In the ghetto

We have now moved house.

Thank God.

The day itself was just a teeny tiny bit longer and more stressful than I imagined. “It’ll be fine!” I was practically chanting in the weeks and days beforehand. “We’ll be all done by tea-time and by the next day it’ll be like we’ve lived there all our lives!”

*roars with laughter, verging on hysteria*

Picture me at 10.30pm, standing, shivering, in the pouring rain on the van rental forecourt, crying because I lacked the basic skills to back Boyfriend properly into a space rather than a nearby car. It was not a pretty sight. Boyfriend sent me home to bed at this point, fearing some sort of breakdown, and continued the ferrying of my bags and boxes of rubbish on his own in the car until 2am.

(He is very lovely indeed.)

Now it would be fair to say that our new house is a little bit smaller than our last house, but I’m not sure it warrants Bee nicknaming it the ghetto and singing this song around the house:


A bit harsh I would say.

This is the point at which I end with an amusing fact or witty sign-off but I am too tired and my hands still ache from all the carrying so instead I might just go for a little lie-down amongst the bin-liners.



  1. 5 October, 2012 / 1:34 pm

    Aw, Jo … this too shall pass. And you’ll be laughing about it in six months. (Oh, wait … I moved a year and eight months ago, and I’m still waiting to laugh. Right.)

  2. rinsimpson
    5 October, 2012 / 5:10 pm

    Poor you! Will take you out for coffee some time next week to cheer you up and get you away from those boxes! :)

  3. 5 October, 2012 / 8:19 pm

    aww honey nothing sucks more than moving, but you will settle in, and you will make it home again, it just takes time.
    ((hugs)) Angel

    • 11 October, 2012 / 7:55 am

      Thank you! We’re getting some new bookcases today, so once all my books are out it will definitely feel more like home :-)

  4. 6 October, 2012 / 2:46 pm

    We’ve just done exactly the same thing honey. There are still boxes everywhere and we just seem to move them around rather than unpack them!

    • 11 October, 2012 / 7:55 am

      It’s weird isn’t it? We were really good and unpacked lots of things downstairs, but our bedroom is still a tip with nothing put away and already I can feel myself getting used to it, as if that’s how it is going to be forever now!

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