The actual move went quite smoothly but it was all the other stuff afterwards that was the killer. But before I discuss that, I thought I would give you an update on the mutt's progress.
As you know, Naughty George sustained a horrible injury, cutting his head and nose open on barbed wire last weekend, and had to get stitches from the vet.
You will be pleased to hear that he is back to his usual self. Only this morning, he vacuously woofed through an entire conversation that I had with my next door neighbour. Then crapped in her garden.
Pic.No.1 Naughty George was back to his old self
But his encore was escaping from the garden and running into the fields behind our house. The herd of cows that live there were not happy with the invasion, and chased the little git back home. I found him quivering on the other side of the fence surrounded by soon-to-be burgers.
Pic.No.2 Cows are evil. They chased Naughty George back home and here they are staring at me over the fence in my garden. That one on the left looks a bit like a boviney Hugh Grant. That one on the far right looks possessed
But back to the house. Like I said, the move went quite smoothly with the help of Jane and Chum, and everything got straight quite quickly. But I had forgotten that I was having new windows installed. The window company had originally scheduled it for January (which is why I had forgotten, because that is ages away), but they brought it forward because another customer had cancelled. ARSE. So the house descended into chaos again.
Pic.No.3 Here are my new windows being unloaded from the van
Pic.No.4 Even though the window company put down dust sheets, the procedure still covered the house in a layer of crap which took hours to clean ... but hell, it is now really warm and (which I didn't expect), ...... quiet. I can't even hear the bastard cows mooing
Then, after all that, I HAD to transform the horrible granny-piss 70's living room into something I could live with. So I took your advice and painted that bloody disgusting brown unit in the corner. What do you think?
Pic.No.5 This is what my living room looked like BEFORE (capital letters for added gravitas) ........
Pic.No.6 This is what my living room looks like AFTER (it took ages) ...... getting there do you think? Blimey, I've just noticed that bloody disgusting lampshade. I need to get a blowtorch on it ...... any other suggestions that would make the room look better dahlink?
And as if all that wasn't enough, I also had to get ready for Christmas. I reckon that despite all the moving-house milarky, I managed to buy 80% of the presents that I needed ..... and I wrapped the bastards (I am only going to buy square presents next year). And I can quite categorically state that the most annoying facet of Christmas is trying to get the sticky backs off those silver rosette things that you stick to presents.
Pic.No.7 Here is some of the stash of presents that I wrapped ...... I've got Izzy the best gadget ever for Christmas .... but I'll tell you more later
After wrapping the presents, I kind of breathed a sigh of relief, thinking I had done my duty. But then a chum from the village turned up, and expressed consternation about my lack of Christmas decorations.
"It's looking a little barren in here," he said.
"I'm not putting-up decorations," I replied (having been disruptioned-out by preceding events).
"You miserable bastard," he pointed out.
I must admit. I had decided that I couldn't be bothered to put up Christmas decorations, but I was properly shamed into doing something.
Pic.No.8 So I whacked up this fibre-optic tree, but I didn't hang any crap off it (saves time with disassembly)
Pic.No.9 And then to turn my house into Santa's grotto, I hung this thumb-sized Christmas stocking next to two cat-bum-holes
So dahlink, tell me about your Christmas plans ..... what have you got lined up?
P.S. Sorry I haven't visited your Blog in a while ..... I will catch up over Christmas. Have a good one! x