31 Days gone wrong

Well it looks that my 31 days challenge has taken a major drawback since I haven’t blogged since Friday, October 18th, pretty much two weeks ago. So what exactly has happened: Well nothing too crazy or too fancy. On the 18th we left to spend a weekend in Aachen, Germany, to make some pre-move purchases and my sore throat developed into a much more serious one. We had booked a hotel to stay overnight and we all ended up in bed with the kids and sleeping at 7.30 p.m. that night. We came back on Sunday and really got ourselves in preparing our move. My week then included packing boxes, selling stuff we are not taking along, a two day return trip to my parent’s home south of Paris to supervise the pick-up of stuff that is coming with us to Spain, and my sore throat that wasn’t getting any better. Upon my return on Thursday and after spending 5 days taking paracetamol (can’t take much more since I am breastfeeding), I finally took it to the doctor who diagnosed a full angina and put me on antibiotics.

The following weekend was spent packing boxes, before 6 movers stormed our house on Monday morning, packing like crazy and loading a truck the following day. Wednesday was spent on having renovations work done and yesterday on the final cleanup before the “expert géomètre”, a typical Belgian professional came by to get the keys back and to tell us how much more they would keep from our guarantee for nitty gritty stuff to fix.

Here are a few during and after shots of our move.

Emerald Green Interiors Move 1Emerald Green Interiors Move 2

Everything has been packed and wrapped like you wouldn’t believe it. If anything arrives broken then I really don’t undertand how it could happen.

Emerald Green Interiors Move 3

Here my beautiful living room nook is empty again. I will miss this beautiful apartment, it’s oak floors and the light that came through all the windows even on grey and rainy days.

I apologize for the absence but there was simply too much going on these past days. We have arrived in Madrid late this afternoon and will get the keys to our new place tomorrow. Can’t wait to see how it looks empty before the movers arrive with all our belongings on Tuesday. And then you’ll get to see plenty of posts on the house and its decor.

I wish you a lovely weekend!


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  • Bonsoir Corinne,
    Je te souhaite un bon départ à Madrid!
    Grosses bises

    • Merci beaucoup Elodie! Vis ma vie d’expat la suite, et un nouveau départ avec de nouveaux challenges et choses à découvrir.ReplyCancel

  • Ilaria Fatone

    Move … That’s one of the worst word I will remember about 2013. Looking at your pictures, it reminds me what I went through this summer when we left our beloved apartment (and Paris) to move to Southern France. Good luck for the next step and stay in touch on BYW 🙂ReplyCancel