Wednesday, 28 June 2017

A New Job

I have found myself a new job this morning and it is one I am going to enjoy.   Reading through the blurb of a local removal firm I read that a sensible idea is to allocate a coloured sticker to each room and then stick that colour on each box which is to go in there.   Then add an arrow to each box indicating This Way Up.  Anything which helps to facilitate ease of moving suits me, so I shall go round and do this later on this morning.

There are now so many packed boxes that I begin to doubt the contents will go into the bungalow, so a lot of them will have a 'garage' sticker and the car will stay on the drive until I decide what to do with the surplus.

It is another very wet day here - and cold with it - so W and I are going out to lunch (again? I hear you say) so that at least part of the day is passed in a cheerful atmosphere.

It is a Friday when we go across to Kirby Lonsdale to meet our friends.   Rain, snow, hail or blow we go (no, not the first line of my latest poem) because we so enjoy the food, the friends' company, and - not least- the journey there (forty one miles).   It just serves to remind us both that we live in one of the most  beautiful parts of the country and we should be grateful for it.   We might not have the warm zephyrs of the South of England or the days of warm sunny weather blowing over from the continent, but, by golly, we do have the beauty and grandeur  of the Pennines.   And that more than makes up for it.

25 comments:

Gwil W said...

It's a beautiful area. And I often visit the road over Barbondale in my mind's eye.

crafty cat corner said...

Enjoy your day. That is often our go to if its a horrible day, 'Lets go out for a meal' lol
Briony
x

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Our warm Southern zephyrs have turned into squadrons of squelchy squalls this morning, though even that's better than the incessant downpour we had yesterday.

Frugal in Derbyshire said...

Colour coding your boxes is a good idea and the arrows are especially useful. When we moved here 36 years ago we moved with friends. That meant two houses to move into one. We had decided which (of the habitable rooms!) each family would occupy and colour coded all the boxes and furniture with stickers. Good plan eh? There were many problems with the removal vans (long story) but once we all arrived the removal men( a bloke and a young lad) seemed to be struggling with our coding concept. Turns out the removal man was colour blind!!
You certainly live in a beautiful place, I'm so glad it gives you joy.
Gillx

Rachel said...

Enjoy your day. There is no warm wind blowing over from the Continent. It is very cold here and the wind is blowing directly from the east. It is also raining. It is the first day of Royal Norfolk Show and will be the worst first day weather wise for many years.

Countryside Tales said...

Great idea re the boxes. No sign of Sun or warmth in Hampshire today- it's pouring!

Yorkshire Pudding said...

Rain, snow, hail or blow
To Kirby Lonsdale off we go
Driving across the Pennine chain
We're out for lunch once again.
Salmon, salad, meat pie or pasta
Oh come on Pat, please drive faster!
Screeching through Aysgarth and onward to Hawes
Livestock are startled as the engine roars
Foo Fighters booming from the CD player
A much better choice than Leo Sayer.
At last Kirby Lonsdale comes into view
Twas a hell of a drive, everybody say "Phew!"
They gossip and giggle - they're such a wild bunch
The North Yorkshire ladies are out for their lunch

thelma said...

Lovely Yorkshire Pudding ;) How sensible it is to be 'efficient' Pat. Paul lost 6 pairs of underpants when we moved, must have been wrapped around the mising kitchen clock which has never been found either!

Heather said...

There are not many warm zephyrs down here today and it is raining as well, but the gardens really need it so I am not complaining.
Your new job sounds very efficient. I have written what the contents are and which rooms they should go in on my boxes, though at least one reads 'Can't remember'! That's what happens when I get interrupted after I have sealed the box but before I can write what the contents are.
Enjoy your lunch with friends - always a good plan whatever the weather.

Sue said...

I liked Mr Pudding's poem, hope it makes you smile too Pat.

Joanne Noragon said...

It is so cold here we have extra blankets on the beds. And, it rains for a week at a time. What is going on.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Brilliant stuff YP!! I shall show it to the driver W who has a Yeti and always does the driving while I sit there in state. We never have anything on the CD player as we are far too busy talking. Food ideas pretty spot on though.
Rachel - The next two days dont look brilliant weatherwise either - awful for the Show.

Derek Faulkner said...

I can't resist mentioning the fact that some people complained about last week's superb summer weather.

Wilma said...

At this very moment (7:46AM), a formidable cloud of dark grey is bearing down on us. We shall hear raindrops splattering on the tin roof right about now! But it is a warm day and sunshine will soon follow; no complaints from me. However, I do wish we could zoom off for lunch with you a la YP's fun poem!

Elise Griffith said...

We did something like that when we moved house in April. It helped make it one of the easiest moves we've ever had. Of course, I still have to go through boxes stored in the garage...

Hope you have a wonderful time with your friend today!

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

Any practical task I am hopeless at, in any possible way! That's a very good tip.

Today it is hammering with rain, I cycled into work at 7 covered in waterproofs so it wasn't too bad in the end. I don't mind bad weather as long as my hands aren't cold.

Frugal in Essex Tania said...

Great advice from the removals company. I was brought up in the north but my father moved south when I was 10. Essex is very flat with very little scenery apart from the waterways and beaches. I remember thinking were have you brought us???

Mac n' Janet said...

Good idea about the boxes.

Iris said...

Good idea with the stickers! I follow a blog called missmustardseed.com where the lovely Marian is also preparing for a move. She is using stickers to label the cabinets that are now empty. Her blog is a really good read.

angryparsnip said...

Go out to lunch everyday you want ! WHY NOT ! Plus the beautiful views.
as for the boxes the stickers are a great idea. Plus remember to put a sticker or big color tag on the rooms it will really help.

cheers, parsnip and thehamish

justjill said...

We also labelled everything. Our main problem turned out to be the removal man picked up a lot of stuff which wasnt labelled and was intended to remain for the next occupants. We spent a considerable amount of time returning it.....

Librarian said...

YP's poem is great, Pat, you should read it at your next poetry afternoon!
And yes, you do live in one of the most beautiful parts of the world I know.

Lorraine said...

Wonderful !

Sue said...

That's a really good idea for the boxes, and it stops the removal men having to constantly ask you where things are going. It's something I did when I moved home on my own many years ago, I was frazzled enough organising everything before the move without having a hundred and one questions on the actual day.

Never let anyone criticise you for eating out with your friends. It's a lovely way to stay in touch with people whose company you like, you get good food, good conversation, no pots to wash ...and you are keeping the local economy going :-)

Treey Stynes said...

So, what did you have for lunch?