Work in progress

So, we’ve been owners of our house for a fortnight, but it still very much feels like box central as we only moved the bulk of our stuff across last weekend and we’re still waiting on deliveries/building furniture.  Add in the fact that it’s been a busy work and social week for me and Matthew’s been away, and this weekend is the first real chance I’ve had to do some serious unpacking/sorting (today: laundry, unpack at least a dozen boxes, finish sorting kitchen, build shelves for my room.  Tomorrow: more boxes, change bedding, build dining room set.  Monday: do all the school work I need to do, clear up some of the ‘junk’ we’ve accrued in the process of unpacking/building).

What’s that old saying?  “It’s not going to be easy….but it is going to be worth it.”  Here’s hoping :-).

Here are a few instagrammed photos of the work in progress – I’m hoping that in a couple of weeks I can update and you’ll see a real difference!

Boxes all packed up at the other end and ready to move!


 The current state of the Claire Lair, where I’m typing this.  Shelves, boxes and baskets should be sorted later!

 Matthew’s study.  Totally not even trying to organise that – there will definitely be a system going on!

 The back end of our sitting room, full of boxes and bags and bits.  Hoping to find homes for a lot of this before school starts again on Tuesday.

 Front of sitting room – we have sofas!  And cushions! And as you can see, the badgers and fish are making themselves comfortable.

 The label on this box continues to make me giggle.

Piles and piles of stuff in our room….but looking a lot better than it was!


 A picture from the day we got the keys.  Bollinger and a badger – what’s not to love?

Dining room, yet more boxes.  This move is doing wonders for my upper body strength.

So that’s the state of play.  As I type the man from Sky is popping our new dish up, and hopefully Ikea will finally fulfil our whole order later today (only 15 days late!).  Kaz and Vixie are both popping in for tea, and Eileen’s round for dinner, so as well as all the work today sounds rather jolly.  So I’d better get back to it.  Happy weekend, all!

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  1. The Garners
    5th May 2012 / 12:46 pm

    Moving is hard work! I remember being so exhausted after moving to our current house. Alexee was 4 months old t the time, so sleep was already minimal! 🙂 it's looking great though! Have a good weekend!

  2. Jenny
    5th May 2012 / 1:28 pm

    Oh- moving is HARD but sooo worth it once you are (finally) all settled in!! Good luck girl! Glad to have found your blog ! Thanks for stopping by B&R 🙂

  3. a little of me
    6th May 2012 / 2:45 am

    seems your working hard on your home…moving is hard but when we are all set down..its lovely…thanks for sharing…i love your blog…blessings soraya

  4. Miss Ash
    6th May 2012 / 3:43 pm

    I love that photo of your backyard, so cute!!

  5. Riot Kitty
    6th May 2012 / 10:06 pm

    Love the badger on the couch! Congrats! I will be sending your congrats on your new home soon…it's a card with a twist. You'll see 😉

  6. Siobhan
    7th May 2012 / 6:33 pm

    You seem to be making great progress! Love the badgers xx

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