If you make your tortuous way past the lethal roof rack on the left, and the teetering piles of packing boxes on the right (banana boxes are just great since they come complete with lids), you will reach a heap of stuff intended for one last car boot sale which I am not sure we will in fact achieve this year.
And beyond that, in the dark recesses of the cobwebby garage, is a daunting jumble of houses, large cardboard boxes, uniboxes and other plastic containers, most of which have been nestling there for about ten years now. For anyone worried about the state of the houses - I can assure you that the delicate ones are packed in the boxes, the ones balancing on top are a)very robust and b) needed major attention anyway.
The houses, and all my other miniature items, were rushed into the garage ten years ago, when we urgently needed the room that housed them, and I haven't really seen them since. Partly because I was too scared to see if they had suffered any damage. However it looks as if they are mostly fine, just very dirty. Sadly I can't really remember what is in the packed boxes so my idea of them being shipped straight across to the museum room in Bavorov on 5th October won't work.
My son was recently explaining to his wife just what trying to move stuff in my house at the moment actually entails....."it's like those little plastic puzzles" he said, "the ones where you move the pieces around to get things in the right place. One tile is missing so that you have a space to move the other tiles. The only problem " he continued "is that in her house the space is missing.....". Oh how true!
However we have now chucked out the dying freezer, thus achieving a tile space, and work continues. Not exactly apace, but at least there is movement.
Meanwhile, in another
country.......but that's for the next blog. I hope to see you again soon - there should then be some photos of the work in progress in the museum room, which those of you with me on my journey will remember looked rather brown and dismal when I left Bavorov at the end of July.
Thank you for following me so far and please send lots of positive thoughts for the next three weeks! I know there is a goddess of carparking - I am hoping there is one covering packing and moving as well.......