Posted: Yesterday at 22:31
Well, it's all over for another year... Strictly, that is. Wouldn't dream of spoiling things for those of you who've recorded it, so I'll just say I thought it was a cracking final.
Panic Saturday, eh? What will they think of next?? Happy to say I just bought cheese, and didn't notice myself panicking unduly.
We're currently trying to help daughter and family sort out the logistics of moving house to Galway. Most removals firms specify a 2-6 week gap between collecting the furniture etc, and delivering it to Ireland; anyone would think it was Australia! They try to wait until they have a full load. You can get it delivered at your convenience rather than theirs, but only by paying a hefty supplement (£2000, in one case!!). Such a system isn't really family-friendly; try telling your toddler she has to live without Thomas the Tank Engine for a month... Daughter now seems to have found an Irish firm who collect on a Friday and deliver the following Wednesday, which is just about bearable, particularly if they stay with friends or relations (maybe us!) for the intervening period, so they'll have such desirables as beds, a table and chairs for those 5 days. No doubt it'll all work out eventually... At least they have enthusiastic first-time buyers for their house in Warrington, though nothing's signed yet.