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Service Interruptus

Hello, my friends! It has finally happened – I am moving house!

I will be busy packing, ferrying stuff to the new house before/after work and generally having not a lot of time over the next couple of weeks. At some point I will lose my internet while my service gets transferred (which could take up to 2 weeks! To push a few buttons!).

So I wanted to give you the heads up. I haven’t forgotten or abandoned you! I will try to read and comment as much as possible but I may not be posting much (if at all), even my regular Share Your World, Friday Fictioneers and Chain Writing Game posts 😦 .

In the mean time, here are some dodgy photos I took of my new home. To be honest, the Estate Agent pictures were far better.

  1. February 16, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    I am sooooo happy for you! What cool new digs ya got!

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    • February 16, 2014 at 6:06 pm

      And it’s mine, all mine! And the bank’s.

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  2. Gilraen
    February 16, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    Your own little home! So happy for you. A little corner of belonging

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    • February 16, 2014 at 6:06 pm

      Yes, a home of my own at last 🙂

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  3. NotAPunkRocker
    February 16, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    Oh, I love it, congratulations!

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    • February 16, 2014 at 6:06 pm

      Thanks! It’s in a lovely little sleepy village too.

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      • NotAPunkRocker
        February 16, 2014 at 6:08 pm

        Nice!

        Two weeks without internet though? Yikes…

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      • February 16, 2014 at 6:20 pm

        It may not be that long. There’s also the timing thing – it might get switched before I “officially” move (home is where the TV is!) or after.

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  4. February 16, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    But it’s yours (and the bank’s). That makes all the difference. Congratulations!

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    • February 17, 2014 at 7:21 am

      I’m finally a “home owner”. No more rent money just disappearing forever 🙂

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  5. February 16, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    Yay!! I love that kitchen, so much counter space. Here’s to hoping you don’t lose the internet for that long!!

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    • February 17, 2014 at 7:23 am

      Wow, there’s a kitchen? I wonder what goes on in there? 🙂
      Seriously though, although you can’t see from the photo there are more cupboards in there than I could ever hope to fill.

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  6. Lyn
    February 16, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    A sleepy little village? Mwaaahaaahaaa not anymore. They don’t realise they have a writer of strange tales in their midst. Seriously though, your new place looks great. I especially love the kitchen. Mine is so small I have a bookcase against one wall for my pantry and there’s no room for a refrigerator — it’s in the sitting room — but it’s all mine! Enjoy your new digs
    D-Man 🙂

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    • February 17, 2014 at 7:25 am

      The kitchen is quite new – the previous owner had a new one installed a few years ago. Just as well since the house was built in the 70s, and 70s kitchens – well – all cream cupboards and linoleum!

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  7. February 17, 2014 at 12:32 am

    It looks comfortable all the best and I will miss you.

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    • February 17, 2014 at 7:25 am

      Hopefully I’ll be back at full posting-speed before too long!

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  8. February 17, 2014 at 2:46 am

    Congratulations. it looks lovely.:-)

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    • February 17, 2014 at 7:26 am

      Thanks, I’ve just got to try to keep it that way 😉

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  9. February 17, 2014 at 2:58 am

    Alistair congrats its Lovely !! You will have to post some after pictures once you have moved in and decorated 🙂

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    • February 17, 2014 at 7:27 am

      Decorated? 🙂 I’ll certainly be filling it with stuff!
      I’ll post some pictures once I’m all settled.

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  10. February 17, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    Congrats on the new digs, Drali!

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  11. February 18, 2014 at 5:15 am

    Enjoy the move! I always find it fun… hopefully you do too, to a certain extent!

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    • February 18, 2014 at 7:30 am

      Although there’s a certain excitement involved with a new place, I do not enjoy moving! I have 2 chaps with a van booked all day Monday, which is when I will officially switch residences. Hopefully this will be the last time ever.
      Too much to do. Contact council, gas, water, electricity, change driving licence, change car insurance, move internet, tell everyone blah blah blah 😦

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  12. February 18, 2014 at 5:18 am

    That’s quite a feat, moving a house. Big Muscles!! Short Walk??
    Just indulge me my humor.
    WTG – finally got it done.
    It’s looks like a charming house. I had it in my head you would be buying a much older home with a thatched roof, stone fireplace and a moat.
    I’m confused about internet connection taking two weeks. I thought you plugged in a wireless and done.

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    • February 18, 2014 at 7:35 am

      Ha ha 🙂
      No moat on my budget I’m afraid! However, an “Englishman’s home is his castle”, as they say.
      They need to switch the internet and internet TV over from my current flat to the new house (and activate the phone line and assign me a new number). I’m switching to fibre so I’ve got a new modem coming and an engineer on Tuesday. I’m not quite sure why I can’t do it myself, possibly there’s more involved when switching to fibre. I’m only going for the 35Mbs connection – 70Mbs seems over the top for the extra £3/month it would cost.

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  13. February 18, 2014 at 6:10 am

    BTW, are those pot plants in your back patio? I fear not enough sunshine.

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    • February 18, 2014 at 7:39 am

      The previous occupant left behind all manner of pot plants front, back, plus a small strip of land up the side of the garages which apparently I also own. I think the sun reaches the back at some point during the day (so hopefully I can sit out in it in the summer).
      I guess I’ll have to buy a little trowel and a watering can and whatnot.

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      • February 18, 2014 at 5:23 pm

        Pot plants = grass/weed/maryjane!
        My humor is flatlining.

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      • February 18, 2014 at 7:28 pm

        Ah, sorry! I’m such a goody-two-shoes I didn’t get the reference 😦
        Hey, do you think they are – I could be the village pusher 🙂

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  14. February 18, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    Lovely house! Congratulations! Wish you would have great memories in there 🙂
    Back garden needs your love and care… 🙂
    Love and hugs
    Servant Z&Yelloz

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    • February 18, 2014 at 4:48 pm

      Hopefully there will be good memories soon!
      I’ll have to see what I can do about the back garden 🙂

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      • February 18, 2014 at 5:08 pm

        Best of good luck and love 🙂

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      • February 18, 2014 at 7:27 pm

        Thank you 🙂

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  15. February 19, 2014 at 3:26 am

    Ah poor DrAli, “pushers” were out in the 80’s, they are businessmen dealers with fixed prices. Price fixing at its best.
    No a small village would never work.
    You will be the resident writer, when that book is published. Waiting …

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    • February 19, 2014 at 7:13 am

      I’m a bit behind the times with my lingo 😦
      I like the idea of being the resident writer. Every village needs a resident writer, painter, sculptor and such.

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  16. February 19, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    Hope it all goes okay and that you can find the kettle!

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    • February 19, 2014 at 4:13 pm

      Thanks! I will definitely need instant access to the kettle for emergency coffee, I think 🙂

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  17. February 20, 2014 at 1:11 am

    It looks beautiful my dralifriend – mega congrats on your new pad!
    Enjoy all of the fun and excitement of making it your own!! 😀
    ~Andrea<3

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    • February 20, 2014 at 8:28 am

      Thanks! There’s lots to do at the moment but in a month or so I should be settled.

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  18. February 20, 2014 at 3:27 am

    Congratulations, but I don’t envy you. I used to move every six months. Once I got out of that mode, it was every two years. Finally, I’ve been here for six years! Yahoooooooooooooo!

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    • February 20, 2014 at 8:29 am

      Last time I moved was five and a half years ago and I have a lot more stuff now. Plus I need to get an electrician and a gas engineer in to sort some stuff out. Once that’s done hopefully all will be well!

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  19. February 21, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    Wow, it looks really great. Moving can be a very stressful business so I wish you all the best with the removals. Maybe you can do a special DraliDoodle Graphic Novella of your moving day lol. In a few weeks, I mean, after you’ve recovered 🙂

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    • February 22, 2014 at 5:02 am

      That’s a good idea. I’m hoping that the move is too boring and routine for a graphic novella, though 🙂

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  20. February 28, 2014 at 6:41 am

    Question, ok? Thanks!
    Is it a Cornwall “thing” to have kitchen curtains, have curtains come to the middle of the wall and have matching carpet and curtains/drapes.?
    I was befuddled by the window coverings.

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    • February 28, 2014 at 8:14 am

      Kitchen curtains are common wherever I have lived in the UK. Some people have blinds instead.
      The lounge curtains are a bit long, the previous occupant left them for me. As for matching colours with the carpet and curtains, as long as the colours don’t clash that’s fine. I might get slatted blinds for the lounge as well so that I can selectively cut down the light without having to close the curtains (the TV is right next to the lounge window).

      To be honest I have the same memory problem with colours as I do with faces. I can live somewhere for a year and still not be able to tell you what colour the carpets are 🙂

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  21. February 28, 2014 at 8:58 am

    Check out California Shutters, (white only) they will let you see out while not allowing people to see in. Will completely darken your room also.

    The length of your curtains make your walls appear shorter by not being to the floor. Maybe that’s not done there.
    Happy for you.

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    • February 28, 2014 at 9:05 am

      Those California shutters look quite cool – thanks!

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  22. February 28, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    Oops, Plantation Shutters. What I like about them is that they take up no wall space, they hang ” mostly” flush with wall.
    In kitchens they wipe clean and hold no germs like fabric might.
    They can be costly and not everyone likes their looks.
    Just a suggestion.

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    • February 28, 2014 at 7:39 pm

      Ah yes, I recognise those. The hotel I stayed at in Wales had them.

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