|I have started the sorting out – honestly…
We’ve finally found a place to call our own here in North London and are moving this weekend. I feel quite calm about it all, mainly because this move just cannot be as horrendous as the previous one (read all about it here), and also because this time we are not moving such a distance.
Last time the down-sizing was such a nightmare; this time we only need to be a little more sensible in what we take and what we throw away (or give away). Of course there are the usual frustrations: a lack of internet connection (Sky, true to form, are making us wait for a month – a month!), worries about the removal men actually turning up on the day, and concerns whether our furniture will get through the doors and hallways (last time we took a bit o the wall off with one of the sofas). But all of this is pretty run-of-the-mill stuff to us now.
Only one thing makes my head spin – we have to get rid of most of our books. I am not giving up my hardbacks and will sleep on top of them if need be, but the paperbacks will have to go. I have yet to make the trip to the local charity shop (why do you think I’m writing this blog post – blogging is always a good distraction), but later today I do have to sort out the books that I have to say goodbye to. It’s like killing your babies….
So wish me luck with giving up my books – and oh yes – with the move too!
PS. There may be a little break in blogging – all depending on the good people at Sky, of course.