all the little things…

October 23, 2008

…take so much time. Organising the phone and broadband has been a bit of a trial. Originally we thought we could get a simultaneous provision of line and broadband, but after a rigmarole of changing our ISP and cancelling our first phone order, BT decided they couldn’t do it on the line anyway. Still I am saving £10/month with the new ISP (Zen Internet) and their service seems to be so far as good if not better than my old one, so that part’s fine. The bad part is that it will be 6 working days before our broadband comes on, so it’ll be down to dialup, mobile and the local wifi hotspots. But some of that time we’ll be travelling anyway, bringing the hired van back here and collecting our own, then a quick visit to St Andrews University, (not exactly) on the way back.

BT also seem unable to commit themselves to a definite phone number these days. They gave us one, have already changed it once, and are advising that we shouldn’t give it out to anyone because it might change again before the end of the month! But I sent it out with our other change of address details anyway and am hoping for the best – I don’t remember having to contend with such vagueness last time we moved.

All three ferry journeys are booked now – just hoping the weather will be kind to us. Tansy will be in kennels when we take the main van load, we’ll pick her up when we come back and bring her over on the final crossing – her first time on a ferry, and I hope she won’t spend the whole time barking at the other dogs (her one fault!).

I intended to pack some boxes today but the little things seem to multiply, one leads to another and  the time vanishes. Tomorrow I will start by packing some, otherwise it will be just the same. I think I could get most of my art stuff done quickly, as it’s already decluttered and can all just go in – it’s the decisions we’re still making about what to part with and what to leave for later that I’m finding difficult.



  1. Just wanted to say hello on this blog too. Am very much looking forward to reading it!

  2. Hellooo from another Helen too ;))

  3. I cannae believe you are moving to Tiree!!! That’s brilliant. Well done you for living a dream. I yearn for the west all the time be it the Hebrides or the west of Ireland. It’s just so free and fresh. The Atlantic just fills me with exhilleration and inspiration. I wish you and your husband all the very best. Looking forward to seeing what sort of textiles you are inspired to make.

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