18 Jan 2016

a photo an hour (ish) #5

I've not managed to do one of these successfully (ie remembered to take more than three pics at hourly intervals) for a year and a half! But, this Saturday, the day Mitch and I moved into our flat, I did! Here's how it played out...

6:30 - got up to brush my teeth. I'd actually been awake from about 5am (feeling anxious and excited about the move) but had hoped to fall asleep again, no such luck.

7:30 - last look at the view from our bedroom (I'm actually going to miss this).

8:30 - loading the van. It was a bit of a tight squeeze in the end!

9:30 - setting off (my parents car was pretty full too :/ )

There's no pic for 10:30 as we were in the midst of moving all our stuff from the van to our 3rd floor flat - SO glad there's a lift!

11:30 - move complete! (I have no idea how we've come to have so much stuff.)

12:30 - a well deserved cup of tea and cream cheese + salmon bagel in The Pelican with our friends who came to help.

13:30 - chilling out on the mattress in our bedroom.

There's no picture for 14:30 as that "chilling out" became a snooze.

15:30 - a walk in Burgess Park with some friends who happened to be in the area.

16:30 - the walk ended up being a stroll to Borough Market.

There's no picture for 17:30 as I was busy stuffing my little face in a pub by the riverside not far from Borough Market.

18:30 - all the bikes at London Bridge station. We got the train back home, I couldn't face the walk.

I forgot to take a picture at 19:30, thanks to some slug drama. We'd brought a few of our plants with us with the intention to keep them going. Unfortunately a load of mini slugs had come along for the ride. After some Wikipedia reading I was pretty freaked out (slugs are hermaphrodites and lay 30 eggs at a time just three days after mating!). Having experienced what it's like to have mice I didn't want to risk having slugs in our brand new flat so, we ditched the plants. I realise this sounds like an overreaction as slugs are essentially harmless but they're a bit a nemesis for gardeners - the little ones we found had already demolished one of our fledgling chilli plants :( It's not all bad though, we've got more seeds for herbs and chillies, plus we also saved the tops of our tomato plants so hopefully they'll sprout some roots and we can plant them again.

20:30 - we started unpacking the boxes, this was one of the first things to be extracted - small steps.

21:30 - Catching up on Serial S2 before bed.

It was one hell of a long day but amazing none the less. I still don't think it's really sunk in yet that this is our home, we probably need to unpack a few more boxes! 


  1. How nice to have a photographic record of such a big day! Congratulations on the move :)

  2. Woo congrats on the move! Very exciting! Plus a trip to Borough market is just ideal, I haven't been in aaageees!

    Jasmin Charlotte

    1. Thank you! Yes, SO many good things to eat there :)

  3. Sounds like you had a super busy day. Moving always makes me remember how much stuff (a lot of rubbish) that I end up keeping around lol.

    1. Yup, I hear you, I'm going to have a chucking out session as we unpack stuff (although we should have been more thorough before we packed :/ )

  4. Omg, you live in the vicinity of Borough Market?! I'm still dreaming about the Pieminster stall we found in the summer! Congrats on the move, looks like a hard days work!

    1. Well...not really in the vicinity, it was about a 40 minute walk, worth it though :)


Ta v.much :)

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