Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Reason for the delay – Christmas came early

All those good intentions of writing yesterday came to naught when the Pickfords truck arrived at 1pm instead of the advised 5.30pm.  Fortunately we hadn’t gone out and were present to take delivery of our fourteen UK boxes.

The boxes are looking considerably more “worn” than when we last saw them in Manchester.


Our plans of unpacking the following day were set aside and with the afternoon free we promptly got to work unpacking.   I knew the two large boxes contained the Kipor generator and the Engel freezer but discovering the contents of the remaining boxes was a pleasure.  Particularly now our wardrobe has increased. Smile  We had purchased ten AS/NZ style 3 pin plugs for the appliances however we’ll need another nine plugs after incorrectly calculating the number of appliances we had purchased.

Breakages have been relatively minor.  The two crockery side plates with colourful canal scenes on them are smashed.  That would be my failure to adequately wrap them.  The securing bracket on one earmuff of the TV wireless remote stereo headphones has broken and Jan’s Aldi bread maker has a broken plastic foot.  It took me some time to work out how the clever Chinese had assembled it, but I got there in the end.


I’ll need to visit the hardware store for some Araldite to glue the foot back in place and fix the headphones.  Whilst there I’ll buy another ten 3 pin plugs.


Judith Emery said...

Bet it's like Christmas not knowing which box to open next! Can't believe all that came off Waiouru. Have fun finding a home for it all.
Judith nb Serena.

Tom and Jan said...

Judith, we had a magic wardrobe on Waiouru! :-)