1 email, 2 text messages and 3 phone calls from the UK Government/Public House to ensure I'm following the ever changing rules in regards to my arrival in the UK from either the United Arab Emirates, Rawanda or Burundi all within the first few days of my arrival and this was after I was questioned about my movements and informed of the rules before I departed Dubai, on arrival at passports and then further questioned by police before I was able to collect my luggage. 'Why had I travelled? How was I getting to my quarantine address? Did I live with others? Did they know the rules? This was my 7th flight since March 2020 and all flights have been during lockdowns. No one has questioned me before.
Spent time blogging and catching up with video chats with our kids and grandchild as well as friends. Cooked every night enough for 3 spare portions to go in the freezer, had a bath and been in my PJs by 7.30-8pm to spend the evening in front of the TV.
I'm really pleased with my progress this week, all the boxes have been labelled as glass, living room or books. I have to unpack and carry items up and down 3 flights of stairs as there is no help available.
30 Saturday Made an effort to get quite a bit unpacked and put away today. Sadly a lot of things broken, mainly things that can't be replaced, it's annoying but our last move other than internal ones which we'll do ourselves from now on. Never had anything broken in previous moves. It snowed late afternoon but didn't stick.
31 Sunday Downstairs is unpacked, the dining room is being used as storage for the empty boxes and glass ware until my new units arrive. Today was mainly taking items up 2 floors and unpacking the last boxes to find the fittings for the units I needed to assemble prior to unpacking to save moving everything twice, but labelling that box was be too logical for most.
32 Monday Door step delivery from IKEA. Furniture assembled and put into use with immediate effect. I baked some gluten free blueberry muffins as the fruit was going soft and the eggs were near their end date.
33 Tuesday Put the washing on, changed the bedding and took the car for a drive to the test centre in Worcester for a PCR test under the International Entrant Program as requested by Public Health England on day 7/8 of my return to the UK. The rest of the day spent in the sheds sorting through things and finding new homes.
34 Wednesday Day spent on the middle floor, sorting out the bedrooms, not finished yet, but all rooms now accessible. Still a lot of things to be put away and tidied.
35 Thursday Flat packed all the boxes and loaded the car for the tip. Have someone coming to collect some boxes and some will be stored in the attic rooms in case we have to move again. I did some cleaning and rearranged a few things to make room for other things to be rearranged.
36 Friday I'm out and free and two runs to the tip with the cardboard boxes no interaction or came within 20 ms of another human. Got take away coffee, only customer in store and staff member behind plastic screen whole time. Busiest place was M&S food hall, but I was in there at 8.30am when it opened and no queues for tills. Walked Bob to the pet shop to get cat food and replace broken litter tray. Afternoon spent on the sofa watching TV, dinner and started to wade through some paperwork and invoices I need to submit for work done.
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My Sunday Photo - My winter holiday in Dubai.