We’ve Arrived!

A lengthy and daunting task moving back, but WE DID IT! We escaped the clutches of England and moved back to our hometown. Read more about our journey and struggles with our move here!

We made it, we are now finally back in Wales! We are glad to be back but I must admit we didn’t enjoy the move – So much to do and it knackered everybody out.

We woke up at 6am ready for the busy day ahead. I grumbled as he turned the light on. I wasn’t ready to haul my ass out of bed that early but it had to be done. Liam’s Dad showed up at 10 to 7 because they had to go and collect the van. The children we’re still asleep so I managed to do last-minute packing upstairs whilst they were flat out.

That’s when the fun began. It was time to load everything in the van.

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While I looked after Aurora and Kiiara, the ‘men’ were lugging the sofa, washing machine, fridge and every other big piece of furniture that needed to be taken out to the van.

Aurora was so behaved while they were progressing ahead with the move. Kiiara on the other hand was a grumpy little moo.

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It took around 4 and a half hours to pack it all up ready to leave. I got a phone call off the estate agents in Liverpool wanting the keys back by 4 o’clock, and we had to bring them to the office.

That didn’t help our situation as we now had a time limit, and they weren’t very friendly about it either. (I guess they’re friendly if they know they’re going to get money from you, but move out and they’re free to show their true colours). We didn’t know what time we would pack everything up by.

Things took an unexpected turn. The landlord showed up at the house informing us that he was moving back in, and he wanted to move his stuff in. Luckily we were able to just give him the keys.

The estate agents weren’t too happy about him moving back in as they had viewings arranged, but they couldn’t say much as it was the landlord moving into his own property.

We finally left Liverpool at 10 past 2 to journey an hour and a half to the new place. WE WERE BACK IN WALES!

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We met with the new estate agent to hand over the tenancy agreement and to receive our keys. It was the first time seeing the new place after it had been done up, and I can honestly say we like it!

After unloading the car of the little bits we had in there, It was time to start unloading the van whilst me and Liam’s Sister Lisa helped putting things away.

It was difficult attempting to get things done when Kiiara wouldn’t settle. Lisa and I had to take it in turns to move things whilst look after the children. After I settled Kiiara from her screaming fit, Lisa took over with the children and I called my Mum and Sister to come and give us a hand as well.

It took them around 6 hours to unload the van, and it also began to rain as soon as the heavier items needed taking up. Liam and his Dad had trouble getting the washing machine up some stairs, so we are hoping that with an extra two pairs of hands we can finally get it in our property.

It was a total nightmare yesterday and we still have loads to unpack but the main thing is we are finally back where we belong.

We will just have to take one step at a time now to make this place a home. I’m sure we will get there eventually. I must admit it’s nice to be around family and friends again. Let the fun times begin!


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Author: Zoe

Hi! I'm Zoe Williams. I am a mum of 4 children and I am in a happy relationship with my partner Liam. I like reading, writing and various other activities. I like spending time with the kids and now I am here to blog about it.

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