Posted: 09/02/2016 at 10:51
Morning all. Just spent ages reading back to Sunday, in between helping OH to put up a curtain rail.
We had a nightmare journey from the flat in Eastbourne to the cottage in SW Norfolk. Gales were dreadful in Eastbourne, the removal men were worried about the journey home when the small lorry would be empty.
The Dartford Bridge was closed so they were using half the tunnel for the traffic going South, huge queues, never seen so many lorries. The cars and lorries were rocking in the wind as they waited in the queue. By the time we got through the tunnel I was bursting for the loo so OH turned off for Thurrock services. Oh dear, big mistake! But I had no option. Trafic was almost at a standstill, took 30 mins to get into the services and an hour to get out back onto the M25. Then more queues blocking our way off the motorway to the M11 as there had been an accident.
The removal men arrived about an hour and a half before us, thank God I gave them the key. They had just about finished loading when we arrived at the cottage.
But the forecast heavy rain stayed off in Norfolk and the wind wasn't nearly as strong as in Eastbourne and up to London.
Unpacked most of the kitchen stuff last night and went to the local pub for dinner. Only the dining chairs and a rocking chair to sit on until tomorrow when IKEA will be delivering the sofas.
Glad to see Fairygirl is back. Hope punkdoc gets well soon. Must be well for the Valentine's party.