I am pleased to report that we are finally in Munich…And so a new chapter begins!
We have been here for almost 3 weeks, and it’s taken that long to get some of the basics sorted (like an Internet connection for instance!!…). Gradually though the boxes are disappearing, and we are slowly beginning to get a clearer picture of our new lives here. Most importantly, this chunky Bavarian house is beginning to feel like home.
The move from Copenhagen went relatively smoothly. We were sent two burly removal men who started work at 9am and worked very hard reducing the contents of the house into a mysterious foam wrapped box-city. They did a sterling job and worked silently, (apart from the odd grumble about how much stuff we had) but once fed and watered their mood was buoyed, and the last box was loaded at 10.30pm!! I wanted to point out that it would have perhaps been much easier for them had they sent more men, but as I had actually left Denmark before they finished, I didn’t manage to, which was probably just as well as it’s never a good idea to upset people who are temporary guardians of some of your most precious possessions!
We spent the intervening weeks in the US for a family wedding, which was concluded by a trip to New York (one of our favourite places) on the way home. However, this Big Apple trip was sliced in half thanks to a rather unseasonal snow storm (which also meant we didn’t have time to catch up with a friend – next time, promise!), but it felt like we packed in a weeks worth of stuff into one day nonetheless! As it was Halloween, we even somehow managed to join the locals with some impromptu trick or treating NYC style, which the kids adored! We then flew home where we had a morning to bid a fond farewell to my family, before venturing on to our brand new country…
I am happy to report that all in all first impressions are very favourable! The Bavarians seem warm, friendly and smiley which is most welcome!
On moving in day, a neighbour presented us with a box of salt and half a loaf of bread, a traditional house-warming gift symbolising luck and money! I haven’t found any money yet, but the luck is apparent, and I can’t wait to get out and explore Munich properly. I will report back soon….