Yesterday was Removals day, most of our possessions were professionally packed – we had realised there was no way we would be able to manage organising the move, the sale of our Brentford Dock property – 7 viewings in 3 days and still counting – going through all our items and packing ourselves. For a reasonable fee we did not have to pack only prepare by unplugging electronic equipment and making piles. It took 3 professional packers – all less than half my age – 6.5 hours to pack and load everything! Here is a photo from the kitchen box hub. The clock – here still unpacked – is a mini replica of the Bluewater shopping centre’s giant one which shows the date, time and the star constellations designed by Eric Kuhne, concept architect of the centre in Kent.
Removals is defined as the business of transporting furniture and other possessions when people move to a new home. Yet is sounds so ominous like everything, including us, would be forcefully moved even though there is nothing forcefully about our move at all. Not only do we volunteer, we actually want to move to Oslo, Norway and leave behind a very crowded London but a landscaped and well maintained dock. The photo below is from the car park flower bed.
The Arctic trailer – yes, that is what it is called – will not hit Oslo until the week commencing 23. July because we have to wait for another couple or family also moving north (read: towards the Arctic) to fill up the whole trailer. We did check the extra cost of having our own and was astonished to find out it varied between 11 000 and 13 000 GBP. Moving countries without that extra cost is expensive enough as you probably figured out. So we do plan to camp out (read: stuffing our suitcases with all essentials for) the next 3 weeks. My mum is ever so pleased since we will be staying with her part of the time while we furnish our new flat at Bekkelaget.