Friday, June 25, 2010
We go sub-50 days until we fly to Singapore. Wow, it's really getting close. Our belongings are being shipped in exactly two weeks which is also pretty scary! It's all booked, just a small matter of paying for it now. Must give the relo company a ring with a card number (preferabley someone elses!). Starting to get to the point where we're feeling like it's a bit out of control I think.
Our new tenant popped round yesterday to see if she wants to buy anything from us. No, in short, aprt from our living room mirror. So now we really have to get our skates on to clear out before we leave! She seemed very nice though and the kids got on like a house on fire. Although we seemed apprehensive to her about letting, I get the impression she's seen it all before and was very relaxed which is a relief. Hopefully it will be a trouble free relationship.
Monday, June 21, 2010
At some point in the near future I should be able to access 1Gbps speeds. By 2012 95% of the island (yes an entire country) will have coverage. And it's already ahead of schedule. Impressive stuff. I wonder how that would work in the UK? Well, I don't really because it wouldn't. And won't for the foreseeable I should imagine as the current Government has got other things on their plate without having to worry about that sort of expense. I can see coming back to the UK being frustratingly slow when it comes to get online in the future. Let alone wanting to carry on doing everything I got used to doing in Singapore. However, the exciting bit is actually being in a position to experience that in the first place!
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Meanwhile, more 'stuff' has been floating out of the door whether sold or for free. And there's still a lot left! Anyway, the relocation company is now booked for 8 July and that really is D-Day for anything we want to send out there. By the same token, anything left afterwards is either coming on the plane with us or IT HAS TO GO!! Which reminds me, I must find out if we absolutely have to have relo insurance. As it stands, using the companies own insurance, we'll have to pay around £250. Now, that's a lot of money and we aren't taking anything that's worth that sort of money. So what's the point? Well, obviously it's an easy way for the relo company to make a few bob extra but to be honest I could do without that extra expense. Most of what we'd want insured is not replaceable (i.e. wedding glassware), and we might as well save that insurance money and just buy nice new one's if they're smashed. Hmmmmm.....
And at around the time our effects are shipped, we should find out where we are living. That's the exciting bit. Hoping that as we're the only family being 'shipped' out this year (from the UK anyway), that they'll have no trouble finding us a nice big appartment! They have sent details of the kind of thing we can expect and they look very, very nice. Fingers crossed!
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
The Straits Times
Still lots to get through and indeed rather than writing this blog I should be emailing the relo company with questions I need answering. Nothing desperate but it needs doing and answers need obtaining. You can't believe how much space is taken up with seemingly small amounts of goods that need shipping but, we've managed 137 cubic feet with no trouble at all. Now, I know that's not much as far as container ships go but it costing £1060 and we're barely taking anything. thank goodness the school's paying!
Monday, June 7, 2010
We are now advertsing our wares on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn via our status updates. Amazing how many people you can reach these days! Had a few responses from FB which is a good start. That reminds me. Must update my status. Hey, it's not an interesting status but it's the only one I've got at the moment!
The house is starting to look more and more bare as the days go on which is quite weird. However, looking at it logically, it should probably look a site more bare considering the lack of time we have in front of us before we depart! Sure we'll get there. Now, where's that number for the Car Boot Sale?
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
More clearing of the house while the kids are in nursery and T is on half term hols. Its never ending! Another dump trip plus numerous listings on Ebay, Netmums and Freecycle. Also been organising stuff for a car boot sale but think that's going to be done after we've had everything shipped. Give us a better idea of what's left. Which will probably be quite a lot! It's all gotta go at some point!