• Grand designs; our new year, new house renovation project

    January 3, 2014

    When I was very young, my parents decided to design and build two of our childhood homes from scratch. For an IT consultant and part time PA it was a pretty adventurous move (this was way back in the 80’s, years and years before Kevin McCloud, Kirsty and Phil and Sarah Beeny had ever graced…

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  • A moving Christmas story

    December 24, 2013

    So we are all moved and all in, and although it was touch and go for a really long time, we actually managed it just before Christmas. The move itself went really smoothly, especially as we took everyone’s advice and hired packers (who were so efficient that they even packed a bag of recycling from…

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  • Flat out

    December 12, 2013

    We’ve been so caught up in the rollercoaster of the will it work out…will it fall through of our house move that we only dared to think about actually moving when we finally¬†exchanged last week. Which means the last few days have been pretty hectic. We have a big moving ‘to do’ list, and a…

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  • A moving story

    December 4, 2013

    So the really big news that I can actually now talk about is that today we have finally, finally, finally exchanged on our flat. In just under two weeks time – on my birthday, no less ¬†– we’ll be moving down the hill and up the road to an actual house. Still in London, but…

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  • Up in the air

    September 16, 2013

    Things are all up in the air at the moment; both metaphorically and literally. We spent the last weekend of August by the sea, and Eliza learned to say ‘airplane!’ (not unprompted – it was the local air show, where planes fly over the part of the beach you can see from my parent’s house).…

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  • Stay or go? A leaving London update…

    July 31, 2013

    So last week a ‘for sale’ sign went up outside. Which means our flat is officially on the market. But did we decide on an area to move to; and are we leaving London?

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  • Leaving London – an update, almost

    May 24, 2013

    I wanted to give an update on our moving situation and potential plans to leave London, which I wrote about a while ago. So far we have progressed slightly, but not very far down the track. I wouldn’t say the plan has hit the buffers, but we’ve certainly stalled.

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