Category Archives: moving house

Toilet roll holders, and other tricky moving-house decisions…

If I had ten franks for every moving-house decision I’ve made in the past two and a bit years I could retire tomorrow and go and live on a lovely tropical island and write books and watch the sun go … Continue reading

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New home, old books…

We’ve arrived, we’re here in the new flat, most of the boxes are unpacked and even the bookshelves are beginning to take shape. I’m going in for a different kind of book organisation in this flat. What you see here … Continue reading

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Bye bye temporary flat…

Well, we made it. With a little help. At exactly 07.30 on Friday morning our super-efficient removal team arrived and proceeded to shift all our furniture and a few dozen boxes out of the old flat and…   …into the … Continue reading

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Four more sleeps…

…in this temporary flat that’s been home for the past seventeen months or so. And now that we’re breaking it up and packing all our worldly goods back into cardboard boxes, I’m feeling quite nostalgic. There’s nothing quite as final … Continue reading

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A certain Swedish warehouse and a room with a view…

It’s almost time to say goodbye to our temporary flat. It’s been a good time, but I won’t be sorry to leave. Nineteen months of no pictures on the walls is enough. If I’d known at the beginning we’d be … Continue reading

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The A-Z of Moving House…

Three weeks and counting…. Three weeks on Tuesday, we get the keys to the new flat. That’s the day we check it out with the building company to make sure that the appliances actually work and all the doors fit … Continue reading

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Seven weeks and counting… Stuff…

Seven weeks on Tuesday we get the keys to the new flat. My mind is beginning to reel – I genuinely thought that having done all this just a year and a half ago, the upcoming move would be a … Continue reading

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It wasn’t supposed to be like this…

Christmas is approaching fast – just ten days to go, if you’re heading for a British Christmas, nine if you’re doing things Swiss-style and celebrating on the 24th. (We usually take the best bits of both.) And apart from a … Continue reading

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The beginning of the end…

Our days are numbered here in our new temporary flat. Okay, it’s still quite a big number as the new flat won’t be ready to inhabit until March – but that’s official now. Another removal is looming in the distance. … Continue reading

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Temping

Well I remember that day in early 2012. I was sitting with a cup of Swiss bank coffee in front of me, informing my allocated financial consultant that I was proposing to sell our family home and buy one of … Continue reading

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