Blogging Up The Works

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Reality Strikes

Well, it's getting a bit real now. Contracts were exchanged today on the London flat and we complete on Friday so there is much packing and moving things to storage. This now means we can progress on the French house and we can live in a friends flat for the next few weeks. I'm handing my notice in on Thursday to leave on May 23rd and Marj finishes work in another 8 days. Projected time of leaving the old country, 1st week of June.

Don't panic Captain Mainwaring!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Cracking On

We signed contracts at our solicitors this evening so the exchange should happen in the next 2 or 3 days. Then completion hopefully will be by the 26th April on the UK flat. This was good until we got back in the car and realised we might have less than a fortnight to get out. Eek! We moved a van load of stuff into storage last Saturday but there is way too much more to do. My sock drawer alone is an evenings work!

We used zipvan to transport stuff and I have to say it was incredibly easy and good value.

I've started to go through a number of "goodbye drinks". Last Sunday was for the guys I go walking with every year or so. My main friends from there I will see at least once more, maybe twice, but some I will probably never see again. Obviously though if I'm not planning to see them again ever I'm not that bothered about them. On the 16th May we are having a big all day drink up in the pub so people can drop in. There will be people there that I may not see again or at least not for a number of years as they aren't living in London or any other place we may come back to on holiday. Not sure yet how i feel about that.

Once we have the UK completion date sorted I can hand my notice in as it will be four to five weeks after that we make the big move with completion in France.

Anyway, enough of all this jibber jabber, I've a sock drawer to pack!