The chaos continues; also I rant about hygiene

Today was another one of those days where the amount of energy spent seems horrendously out of proportion with the results you get at the end of it. Mum said, I think quite rightly, that she’d been on her feet all day – that’s possibly true for the rest of us. All we needed to …

We has a house – Stage 2 of… ???

Some kind of transaction thingy has happened or something, so now that (I think) we have… …we can actually seal the deal with our estate agent, which we’ll be doing in about 24 hours. So we’ll soon be living in an actual house for a third of the original price with about eight times the …

We has a house.

I apologise wholeheartedly for not having updated this blog in a while – especially neglecting to keep you up to date with my musical discoveries via Epic Song of the Week, and not uploading many any tracks to my YouTube page. Truth be told, there’s really not been a lot of things happening round here. …

Phew, that was a close one

So, the mortgage company have apparently decided to finally withdraw their heads from their sphincters. The house has officially sold and the money is now in our laps. Everyone’s a happy bunny now. More or less. 😀

Chaos in Pictures: An odyssey of insanity as described by James Paddock; illustrated by Ben P

Well, this has been hell. Thank Christ there’s no return trip this time around, so we won’t have to repeat this whole series of events. I wouldn’t wish the chaos that comes with the arduous process of emmigration on my worst enemy. This emmigration thing has spanned roughly three years of systematic chaos, and three …

Touchdown!
Final blog post from England

Farewell all, and goodbye Blighty. It’s been fun.

Systematic chaos

Currently our entire house smells of dusty cardboard, old plastic, bubble-wrap and industrial-strength cleaning solution. It is unbridled insanity over here. Removal men have been round for the last couple of days doing what I believe gives them their name – removing stuff from the premises. And by jove they’re fast. The house has been …

Quick Aus update

Just some really quick things pertaining to the Australia situation. We said our last goodbyes to the family a couple of days ago. It was a nice final reunion. We’ve sold one of our cars for a good price (but still lower than what we paid for it but that’s the nature of auctions, really). …

Going to see the family for the last time

Tomorrow we’ll be heading down to Walton-on-Thames and Surrey (which is unfortunately a 3-hour car journey at the best of times) to see our relatives for the final time before we head out to Aus. It’s going to be emotional. I’m not looking forward to leaving everyone 9000 miles behind me. 150 miles (the distance …