Unprioritized blog post

As soon as I pull up a new post in the back-end of this blog I go blank. Things are happening all the time, and find myself thinking a lot; “I should blog about that!” But I don’t at the moment. Mainly it’s because my mind is so occupied with all the rest that is going on at the moment I suppose; late pregnancy and big move in a few days. It’s not even what actually NEEDS doing, but all the thinking and planning that really tires me out.

The ferry my mum and dad was supposed to take from Denmark to England tomorrow has been canceled due to a crash. It needs preparing all week. DFDS could re-book them for Saturday and them arriving on Sunday, but our journey back is in the afternoon on Sunday – a trip that couldn’t be re-booked or refunded. Thanks a lot DFDS! Just got an email from them saying; “Our customer services team is working hard to find alternative transportation routes for all passengers booked on to the cancelled sailings.”All I was met with when asking what we should do instead was silence. All she told me what was she couldn’t help me with.

Our ferry
Our ferry

So the options we had, was to get the trip coming here refunded and mum and dad driving all the way to France for the ferry there. So Jon will fly over to Copenhagen to meet up with them and help drive the camper van down here. I’m glad it’s sorted now, but definitely a headache we didn’t need.

We’re so reliant on everything working out perfectly with this move. So hopefully the rest will.

But so many other good things have happened that I want to share. My sister-in-law and mother-in-law came over a couple a weekends ago to help out practically. And we also had time for some social catch up. I also finished work at the office in Richmond. Very mixed emotions, but luckily work was coming through to the very last hour and things felt “normal”, which makes it feel a little less sad about it, as it didn’t really feel like it would be my very last day in the office. Also, the company barbecue turned into a baby shower and all my workmates had all pitched in and got me and the baby such lovely gifts! Very thoughtful and useful. I’m so touched.

I’m really touched by all the gifts we have received already and all the offers of help we’ve had as well. We’ve got lovely baby clothes, bought and homemade, from people we don’t even know personally!

Compared to all the other moves Jon and I have done, this time we are so reliant on help. So it’s been such a relief having especially family, but also friends, seeing this and offering to help in different ways. Thank you all!

Here’s some photos from when Abbey and Elaine was in Maidstone:

Although Jon & Abbey ended up with a long discussion on Apple vs Android. He he Some Indian after a busy day in the house Had to have some frozen yoghurt Dropped Abbey at Stratford

Barbecue turn baby shower:

Lovely day for an office barbecue I ate the C. Resulting in some rat songs and rat son. (And yes I know - way too much alcohol to be a baby shower! :D) Matt, Mark, Alex and Andrea

Night thoughts

What am I doing up this time a night? Last night the answer would have been I can’t sleep because of restless legs. Tonight it’s because I’ve already slept, I fell asleep after coming home from Richmond and eating dinner. Woke up when Jon came come from work. I was intending to continue sleeping but started telling Jon about the little guy and his busy day (he’s seriously trying to kick himself out). And now I’m too awake. After this blog post I will give sleep another try. Better sleeping in sections than not at all I suppose.

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It’s hard travelling now and people annoy me so much. Have this strong urge to lecture people on all sorts of stuff. Like random people. Except for getting in a word exchange at Holland & Barrett the other day, I think I’ve managed to keep the urge under control. And to be honest at H&B I was only trying to clarify whether standing in the queue or just walking up throwing your stuff on the counter should make you be served first. The cashier thought the latter and didn’t want “any drama”. What?

Anyway at Holland & Barrett I got raspberry leaf tea. It’s suggested it can help you in the second stage of labor, making the pushing bit quicker and easier. It’s worth a try I thought. Especially since there’s no risk associated with it, and is beneficial in general.

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Time for sleep #2 I think.

Tomorrow there’s a barbecue with work and my sister-in-law arrives.

Parents weekend

A couple of weekends ago my folks came. It was a combination of wanting to help get us packed, get an idea of the amount of stuff we want to bring over (and tell us to throw stuff out), and to visit us one last time in Maidstone. We spent most of the days they were here in this depressing house.

It’s depressing because of our awful neighbours that I can’t wait to never, ever see or mainly HEAR again. It’s a family consisting of a defensive mum – mostly absent, a hard-working dad (leaves the house through our garden at 4pm) who can’t stop banging, sawing and other diy that never seems to be finished and is always at it’s loudest in our bedroom! They have three teenage kids that never close our garden gate when they use their easement right to walk through there and seem to think their easement right also apply to their friends and their friends’ bicycles. And their family also consist of three very badly treated dogs who spent most of their time in their garden barking, ruining fences and eating each other’s poo.

The other reason why it’s depressing is because it was sunshine outside, for once this year, and the house is very, very dark. We did make the best out of one day though and went to Leeds castle (classic outing).

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