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05 September 2009 @ 06:14 pm
They say moving house is one of the three most stressful life events...  
It's right up there with bereavement and divorce. Currently going through the process, I have to say I can see why!


I did get a job in the end, but it's in the middle of nowheresville, Chesterfield. Now, only of slight fame because of the latest dastardly handsome Torchwood villian. I've been commuting but as I still can't drive (failed another driving test, only three serious faults, but that's a whole different story) it's a 3 and a half hour trip from leaving my house in the morning which includes 2 trains, 2 buses, lots of waiting around AND walking up a hill!!

Clearly I couldn't keep living like that, I am actually a morning person, I'm just not a 5am person! So we bought a house in the middle of nowhere, in Chesterfield! It's a very pretty house, with walls and a roof and everything. I shall post pictures once I'm all moved in.

But the last few weeks has been a crazy mess of shopping and packing and solicitors! However most of that is over now. Actually I still have a lot of packing to do, but today I bought curtains (the very last item on the list) so at least the crazy shopping part's over.

We're moving in on monday! So then there'll undoubtably be a few crazy days of unpacking. And my internet won't be up for 5-10 working days!! :( And my fridge isn't being delivered until NEXT monday so there shall be no food for a week. But at least it's almost over!
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ravenlaughing on September 5th, 2009 06:21 pm (UTC)
*hugs* please, post pics when you can! At least it's a place you'll be able to decorate the way you want it from the beginning, that's a plus. Safe and happy moving!
Mariaria_kukalaka on September 5th, 2009 08:13 pm (UTC)
Yeah, the colour scheme they have at the minute is actually quite nice so I've just bought furniture to match it. But it'll be nice to have my own place.
Mandragoramandragora1 on September 5th, 2009 06:33 pm (UTC)
Ahem. Chesterfield is not in the middle of nowhere! It's rather close to Sheffield, plus the gorgeous countryside of the Peak District. Chatsworth! Bakewell! Hardwicke Hall! Castleton! Hathersage! Eyam!

Also, crooked spire - it's always been known for that.

My father worked in Chesterfield until he retired and we lived in the small Peak District village of Grindleford. So, yeah, know it well. *g*

God, I miss the Peak District (my parents downsized a while ago and moved to South Yorkshire so I don't get back to the Peaks very often).
Maria: jane austenria_kukalaka on September 5th, 2009 08:15 pm (UTC)
In all fairness I haven't had a chance to look around yet, although I have had Chatsworth recommended to me already. I think it's mainly just that it's so far from everyone I know, I'm just feeling a bit isolated.
Mandragoramandragora1 on September 5th, 2009 09:01 pm (UTC)
It's a beautiful part of the country - there's lots to see and do in the Peak District.

And Sheffield is a major city, with a load of shops, although your best bet may be to go to Meadowhall (am not sure how long it'd take to get there from Chesterfield).

I can understand feeling down if its miles from everyone you know, but you'll find that the locals are very friendly and welcoming and it won't take you long to make friends. When we moved there from the Midlands we were pleasantly surprised by how decent and welcoming everyone was - that was one of the best things, together with stunning scenery etc.

Best of luck - hopefully you'll find you'll really like living there. I've been in London for a very long time now, but I still miss the Peak District. Just seeing those limestone walls makes me feel happy :)
Aingeal: Aingeal name by Lozaingeal8c on September 5th, 2009 11:14 pm (UTC)
*hugs* Hope the move goes well.
Mariaria_kukalaka on September 6th, 2009 09:56 am (UTC)
Thanks!
tiki b.: DA hazetikiaceae on September 6th, 2009 07:57 am (UTC)
I am actually a morning person.

Yeah, I know! What's up with that? You always went to sleep ridiculously early and woke up ridiculously early whenever we had adult entertainment nights.
Maria: Dean - smileria_kukalaka on September 6th, 2009 09:59 am (UTC)
I like to sleep! And you're more productive in mornings, including watching stuff :p Plus I like breakfast. :D

Also my phone's stopped working (since friday, not that you or azi noticed :p ) so call/text me so my cheapy replacement phone can have your numbers.
Nikki: NH Candles & Water 2nakeisha on September 6th, 2009 08:48 am (UTC)
I'm glad to hear you got the job - congrats on that.

But yes, there was no way you could keep that kind of journey up each day. I look forward to seeing pictures of the house.

Moving is indeed very stressful ::sends destressing vibes::
Maria: chibi meria_kukalaka on September 6th, 2009 10:00 am (UTC)
Thankies.

*sits back and enjoys the destress vibes* :)
Sarahmorganmuffle on September 6th, 2009 06:23 pm (UTC)
Wow, new house! And I guess it must feel very far away from everything right now but from vague holiday memories it's a lovely area.
Mariaria_kukalaka on September 7th, 2009 10:04 am (UTC)
*hugs*

You have to come see it when you're next in the area :)
XanDutchxandutch on September 9th, 2009 03:50 pm (UTC)
They say moving house is one of the three most stressful life events...

I really didn't need to know that! *runs around in moving frazzle*

But I wanted to make sure to wish you a happy birthday for tomorrow, since I don't trust myself to remember to post tomorrow what with everything. Have a wonderful day!