Category Archives: The Move

My move abroad

Settling in

It is a strange feeling, wandering around a new house that you know will be your home for a few years. Knowing everything will become very familiar yet seeing everything strange. Boxes littering practically every square inch of the place. We … Continue reading

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The big one

And so the big day arrives. Stefan, the chap tasked with carting our worldly possessions a few hundred miles, arrived 5 hours late, though through no fault of his own: his truck was sabotaged by some mindless cretins trying to … Continue reading

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Ups and downs

Some days are easier than others, as in all walks of life, and sometimes all it takes is some trivial happening to switch your mood from positive to negative or vice versa. I chatted to someone earlier who made me question … Continue reading

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The slog

I am finally at the stage where I can meaningfully fill boxes. Sure, I have already filled a good few boxes with books and such, but now I have done more of the sorting out (to decide if I should … Continue reading

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Money, money, money

When I first had a daughter (and later, a son), I found that costs could be counted in baby units. One baby unit was about a hundred pounds, so there was A cot: 2 baby units A sterilising unit: 1 … Continue reading

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Packing paperwork

I started looking through paperwork files today, the rationale being that there is no point transporting vast reams of paperwork only to establish that, once I get a spare hour/day/month, I find the paperwork to be useless and thus throw … Continue reading

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If I had a hammer …

I’ve bitten the bullet and continued my efforts preparing areas of my property for packing today. That sounds a little convoluted so let me explain. When I initially had people over to give me a quote for moving my stuff … Continue reading

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Boring

I think I am becoming a Brexit bore. An old friend visited last night. He’s not an old friend, being only 51, but he is an old friend, if you see what I mean. And we got to talking about … Continue reading

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Should I stay or should I go …

  The Clash had it spot on with their song. If I go, there will be trouble And if I stay it will be double When the decision was made to up sticks and leave, I realised that it might … Continue reading

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So long and thanks for all the fish (and chips)

I’m not sure quite when it happened but it wasn’t that long ago. Maybe February (2018). My wife and I decided to leave the UK to live in Germany. There are two obvious whys that can be asked here: why leave and … Continue reading

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