Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Here comes

As you'll see from the top photo the packing is now entering its final stage.By tonight all that will be left is our bed and the bags we'll be taking with us. We are enjoying ourselves although with one cereal bowl,one spoon, one plate and one knife, breakfast has to be taken in shifts. I guess you'd call it hot bowling. After 34 years of collecting things it's as if overnight we've gone back to the simplicity of being students again.

Today will be spent packing the car. Two things are apparent. 1) The huge SUV despite its impressive external dimensions has less usable storage space than the dog car and 2) three quarters of what will be packed is bedding, kibbles ,toys and treats for the boyz.We are restricted to two tote bags on the back seat- just like travelling with toddlers. The lack of space in the car is the perfect excuse for me to be gallant and claim that I've sent on my own carefully stored wardrobe to make extra space for the 'fonts' clothes - in one fell swoop I can turn my sartorial problem into a chivalric gesture!

The computer gets packed later this morning so this may be the last post for a few days. We'll take the laptop with us and try to post en route to the new home. Our first stop on Thursday and Friday night is at a remote hotel deep in a Tuscan valley and a mobile phone signal , let alone a WiFi link, are not to be expected, but we'll try. By Saturday night we should be across the frontier and into France so posting should be possible again. After Saturday,new posts will be on the replacement blog as Life in Italy will be well and truly behind us. Thank you all for your comments over the last few days - it's truly heartening to get support from people you've never met but who you read about on their blogs every day. Strange how regular blogging has that effect.

The two boyz are sitting in the drawing room barking at all the boxes - even they are now aware that something is up. Tickles and treats are being handed out in abundance. Yesterday afternoon they had the time of their lives. Every time a carpet was taken outside to be rolled up and wrapped, Wilf and Digby would arrive and settle down in the middle of it,luxuriating in the late autumn sunshine.Digby still dislikes one of the workmen.

For now 'au revoir' - we'll post pictures of the boyz adventures when we can.


Noah the Airedale said...

Well bonne chance. Safe travels and we look forward to the new blog in France!

Noah Willow Tess & Lucy

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

I am up in the middle of the night because Edward heard a "monster" outside in the garden and responded with a series of earth shattering barks. But I do want to wish you Bon Voyage!! Best of wishes to all four, and keep us posted!! I shall see you at the new site.

MAX said...

Hey there Angus and the clan...
We are just wishing you all the best for a happy, smooth move!!! Happy travels!,... happy company!, ...happy dogs! and ...happy arrival!
Thank you for sharing your life in Italy..we have enjoyed it thoroughly! We look forward to your new (again - 'happy') life in France.
Enjoy the process and arrive safely.
Max's Mom in South Africa

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Angus said...

Noah - Merci

PT&E - What great guard dogs they are - when they're not too deeply asleep.

Max - Thank you - Please keep us in touch with Toffee who as I've said before is Digby's soul mate!

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

"Fair winds and following seas"

See you in France.


kks said...

wow......have a safe trip! i look forward to seeing your new surroundings!

shane rocket said...

BE CAREFUL, loves to the boys!!!
enjoy this next stage. and hopefully a safer one at that!!

Sue said...

Safe travels! We can't wait for new updates!

MAX said...

Hey there Angus, Wilf & Digby
By this stage your move must surely be complete. What has happened to you guys? We have been waiting anxiously for updates to no avail. Are you ok?
Please let us know.
Kind regards
MAX's mom in South AFrica

MyFavoritePupJasmine said...

Moving is a lot of work!! Well, hope you get settled into your new home soon!

I just discovered your blog because you posted on my friend's blog! =)

Good to meet you! =) said...

cute :)