I don’t really have time for blogging at the moment, but I felt the need to give a small sign of life, so here’s a quick dump of the photos I’ve taken recently. Some were taken on my tablet, so the quality is correspondingly not great.
Lunch on the train a few weeks ago on my way to yet more flat viewings. Totally healthy, right? 😉
I’m trying to use up as much stuff as possible because the removals company said it can be difficult getting food into Switzerland. Here’s a cake I made for my colleagues in an attempt to get rid of some instant coffee.
All our boxes need to be given a number and we need to provide detailed packing lists for customs (the joys of moving to a non-EU country!). Here’s a note I wrote to Jan the other morning. I wasn’t sure what number he’d got up to the night before and the file with the packing list is on his computer.
Boxes, boxes everywhere! The current state of my living room (also apparently the white balance is off on the tablet? My living room isn’t actually blue!).
The removal men are coming on Tuesday morning, then I’ll be spending roughly a month living with next to no furniture and one of each kitchen item! The computer is leaving too, so other than at work I’ll only be able to access the Internet via our mini tablet, meaning my posting will probably continue to be erratic for a while! Then, as of May, you can expect plenty of pretty pictures of Switzerland 🙂
29 thoughts on “Preparing to move: a photo post”
That coffee and walnut sponge looks very tasty. 🙂
Thank you. It was 🙂
Oh wow, I hadn’t even considered that you were going to a non-EU area! Good luck with all the moving – wish I were colser to help you whittle down your kitchen items 🙂
Mmmmmm MaLteasers! May not be healthy but sure are yummy! Good luck with the rest of the packing! Also can’t wait to see lots of pretty photos of Switzerland.
Very yummy! I love Maltesers.
Coffee cake is my favourite, any chance you can move to Basel via Geneva (perfectly on the way if you want to take the really scenic route) and drop one off for me?
Haha, that would be an incredibly scenic route 😉
That looks like a ton of work! I hadn’t thought about the fact that you were moving to a non-EU country either. I guess that really must complicate things! But your colleagues are lucky, haha — that cake looks delicious!
Yes, it’s so much more work! Jan’s company is sorting out his paperwork but I had to research for myself whether I was even allowed to live there without working in Switzerland when we’re not married.
Me and my bf are moving in togather in a couple of months. We’ll still be in the same country, but I’m still going crazy – there is so much stuff to do! So I totally get you, GOOD LUCK!!
Thanks! Good luck to you too… it’s sooo stressful, even if you’re just moving down the road!
mmmmm malteasers!!!!! it’s been so long! haha enjoy moving, can’t wait to see all the pictures 😉
Not sure “enjoy” is the right word, but thanks 😉
Moving is so much hassle and work! So many boxes!
“and rubber ducks”! I like that 🙂
Also, a slice of cake would be very nice!
Haha, my grandma went through a phase of buying Jan a rubber duck every Christmas so we have about 8 of them!
Hope everything will be fine with your move! Sending you lots of good thoughts! Can’t wait to read more about Switzerland!
Looks like you’re making real progress there! Have you read ‘Packing my suitcase”s latest post? 😉
And Maltesers are the lighter way to enjoy chocolate so that’s all good in my book 🙂
Oh, that was nothing compared to what it looks like now. A mountain of boxes!
Urrrgh, packing. Sounds like it’s going alright though. And that coffee and walnut cake looks lush 🙂
It’s getting there. Everything has to be finished by tonight… eeep!
Ha! Your lounge is like the white and gold/blue and black dress!!! That cake looks awesome…recipe? I have instant coffee in the cupboard!
Haha, yes. My lounge wants to be Internet famous 😉
The recipe I used was this one: http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/coffeeandwalnutcake_83909 but I added a tiny bit of sugar to the coffee cream as I thought just cream and coffee might be too bitter. My colleagues gave it the thumbs up 😀
Oh looks like so much work! 😦 That month without all the furniture and utensils is going to be interesting! haha But pretty soon hopefully things will smooth out, once you’re all settled.
I was packing up the kitchen yesterday and kept saying to Jan “I’ll keep this pan here, and I’ll leave this frying pan out”. I have one suace pan, a frying pan, a chopping board and wo each of knives, forks, spoons and wine glasses (Jan will be coming back some weekends so we need two). Tonight I need to put some plates, cups and bowls into my “do not take” cupboard. Then I get to keep a bed, two folding chairs, the coffee table and the wardrobe (which we’re planning on getting rid of so it will stay til the end of April then be destroyed). It’s going to be… uhh… interesting? The TV is also going but luckily I rarely watch it anyway 😉
Hallo! Wie gehts?! Nice to find your blog- I saw your comment on Jane’s blog about living in Germany and hopped right over- my favourite language in the world is Deutsch! I wish I had more opportunity to speak it. I am SO envious you are moving to Basel- we spent our honeymoon in Switzerland taking the trains all round the country and I ADORED Basel. SO interesting. The museums were fascinating- I loved the Jean Tinguelly museum and the Basel paper museum was amazing- up until we somehow managed to totally innocently evade the people saying it was closing time and were still in there an hour afterwards until someone realised we weren’t curators- we didn’t have a clue- it was SO embarassing! I really want to go back there! I loved getting the boat across the river rather than having to walk to a bridge!x
Haha, that sounds like the kind of thing I would do! I haven’t been to any Basel mseums yet, but I’ve been to the cathedral and the zoo.
My moving mantra was ‘this too shall pass’ and it did (she lies because she’s sitting next to an unopened box 6 months later ;)) Good luck with the move!
Thanks. I think the worst is over now. Unpacking is much less stressful – no deadlines.I can be as slow as I want to be!