Well, we are home. It was chaos and still is but it's great to be back. Moving in day started with the removalists turning up an hour before they were supposed to but they were fine about it and filled in their time until we arrived by having a snooze. Then it was collectively decided that it wouldn't be a good idea to use the front entrance as the wooden floors had only been finished the previous day, so everything was put into the garage, lower level and kitchen. The very large and heavy kitchen table had to be left on the drive and moved later by me, Stos, Bob and Sparkie Dave; up stairs and over balustrades, all the while trying not to hit the walls or glass roof. Also, there was no time to clean, so we are trying simultaneously to unpack, clean and put furniture in the right places. Exhausting! The best news all week has been that the house guests don't arrive until 31/12 and not today as expected so there's a bit more time to get the place into some semblance of order.
It's still a bit messy around here so I won't put any photos of the house up today but here's a very cute pic of the girls who are still getting used to the new surrounds.