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Posted by sean on November 29, 2017 at 6:46 pm in Moving House with No Comments


Tonight, is the final night in our old house, where we have happily lived for over four years. Do I feel emotional about it? No. I feel a stressed, overwhelmed and tired.

We have loads and loads to pack, despite the removal firm boxing up the contents of our book/DVD shelves and kitchen. I tried clearing my wardrobe today and was amazed at how many clothes I have! I’m sure my jumpers and shirts have been breeding like rabbits in there.

This afternoon, we spent a delightful three hours in our new house. It was freezing cold and we had nowhere to sit, as the furniture isn’t being moved in until tomorrow. We had to wait while our new carpets were fitted and an engineer fixed our boiler. Yes, we bought a new house, only to find that the boiler is buggered. Luckily, it is now fixed. The carpets are lovely, although took a long time to fit. I started to get frustrated and almost had a Victor Meldrew explosion, when I heard the fitters upstairs, watching videos on their mobile phones!

Earlier today, Claire and I had two meltdowns. Luckily, not at the same time, so we were able to support the other one somewhat. The amount of work we had to do looked like a mountain. It is still a bloody big hill, which we’ve got to climb by tomorrow morning. It’s fair to say Mount Everest has become Ben Nevis. However, because of the work we have done this afternoon, and some very generous offers of help from our caring parents, we are on our way.

Posted by sean on November 27, 2017 at 5:52 pm in Insects, Moving House with No Comments


As of today, Claire and I are officially homeowners. We are on the property ladder and all grown-up! Well, the grown-up bit is up for debate.

This has been a few months in the making, but I was reluctant to blog or tweet anything, until it was confirmed and we had the keys in our hands. Making any announcement anytime sooner would be tempting fate.

We are not moving far. Not only are we staying in the same area of Bath, but we will be living on the same street! Just a couple of hundred yards up the road. We love the area where we live and it is very close to where both of us work. We also knew that we couldn’t rent forever – we were at the mercy of the landlord, who could evict or put our rent up, without us being able to do anything about it. Not anymore! No more getting permission to hang a picture on the living room. If we want to drill a massive hole in the wall, we can.

There has been loads to sort out with the house. I must have spent hours on the phone to and emailing mortgage brokers, solicitors and insurance companies. That’s all before moving in. Now it’s a case of getting a locksmith to fit new locks, getting a plumber to install a dishwasher *, calling the energy supplier to give our readings and obtain a Smart Meter, getting Sky installed **… the list goes on!

* Yes, a dishwasher. We are finally getting a dishwasher. Since I left home in 2006, I have always had to wash by hand. I hate it. I would rather clean the toilets, after someone had explosive diarrhea.

** We need to get our Sky TV and internet ASAP. I was devastated to learn that we will be without internet for almost two weeks. No Sky+ for almost three! These utilities are up there with air! Never mind if we’ve got no running water – we need our television and internet access. Pray for us and send the Red Cross round.

I will try and take some photos to upload soon. At the moment, the house is looking very empty as we are yet to move in. The big removal day is Thursday. We have someone to pack our stuff and take it up the road for us – a man with a van; or more likely men with ven.

Posted by sean on November 27, 2017 at 5:25 pm in Have I Got News For You with No Comments


So, there is to be another Royal Wedding. I think the question on everyone’s lips is ‘will we be getting a Bank Holiday’?

Posted by sean on November 23, 2017 at 11:05 pm in Life In Bath with No Comments


This month, BANES Council gave us all wheely bins and changed our rubbish collection to fortnightly. Luckily, the recycling lorry still comes weekly, and as we recycle a lot, have not struggled with too much rubbish – until tonight…

The reason we ran into trouble this evening, is because some selfish neighbour dumped a bin bag in our bin – therefore filling it and preventing us from adding the remainder of our rubbish to it! We were fuming and soon started to speculate who the dirty, cheating so and so might be, and what we should do as revenge.

If you live near to me, and in two weeks time, you find a horses head in your wheely bin, we are onto you!

Posted by sean on November 20, 2017 at 10:57 pm in Leeds United with No Comments


Leeds beat Middlesbrough yesterday, which was both nice and unexpected. We play top of the table, Wolves, on Wednesday too. It’ll be just typical Leeds to beat them, but go on to lose at lowly Barnsley on Saturday.

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