Step One: Take train to Amsterdam, where you will board ship to the UK.
Edit: Said train derails (or maybe something less dramatic), leaving us stranded in Oberhausen, no where near Amsterdam.
Step Two: Totally screwed. This ship won't wait for our little party of four. Unless some really really kind woman who works for D-BAHN decides at the last minute to voucher us a taxi to Arnheim, where we can catch a train to Amsterdam and catch the ship 


And so began our voyage overseas. OK, just the North Sea, but you catch my drift. 

After 30 hours of travelling we arrived in Old Deer, Scotland, where we rested our weary heads until the morning when we picked up our house keys. Lack of heating, cut telephone wires, and a dancing washing machine later, we're somewhat settled. Meaning only that there is only 77 and a half boxes still to go through, as opposed to the gazillion we started out with. 
One train ride and two packs of bubble gum later, Claudia is a pro! I, likely, just have cavities.
And ... We're home!
8/3/2013 12:14:31 am

Hi Tara, glad to here you made it. Has your furniture arrived? When do the girls start school?

8/3/2013 12:33:07 am

I feel like I have rich girl problems where we don't have enough furniture for the house! The girl's rooms are a bed and light fixture, it's creepy.
They started on Monday. Claudia is in regulation clothes, she looks like a little prisoner. It's too cute.

8/3/2013 02:24:08 am

Love love love the photos!!!!!!!! Can't wait to be sitting on those steps myself!!

12/3/2013 03:26:57 am

I can't either!

9/3/2013 08:53:07 am

Yay!! I'm glad you're mostly settled, I can't believe you're in Scotland. I want to see more pictures (especially of Claudia in her uniform) and hear more stories! And how did baby do with the big move?

12/3/2013 03:25:21 am

I think the baby did well, though I have to wait forever before I have a check up. Everything here is slow, slow, slow.
Claudia looks super cute! I'll post some!
Are you going to come out before Charlotte's 2nd birthday? You really should!

20/3/2013 06:01:02 am

Ellie looks so happy. It must be nice to be able to just walk out the door to your own playyard.


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