Sunday, 17 August 2008

I am sailing!

Friday the 15th was the big day to move all my 'stuff' across to the UK. A friend of mine was up for a free holiday in return he only had to drive. Btw I really need to get my drivers licence... Anyway it all started at 5am. Time to get up and get everything in the rented van. At moments like this you find out that; you got way to much stuff!! Two hours later and all was inside (ofc I forgot a whole bunch). Off to Duinkerken to catch the 2pm ferry to Dover. Smooth trip and no trouble at customs, which I found strange since I figured that they would love to dig through my completely packed van, just to annoy the hell out of me. Customs at Schiphol seem to like me enough to do that, every single friggin time! But no, French customs rules! Ferry ride went well and 1hr 45min later we arrived in Dover. Ah, UK customs oh damn...but they rule too! 

And off we went to Berkshire country. Got a call from David to inform us we got some delayes on the M25, cause of some guy dressed at Batman was delaying traffic. Lol, turned out to be a protest for the right of fathers to see kids more after a divorce. Fortunately we arrived at Davids place in one piece, not thanks to me since I had a blackout in my sense of direction driving down a way I knew for 1.5 years :)

After a break we drove to my apartment and reached for that last bit of strenght and hauled the 34 boxes and other bits up the stairs into my apartment. Sorry David that I made you help :)
But finally everything is in my place and sorted, well now I got to start the unpacking business.
After spending the Saturday unpacking most of my stuff, remind you clearing 10 boxes was a lot of work.
My bedroom has a made bed and a wardrobe filled with clothing, kitchen has my pots and pans. 
Bathroom is clean and has a relaxed feeling to it....and I'm not going to talk about the lounge cause that place is filled with boxes :D

Anyway Sunday can and it was time for me and Patrick to return to the Netherlands... sad to leave, but will be back in 4 days. But on the boat my suffering was eased with Magners and a Curry .. mmmmm jummie!!!

Sunday, 10 August 2008

Just add water...

Well in a few days time I will be moving all my stuff to the UK, finally! All the boxes in my house are getting to me, and my eating habits haven't really improved since all my plates and cutlery have been packed away. The key to may new place have been picked up on the 08.08.2008 by my lovely David. Great help and support with a lot of things, including getting my BT connection sorted. 
It is amazing how much hassle you have to go through to get a simple phone line connected. Now I can understand BT wants some money in advance, since I have no credit rating in the UK whatsoever. But when you want to pay that £50 by your own Visa card... not a chance! You can pay with your Visa in the smallest mountain village in Tibet but not a chance you can pay BT with it. So David if you are reading this....thank you :)

Anyway I have also started my final week of World of Warcraft *shock* My computer will be moved as well and I don't have internet at my new place yet so I will not be online for a while. I'm wondering if my guild will live through it all. It is summer and general the raiding is not so good then.

I have sold all my furniture, I don't even have a fridge to store milk for my beloved morning dose of Brinta, Google or Wiki it if you don't know what it is.  I must admit that doing my shopping this weekend has never been easier, hence the picture of the pot nooddle.... just add water ^^ 

Saturday, 2 August 2008

The new apartment comes with KITTEH!!!

Well Friday was the big day, I was able to check out my apartment for the first time. Had to wait for a little while for the estate agent to show up but I was being kept company by (what it seems) the downstairs neighbors cats. Very friendly and cute kitties ^^

Anyway the apartment itself looked absolutely gorgeous, and the pictures I have seen of it (see photostream on your left) didn't do it justice. Much more spacious and 'gezellig'.
So the 15th I'm going to move over my stuff to the UK and see what I can squeeze into my new place. Looking forward to the housewarming and the remaining summer days in my new place. 
Oh, and the cat in front of the stairs is not dead :D