We foolishly thought that a large towel, plastic tray and some kitchen roll would be enough to stop the spillage from defrosting the fridge freezer.
It wasn’t. All that kitchen roll and those old magazines were drenched!
Some assembly required. Me and Liam’s Mum built a flat pack bathroom cabinet, whilst Liam and his Mum’s partner worked on their own home improvements!
Liam’s family dog Bailey wanted to get involved and help us move. He kept moving about (until he got knackered and had a little sleep in the afternoon), so that’s why the picture is so blurry!
Whenever you move into a new place, at least 10 things won’t quite go to plan. Our ‘major’ disaster was the washing machine. It was all set up and plugged in, but midway through washing our new towels (hence some blue dye on the kitchen roll on the floor) the fuse blew out and the washing machine power went kaput.
Of course, me and Liam didn’t know the fuse had blown, so cue a phone call to my Dad to come and resolve. Luckily it’s all working fine and dandy now!
Another lovely house warming gift, again from my Mum. After the difficult time we had in our old flat with noisy neighbours and damp problems, we really do hope this will be our Happy Place. So far so good, minus all this awful weather cancelling my commuter trains!
Our new oven. I had to download instructions on how to use it. It has so many different knobs (giggidy!), but it’s huge and once we have shelves for it (the landlord only left a grill tray but we’re getting some ordered for us), we will be able to cook lots of lovely food for people.
Or just us, at least until our sofas arrive. We currently have to make do with two arm chairs from our old place which we cannot wait to get rid of!
After several nights of takeaways and ready meals, I finally gave in to trying the oven out for the first time by using the grill for sausages which were bought from the local farm shop. They were quite nice, but we were both mainly grateful for reintroducing veg to our diets!
Our next step is to finally get round to unpacking everything. As we’re both working full time, this is pretty much reserved for the weekend. Once we’re all unpacked and settled – and the sofas are here, I’ll be able to blog more often and share photos of our new home. Stay tuned!