Monday, 20 September 2010

Home again

So all the planning and packing is finally over and so is the long flight. I am home. A little jet lagged but oh so glad to be back. Life goes on...I have started my new job although I am yet to really add any value. I guess this is the way things are when you start a new role but everyone else in the office is running around crazy for a project but I can't help at all as I have no clue what to do! I feel slightly useless right now but hopefully I will hit the ground running soon enough. I am really missing my stash already and have found myself wanting to shuffle stash, even if not take the bold step to actually scrap a LO!

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

And so it continues...

So here is the 10:50pm picture the night before the removalists arrive to pack all of my belongings away. The sorting is going well, the rubbish went out tonight (4 big HEAVY bin bags) and the kitchen is almost empty and has been placed in the necessary piles. All that is left to do is to unbuild the bigger pieces of furniture (table and chairs, wardrobe, bed and sofa) and then I am all done!

I packed my case today - thought I had done really well with 21.2kg (filled to almost bursting) until I realised there were still clothes hanging up to dry and also clothes in the washing machine waiting to be hung out to dry...oh dear!

The 5th pile

The time has come where I have to part with my favourite pairs of shoes so that they can be shipped back to Australia and they will be there waiting for me when I get back! A sad moment...

Today I need to tackle the kitchen and pack my case ready for the removalists arrival tomorrow morning. I must remember not to get rid of the kettle, coffee cups and tea / coffee / sugar as I am sure we will need a few cups to keep us going through the day!

Monday, 6 September 2010

This part of my life is called organising...

Well the time has come where there is only 8 more days left in the country and only 1.5 more days in my flat so I have been busily organising everything into 4 different piles:
  1. Shipping
  2. Charity
  3. Rubbish
  4. Suitcase
As is always the way - I want almost everything in the suitcase pile but am only allowed 23kg. But i found a solution for 20kg of shoes to be air freighted back to Australia and they leave first thing tomorrow morning and will be waiting for me upon my arrival.

This is the "shipping" pile so far. It is everything from my scrapbooking room (apart from my desk which has gone into the "charity" pile) Unfortunately I still have the bedroom and kitchen (2 biggest jobs) to do! I will put an updated picture tomorrow evening as everything "should" be finished by then, ready for when the removal men arrive at 7am Wednesday morning to box it all up.