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Remember, remember, today is exchange and complete day!!

November 5, 2004 at 2:04 pm

Well, contrary to what we had previously thought, exchanging and completing wasn’t half as exciting as we thought. The solicitor called at about 9.30am and told me all the funds were ready, and that he would be completing any second now. Well, that was a bit of an anti-climax if ever there was one!

So, I (Henry) then spent the rest of the morning waiting for the new Futon to be delivered, after which I was able to go down to the (useless) Estate Agents to collect the Key. We’ve just got back from looking round the flat again to check what needs doing before we go back later this evening with Sara’s mum, and it’s all looking good. The electricity works, as does the water and gas. We can’t figure out how to open the garage yet, but since we couldn’t get up on to the curb anyway, it won’t matter for a while!

Later on in the day we took Susan and Claire to see the flat, and then received our first tiny visitor – no, not a rat, a William! Accompanied by Ben and Katy of course. Note the bottom photo – six (plus the photopgrapher) people in our kitchen – wouldn’t have been even close to possible in our old place. Roll on the parties…

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Exchange and Completion day set, packing in full swing!

November 1, 2004 at 5:54 pm

sWell, we’ve definitely got an exchange and complete day sorted – Friday the 5th of November, or as everyone else calls it, Henry Ni… I mean Guy Fawkes night. It’s all getting very near now, and even though we’ve technically been packing for about a month, it’s all speeding up a bit now – we’re living in cardboard box land. I also got a bit bored and decided to do an aerial photo map showing where the new flat is – don’t ask me why, I just felt like it. I went by the flat this morning on the way home from the dentist, and was relieved to see it was still standing – there was even a load of BT engineers fitting a new telephone pole outside. They must be preparing the area for our arrival – I shouldn’t be surprised if they organise a street party in our honour… :)

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Our second viewing of the property, this time with camera!

August 17, 2004 at 1:13 pm

Here are some rather ‘interesting’ photos of our second more comprehensive look around the flat. This is where Henry was trying to convince me that we wanted to move into this property. So he did his usual Japanese tourist impression and this is the result. We’re both getting excited now as the prospect of no more waiting is dawning. Although I’m not sure which Henry is more excited about, the physical labour of moving or updating this website! Feel free to join us on the journey from dump to palace with some old clothes in tow and a paintbrush at anytime, as you can see, we’ll need all the help and advice we can get!

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