Wednesday 19 August 2009

Settling back into Island Life

We are starting to get established into Island Life again, but this time in Jersey. The boys and I joined David last week and it has been rather hectic as we try to get ourselves re-established. All our stuff was delivered the day before I arrived, but when we got unpacked we could not believe some of the things we were missing (as we had thrown them out or given them away before we left). We had to head straight out to buy essentials such as a hoover, kettle, toaster, kitchen utensils, place mats, teapot and pots and pans...not to mention all the big things that we needed such as bookcases, chests of drawers, shelving, sofa and dining table and chairs!!

We are really pleased with our new house, it has four bedrooms and a nice little garden with doors out from the dining room, which is great for the boys to run in and out. It is nice to finally unpack somewhere permanent and we have no plans to be moving again in a hurry!! We are only about five minutes walk to the beach and we have made a couple of trips down there already. The boys were delighted to see all their toys and books come out of storage with Luke being particularly excited about getting his "bike with pedals and brakes" which he took to like a fish to water and can now ride with no stabilisers!! (A video of this will follow in due course but we are not online at home yet).
I started work on Monday and so far it has been okay, not too much of a culture shock, although I do find the office very, very quiet in comparison to home...there is no-one shouting "MUUUM" every five seconds!! David does not start work until September, so he has drawn the short straw of finishing off everything that needs organised while looking after the boys. David has also been spending some time with our new nanny, Sarah, who starts next week, so that the boys do not find it too strange when she is looking after them full time.

First impressions of Jersey...quite different from Guernsey, more tourism, much more going on, busier place...more cars and people...but so far we like it...!


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