They say that moving house is one of the most stressful things you can do – having done it for the third time in five years, I can wholeheartedly say this was the worst yet.
Hiring a man with a van and getting him and his mate to do the shifting for you isn’t the difficult part. The worst bit is being left with all the unopened boxes stacked in the precisely the wrong part of the rooms you want them in, and then having to find new homes for all the things that used to fit so neatly in a drawer, under the bed, or in the loft.
And then you have to do all this unpacking with a curious toddler who wants to put her fingers and nose into everything. It’s exhausting in so many ways. A week on and we’re still not 100% straight, in spite of going at it hell for leather.
One good thing, though, was the switch of broadband supplier. I now use Sky and can thoroughly recommend them. The wireless router and other gubbins was sent in advance of the activation date and the broadband was turned on when they said it would be.
What’s more the set-up procedure was so easy and slick and, best of all, they’re Mac compatible, which is more than can be said for some of the big ISPs!
After a week of no internet access, it’s definitely good to be back, although I must say, it wasÂ quite refreshing to ignore the rest of the online world for a few days!