuff. It was all in by Saturday night, including our brand new king size bed, which I love. Sleeping close to somebody is so overrated! Give me space any day!
So far, I love the new house. We have a huge bedroom, huge bathroom, in fact, it’s all huge compared to the flat. We also have the scariest cellar in the world, but the less said about that the better. I’m forever going to be convinced that something is down there, so I never plan on using it. I’ve told Andy he can have it as his “man room”, if he can get used to the cobwebs and concrete. It’s probably just going to get used as a beer chiller, if anything.
I’ve not quite gotten used to the quiet yet, or the cold, but I’m sure I will in time. I’m really missing other people’s central heating at the moment. It will never be as warm here!
In other news, Andy’s Dad brought us the coolest moving present ever…
A 6ft 7” cutout of Chewbacca.
He now lives in the living room, so I can spend my nights alone terrified that someone’s watching me. I’m still not prepared for him to be there when I turn around – he’s made me jump so many times this week! It’s pretty hard to get used to Chewbacca living with you, apparently.
The Old Flat
We handed our flat keys in on Thursday morning. It was strange seeing it so empty. It reminded me of when we first moved in, and how excited we were to live there. I thought we’d be there for a few years, until we bought a house at least, but unfortunately it didn’t work out that way. I was a little sad, to be honest, but then I heard the music coming from upstairs and knew we’d made the correct decision. The new house may not feel like home yet, but at least we won’t have drunk idiots crying, shouting and passing out in front of our door.
The Fun Stuff
Holidays restarted in March, so I’ve had this week off to get the old flat sorted, and have a bit of time to myself. I spent the day in the pub with some friends on Wednesday, which was great. A magician, who was for some reason doing the rounds in Wetherspoons, made a coin appear in my hand without going anywhere near me. I’m still freaked out now.
I also went to a friend’s house for a gaming evening yesterday, which was hilarious. We played Super Smash Bros on the GameCube and we all got really competitive. I played as Kirby and ate everyone. I still lost though. Go me!
Next Saturday I’m going to Comic Con, and the week after I’m seeing the Rocky Horror Show, so I should have plenty to blog about.
How was your week?