The Leather-Headers

Well, it’s been a while… so thought I would update on what has been going on recently. At the end of September we moved into a new flat in Leatherhead, Surrey. Things have been busy trying to sort it all out and arrange things (it’s something I, organisation queen, like doing though so can’t complain). We went on a big shop to Ikea, (gotta love it), and bought some things that our last place didn’t have like a bookcase, table and chairs, and more pots and pans etc. I know everyone makes fun of the flat-packs from Ikea and the fact that the instructions are illegible, but it is so true! Mike and I spent one loooong evening trying to put it all together, having to dissemble the chairs several times as certain parts had to go in certain places. Good times.

We have ordered a sofa and for some reason unknown to us it takes 8-9 weeks for delivery?! Do they hand-make them?! So, until then we are sat on a spare duvet in the loving room. My parents are visiting on Saturday though with their big beanbag for us that we have been allowed to borrow until the sofa arrives- bless them!

I am looking forward to seeing my mum, dad and meg as last time I saw them was the weekend of Emma’s wedding. It was all quite whirlwind though, for obvious reasons, so will be nice to have a fairly relaxed visit with them and we can show them the flat, the party town that is Leatherhead and where I work etc. David and Gemma should be heading over too which will be good, we can talk weddings as it is getting so much closer for them now- so excited! We will see Emma and Mark at Christmas as they are coming over for the wedding and hope to see Rachel and Ryan at some point. It’s weird not knowing when you will see your siblings (the ones that live abroad anyway), but am so proud of them for setting up a totally different life. I only moved 300 miles south when I got married and I thought that took a lot of getting used to- never mind being in a totally different country and culture but they are getting on with things fine and it really impresses me.

As we have moved to a different area of Surrey we will be in a new ward- Epsom. It’s in the Crawley Stake. When I was living up north and if I ever met any one at dances from Crawley, I always used to think that’s soooo far down south and miles away! Well, now I know! It’s a nice area to live in though so I don’t mind and so far seems all good with the ward. This time we are in a ward with a building- bonus lol.

I am fully back in my ‘old-new’ job now. It doesn’t feel like I have been away! That’s quite sad isn’t it?! But probably a good thing that I settled right back into it. It is so good living a 15 minute walk away from work- and with our ‘trendy’ low-down bed, I literally can roll right out of bed and walk to work. Mike is getting back into the Uni thing and sounds like he has lots of modules that he will enjoy. It’s the final year though and I know he would rather be getting on and working but it’s not long to go now and he is on the last leg. Really proud of my hunky hubbs, he is such a hard worker and manages some of the wifely duties well too- he has the dinner on the table when I’m back from work, laundry done and the bed made 🙂

Well, I have kind of been wittering a bit so will leave it for now. We are going on a Urie Family holiday on Monday to sunny Dubai- actually so excited! Mike keeps on checking on the weather on his iphone and is always like ‘London: 12 degrees, Dubai: 37 degrees’. Going to be scorching, but we are hoping to do some pretty cool things like a desert safari and visit a mosque and the world biggest shopping mall! Will update you with those adventures when we are back… x

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