Friday, August 20, 2010

And we're off!

Yes, it's come round at last and we're off to Holland. Am happy as I finally got to speak to the Head of the school and the children are booked in for Monday! I spoke to the secretary first who told me we were to register, in person, today - Friday. Bit difficult as we're packing today. Anyway we have an appointment Monday morning.

So over the last few week I turned 39 and had a lovely day being pampered and then a BBQ with friends and family. We've bought loads of furniture either on ebay or in Ikea. Hoping we've got enough to fill a house. My niece, Amy, turned 9 and we had a family party at Mum and Dad's. It was nice seeing all the cousins together playing silly games. Everyone sulked except Abi who was an extremely good girl - I think she was coming down with the flu! Jacob was ill for about a week with something and now Abi has the same but a watered down version.

We also managed to catch up with friends from the Falklands, we saw the Preston's, the Foster-Jones's and the Morrison's. All of who have children of the relevant ages. Today Sarah, Thomas and Finlay and coming down to see us so I can get the kids out of the house while everything is packed away. Unfortunately we didn't manage to do another trip to Scotland. We had wanted to get up to Kinloss but just ran out of time. The other main thing was our car purchase - a Skoda Superb. Allen, Jacob and me went down to Brighton to pick it up. It's great, 6 gears, fast and spacious. Allen can't drive it for another week so it's all mine - don't even mind that I can't drink when we go out it's that good to drive!

Got to do a bit more cleaning today and then it's 3 nights in a variety of hotels until we march in on Monday. Will post photos of the new house once we're online. New address is:
9 Houtsnijdersstraat, 6151 DX, Munstergeleen, The Netherlands.

Have put up some photos of Amy's party.

Hope the summer is going well