Boxes...

Saturday, 27 September 2008


My life is in boxes...

I have a friend, who is frugal, tight, bossy, organised, loud and emotioness...

She came to our house yesterday with her husband after a two week holiday to Mexico feeling jet lagged, but she had already cooked dinner and washed up from the night before, done all her washing and hung it up to dry and looked fabulous in full make up and pretty clothes.  

We had no dinner prepared, washing up from days before, place a mess and nothing to offer as refreshments. Boxes all over the place and no idea how to send them for the cheapest price, safest journey and least hassle since we don't have a car.

To cut a long story short, my frugal, tight, bossy, organised, loud and emotioness friend made a plan A, B, C, D and then E, after 8 hours and a headache and a gin and tonic, we finally booked our boxes to be picked up door to door, at a third of our original quote, paid online and then found out the airline carrier was the same as the original quote anyway!!

I love my friend... she is an angel... we're happy now.

I won't be around much for the next few days, too busy, moving out on Tuesday. Have a lovely weekend x


14 comments:

Grumpy Green Old Man said...

Good luck with your move, hope all goes well for you. GGOM

Kel said...

bossy, uptight and organised -what a godsend! Ditto GGOM. Dont forget to have fun K

Frugal Trenches said...

Can you please send your friend here??

When are you moving? I'm confused, are you going to India sooner? I thought you were headed to South Africa? Sorry, after my hectic 3 weeks I'm a bit lost!!

Lizzie said...

Hiya Emmani
I want to borrow your friend too. hat company did you use for your boxes in the end?
I have found a lovely blogger template after following your advice, but I cantseem to down load it. Did you have any problems?
I suspect you might be quite a bit more techie than I am!
Lizzie

Jade of the Jungle said...

Good luck with the move!!!! xx

emmani said...

Thanks all for the luck! We've just had another busy day, family over and bossy friend too. She and her husband have gone home now... to cook us some dinner, they'll be round to pick us up when it's ready!! How wonderful friends are!

Frugal, we're going home for a few weeks, then to India when we finally get our passports back.... I can't go to s africa though Id love to, I'm hinting at Jade to make it India...then I could make it x

Lizzie I will help you with anything you need but it will be in a few days time, because i'm too stressed right now! Let me know the file type of the template i.e .xml then i'll write you some instructions...

Jack said...

Good luck with everything! And careful with those boxes...

J

http://adventuresinvoluntarysimplicity.blogspot.com/

Lizzie said...

You're a wonderful women but dont worry, I can wait. Moving continents is not to be taken lightly!
Good luck, you are doing the right thing
Lizzie

move to portugal said...

your friend sounds like my kind of woman..i think that may be how my older daughter would describe me..lol

I wish you loads and loads of luck emma..i hope them passports come through quickly x

emmani said...

Sorry Lizzie, I forgot to answer your q...

We used http://intercargo.co.uk/

Door to door UK to Bombay... 130kg for £277, in 10 days.
Virgin quoted about £650 airport to airport and the Indian shop down the road would have been £160 but he couldn't guarantee when it would get there, maybe 2 months maybe 3, maybe not at all!

It pays to have a bossy friend...

Thanks Jack and Laura x

Nikki said...

Oh, glad I got to check things before you move! All the best.

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Preethi said...

Good luck with the move!! And I could use your friend too :)

PG said...

all the best! wish i had a friend like yours too. :)