Thursday 21st August 2008...moving day. We had to be at our solicitors for just after 9am, so at 8.55am we had packed the boot with two big rucksacks, a tent, a holdall, four small rucksacks, an empty box, coats, a can of petrol and a printer. Luckily Joseph, Luke and the buggy were at nursery so this meant we could squeeze the back carrier, a small suitcase, Peter, a rucksack, a bin bag of toys and a travel cot into the back seats. Leaving me to put my rucksack and the hoover at my feet and I only had to hold a box of food on my knee. It was a bit of a squeeze to say the least.
I was glad to get out of the car when we got to town! All went well at court and the house had new owners by 10am. As we were hungry and homeless we had a quick breakfast stop before doing some shopping! We arrived back at the car with an additional six pairs of socks, a thank you card and a lilly to squeeze in.
First stop after town was our self store, then the reclamation yard, then our friends house where we are staying this evening...by which point we all felt a bit less claustrophobic! I should point out that the stuff to take on our trip is within our original plans, however now that we are taking the car back over I have added one (or three) boxes of stuff to take back up home to family! Sorry Mum!
In the afternoon we collected the boys from nursery and walked to Lihou Island, which is something that we have been meaning to do for the last five years. Was a very short visit...but at least we managed it.
Tomorrow we head off to Sark for Sian's wedding, which we are really looking forward to...but we have to repack our stuff...better go and get started now!