New, Faster ‘Blog

Dear Mum,

Well, we’re finally back online! Hooray!!!

These last two weeks have seemed very long, in a nutshell we arrived at the house on the morning we moved in at exactly the same time the guys turned up with a big container with all our stuff in it. They were very efficient and were out again before we knew it. We spent a couple of days still staying at Julie’s house but coming over to unpack stuff in the daytime before we actually moved in.

…and I tell you what, having our own place again feels so different to being lodgers in someone else’s house. It was so kind of them to let us stay all that time but being in a house on our own again is a-mazing!

It’s a four bed place, we’re in the master, with an en-suite, next to us is the computer room, then a spare room, currently mainly inhabited by things in a transitory state. Books which need to go back in to boxes, bits of old toys and other stuff which were packed with other things we actually needed.

The phone line and broadband have been a bit of a mare, apparently the company couldn’t do anything until the old bill was settled with the previous provider…which took ages. Then they couldn’t set up the broadband until after the phone line was sorted, and now we’re still waiting on the little box, which will hopefully provide us with a means of decoding the, as yet, undecipherable Australian television signal we can’t get on our old TV or recorder-box. Still at least we’ve now got our DVDs and UK recordings again.

Joshua settled in really quickly and decided he’d have the second biggest bedroom, it’s at the far end of the house to our room, but on the bright side it’s also right down the hall from the sitting room and kitchen/lounge so at least we don’t disturb him when he’s gone to bed.

Josh is also pretty happy that he has a whole playroom to himself, it’s the far end of the open plan kitchen dining room bit so he can play there while we’re making food or tidying up. All his toys are out and he’s having fun playing with all the things he hasn’t had since they were packed up in England.

We’re also pretty close to a (big) park which is where I took the picture of Joshy cycling this afternoon. The other picture is of him when we left school yesterday. It’s the first time it’s rained at the same time as I picked him up, so he wanted a picture of himself with the umbrella.

Gotta go, it’s getting late and Bob’s coming round in the morning to pick up his shears, which he leant us to cut the hedge out the front with.



Rain, rain, keep raining please. Fill up our dams thank you.

Rain, rain, keep raining please. Fill up our dams thank you.

Josh cycling through the park.

Josh, cycling through the park.

About Dan Ladle

Part Man, Part Machine, All Diabetic. 1 Wife, 1 Son, 1 Daughter, 1 Cat, 1 Insulin Pump, Type 1 Diabetic, Writer, Musician, Web-Monkey, Idiot. View all posts by Dan Ladle

2 responses to “New, Faster ‘Blog

  • Mum

    Hello Dan

    Its wonderful to be in regular contact again… Sorry I missed the Skype this morning – I go out at 9.20 and am not back until 4.45 ish – it will be like that for the rest of the summer.

    I will send you a photo of our new acquisitions at Worth – our own JCB and a wonderful gazebo

    Today was much better than yesterday when we had lashing rain and a spectacular thunderstorm.

    Dad has gone fishing with Nigel – there is nothing on the TV so I guess that I’ll work on the Worth report.

    Dad says that your house is fantastic – I LOOK FORWARD TO THE VIRTUAL TOUR

    Love mum xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (PS the CAPs key is very easy to ‘lock on’ – see above!!)


  • Mum

    Hi Dan and Deanne We have Snuggles an extra day (hooray) – he will be collected tomorrow morning – bank holiday here today. I spoke to the lady who organises and as we live fairly close to Gussage All Saints he should be collected earlier rather than later. Loads of love, mum xxxxxxxxxxxx

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