Posted by: englishdubai | June 26, 2006

Leaving on a jet plane

All my bags are packed, I am ready to go – or so the song goes.

The weekend has been busy as I have offloaded as many things are possible to my nearest and dearest and did the last bit of DIY in the flat (not all of it planned).

I have been amazed at how much I have been able to accumulate in five years in my UK flat.
I think the thing that shocked me most was the sheer amount of clothes I have got. Despite giving away three huge black bags of clothes – packing three suitcases and the removal men filling 4 “wardrobe cartons” why is it so difficult to find something to wear? The lesson here for me is two fold – less is more and quality over quantity.

This morning three chaps from the removal company turned up and have neatly boxed up my worldly possessions in a matter of hours. I was really impressed especially the way they have put my sofa in what I can only describe as the world’s biggest jiffy bag. The container arrives tomorrow so the nice chaps will be back to load that up and finish up the last bit of packing.

With that done I will drop my car off and spend a quiet evening with some close friends before heading to Heathrow.

Dubai here I come T minus 48 hours.


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