With over 30 trips to the USA in recent years this was the first with the whole gang. Oh my, what have I done? Actually, it wasn't that bad, except that the boys slept enough on the plane to keep us up all through the first night in the hotel. Duh!
H waiting at Heathrow for BA049 - the boys did good at the whole airport & security thing
The nearly empty dinning room at cross oak road on the last Friday evening
The look-out-post cleared of toys
Where we're off to houses older than my children are said to be 'old', houses older than me appear to be ancient.
Keen eyed spotters will notice the Eucalyptus is doing well too.
One house, many boxes and, thanks to Paul, a tidy garden too.
The crossed out items on the to-do list finally outnumber the todo's!
Day 2: "Mission control, we have a problem, I think you may have packed my socks".
Then again, most of them come courtesy of BA , one of the ' benefits' of traveling so much - or so I'm told, so buying some new ones might be a good idea.
I hope James doesn't notice I'm sockless when we meet for a beer later, worse that Magoos turns out to have a 'smart casual sock' dress code.
flickr A mad mad day today sorting stuff out before the packers arrive. Been too busy to take piccy's - which was a shame because there was loads going on. Instead, I grabbed this image of our magwall, now devoid of interesting stuff with just the essentials remaining.
Bart also thinks this moving lark is way outside the comfort zone, but then we're not off to Strasbourg .
Note: This post was updated on 2020-12-29 to remove broken links
"When I was a lad we had to share our shoes".
Does this make me a bad father?
The little ones went to Mead Open Farm with some of their friends today for some fun before we up sticks and fly.
Early morning view of Braunston .
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flickr Following the success of the Thames Booze Cruise we embarked on a lazy jaunt along the Oxford Canal to Braunston and back.flickr The section around Newbold was straightened in the 1820s - resulting in these lovely iron bridges to carry the tow path over the dead ends that remain of the original contour canal. flickr