Well, we're in and slowly getting sorted out. Superficially, the downstairs is all squared away and most of what's left to unpack is hidden in the study and will be dealt with slowly over the next few weeks.
We got the kitchen wall painted with only about 30 minutes to spare before the fridge and freezer arrived to stand against it (phew!) and we've got one or two other jobs done around the place. There's still a lot to do and we're coming to the conclusion that things we were hoping to put off for a while will probably have to be done sooner but a nice (not so) little bonus from work should cover any expense.
As for moving day, we started loading the first car at about 9.00 on Saturday morning and finished unloading the van and three cars by 3.00 that afternoon. My family and a friend of L's helped us do it and it was a mammoth effort all round.
We're handing the keys to the Finchley flat back tomorrow so then we will officially have left London for our new life in the Home Counties.