Saturday 1 August 2009

Homecoming 2009

We arrived safely back in Scotland on 21st of June and after collecting our luggage mountain for one last time we went through to arrivals where we were there was a big crowd of family waiting for us and they had even brought cake and drinks to add to the party atmosphere!!

We headed down to Dumfries where we are staying until we start work in Jersey in August. As we cannot go back to Guernsey we are 'island-hopping' to the 'other island' to work and live. Our first week in Dumfries was spent trying to start to sort out our move to Jersey, we spent lots of time on the internet and on the phone making arrangements.

David and I made a flying visit to Jersey for three nights, where we looked at schools and houses as well as sorting out a few other things for before we head to the island.

We are now sorted for our move to Jersey and David has already left (he has the fun job of supervising the removal). We got a roof box for the car, which meant we could fit LOTS of stuff in...including two single beds and mattresses!! I fly down with the boys next week (once our furniture has been delivered). The house we are renting is close to the beach (about five minutes walk away) and about 2 miles from town.

We have been really busy while we have been over as we have been trying to fit in lots of other things around organising our move to Jersey. Peter and David climbed the Grey Mare's tail and as preparation for climbing a Munro, which they did with Graham and his dad a couple of weeks ago in appalling weather. We have done a few walks in Mabie Forest, as well as a bit if cycling. We have also been up to visit Glasgow and Edinburgh and we had a visit from Sian (our old nanny) and Lisa. We spent a lovely day with friends from Guernsey who are over in Edinburgh for the Festival.

The time has flown past since we got back (apologies for the very late update on what we have been up to) and I cannot believe that I will be starting work again a week tomorrow!!!



Malcolm said...

Good luck to you all in Jesrsey
Malcolm and Liz

Nancy said...

By chance I looked at the blog. You need to keep it going, to stop some of us getting withdrawals. Hope you are all settling in to Jersey (it is hard not saying Guernsey) Love Nancy & Robert