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Sunday 27 December 2015

I'm back!!!

Hi everyone,

I'm back!!!!
The man at BT finally found the button to press,
to get us back online!!HeeHee!!

THANK YOU for all your lovely messages I found,
when I finally was able to log on yesterday!
You are all so kind.
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.

The removal men came at 8am on the Monday and 
7.30am on Tuesday 15th, the completion day!!
I was soooo tired!! Two mornings, getting up at 05.30!!
They left just after 8am.

We finally left at 9.45am with a fully loaded car!!
We took a very steady drive up, which took 3 hours 10 minutes.
We didn't stop and arrived just before 1pm. We then had to wait for the
money to work it's way up the chain.
We finally got the keys at 3.45pm!!
It was cold, drizzly rain while we were waiting but stopped whilst
they brought our stuff in the house.

The lady had left her washing machine in situ!!! So with a bit of help
from the removal men, they disconnected it and took it out.
I called her agent and asked him to get her to arrange her removal men,
to come and pick it up!!
They did the next day.

Our removal men were brilliant and went far beyond what they were there for!!

I don't think the house or garden had been touched since our offer was accepted!!
The grass is so long, it will have to be strimmed before trying to
cut it with a mower!!
I vacuumed the lounge and hall and my Dyson was filled with stuff!! Yuk!
I had to empty it so I could clean the rest of the rooms!

I washed everything down and vacuumed the whole house before we left.
A few days before that, I even weeded the garden!!

There is a lot more to do here than we first thought.
One of the toilets flush doesn't work properly.
Also the shower in the en-suite has got a problem and will need replacing.

Both of the radiators in the bathrooms are rusty and need replacing!
We will probably replace them with heated towel rails.

The list is too long and I don't want to bore you!LOL!!

We went out and bought new lighting today and ordered more online.

I have never seen a house where the lounge, dining room,
hall and 2 of the bedrooms, all had the same
awful, heavily textured paper on the walls!! Yuk!!

Homebase had a wallpaper steamer half price today, so we bought one!!

But we are in, Christmas tree is up and we had a lovely Christmas Day
with a friend that joined us, as he lives close by.
He was amazed how much we had done!!

On the plus side..... the rooms are much bigger than we remembered!!
The lounge is huge and the bedrooms too!!

Now onto my latest card, for the last Winter Wonderland challenge for 2015.
You have until the 7th January to get your cards in,
to be in with a chance of winning one of the prizes.

The theme is Bingo and I am hosting this challenge,
so all the details are to be found here.

I used my favourite Lili Of The Valley snowman stamp!
Coloured with Distress Inks and added plenty of Stickles Star Dust.

It came with the text stamp too.
The frame was the waste from another card
and edged with Sakura Star Dust Coloured Pens.

I had a quick peek at the WW blog and the DT cards are stunning as always!
Do find the time to check them out for some inspiration.

I would like to wish all my followers and visitors

I hope you stop by next year and leave me your lovely messages!!
I do so love to read them.



Chrissy said...

What a relief to be in and settled and all the cosmetic stuff can be done as you your sweet snowman Carol and so glad you had a good Christmas..wishing you a very Happy, safe and healthy New Year 2016 now..


Marianne's Craftroom said...

Great to see you here and with such a fab card too. Sounds like a bit of a nightmare but glad you are in and you can soon get all these things sorted and make the home your own. Hugs x

Carole C. said...

Hi Carol. So glad you got there at last. I'm sure you will make your new house as lovely as your old one, especially the garden.
Best wishes for 2016 and I hope all goes well for you.
Gorgeous card too, as usual.
Carole x

Stamping Bubbles said...

Hello Carol
Welcome back to the virtual world.So pleased you have settled in and were able to have a lovely Christmas. It sounds like you are going to be very busy over the next few months.
Beautiful card.
Take care

Sue - said...

Welcome back and a belated Happy Christmas. Glad you have got settled in. It always amazes me how some people leave their houses when they move. I well remember my previous house - they had even left breakfast crumbs all over the breakfast bar, and the larder was filthy and I knew for a fact that it had been emptied days before they moved out! Thie one I'm in now couldn't have been more different - very clean! Love the way you have framed that sweet snowman - very original!

Jacee said...

Hi Carol,
I’m back too! what with being off colour and then computer problems it’s been a bit of a pain on all counts, but things have improved and I’m back to cheer you on with your lovely creations. All my BEST WISHES for the NEW YEAR too!!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Lynsey said...

Hi Carol, so pleased to hear you are in and had a nice Christmas. We will have to arrange to meet up in the New Year. I love your card BTW!
Hugs Lynsey x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

How lovely it must feel to finally be settled in your new home. Now you can concentrate on making it your own over the following months. 2016 will be a new start for you and I'm wishing you all the best for a healthy and happy year.
Love your snowman card, such a sweet image and your frosty colours suit him perfectly too.

downrightcrafty said...

such a gorgeous design love the shaping around the image
Wishing you a Happy and Prosperous New Year
Hugs Kate xx

vic said...

Oohh so gorgeous that snowman is super sweet!!!! Happy new year!!!
Vic xx

Diane said...

What a relief you must feel now, finally all moved in. Love the negative frame and gorgeous snowman.

Best of the New Year to you Carol.

Hugs Diane

mags said...

Nice to see you back Carol. Glad to hear that you have finally got moved.
Lovely card and Happy New Year to you.