We did it!
After a 32 hour straight shift of filling boxes and packing them tightly in every last corner of loft and eaves spaces, we finally made it out of our house on Friday afternoon and are spending a lovely weekend visiting family & friends in Shrewsbury, Kidderminster and Sanderstead…
Lara:- ” Mummy, are we on our trip round the world now?”
Well I guess we are – first stop Shrewsbury! The children have been so busy with school plays, sports days, swimming galas and school trips etc… they took the last week of packing very much in their stride – a little out of sorts but soaking up the excitement of coming home every day from school to see which rooms had been emptied and cleaned.
They spent the last week ‘camping out’ in the dining room! Ben has been suspicious of the many bags of stuff leaving the house bound for friends or charity shops but luckily our rapidly overflowing rubbish bins went unnoticed!
They found it hard to choose anything to take with them and asked me to choose for them (they may live to regret that – or thank me their backpacks are nice and light!) and they made no complaint when they came home and found all their toys packed and gone. It already feels good to be nearly clutter free !
It was a rather strange but huge relief to finally get there and shut the door on a very empty home ready for tenants to move in on Saturday…. We have ‘dumped’ our rucksacks and cases in a room at Martin’s office now needing a very carefully sort and final pack ready for 11th July.
To everyone to keeps asking if we have booked accommodation in Rio yet (with rather concerned faces) its very near the top of Monday’s to do list, I promise!