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17th March 2020

Texted Dave this morning to ask if he’s coming and to tell his wife, Carol, (our estate agent) that there is some mail for the previous owners. I say that I can either give it to Dave to give her or drop it into the...

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16th March 2020

I may not have mentioned the boiler room – it’s very large and has staging all round. The toys we’ve brought down for kids to play with have gone in there as has the new bedding and the old stuff we’ve brought from the flat....

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15th March 2020

It’s warmer today, thank goodness. Ok to be outside and in, without a coat on. Mike starts to empty the van and I take 4 bags and boxes of crockery, cutlery and other kitchen/dining room stuff upstairs. We bought all the furniture from the previous...

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14th March 2020

Downstairs is very cold, only the bedrooms and bathroom heated, the main area which was the garage is bitter. It has a stone floor and double glazed patio doors with an electronic shutter outside but there is a gap between the door and the shutter...

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13th March 2020 – Jersey

We woke up just before the alarm, car was packed except for the contents of the fridge, when Mike’s phone rang. It was Catherine, the course leader in Paris. ‘Have you left yet?’ she asked. ‘No,’ said Mike cautiously. ‘Oh good,’ she was quite breathless,...

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