Here are my top Lessons Learned:
- Pack everything REALLY well. My removal men were great but they still manhandled things brutally. Don't assume those miniature cases with the dodgy handles won't crack open and spill their lovingly painted contents all over the removal van's floor. Because mine did.
- Don't ever trust anything an estate agent says. They are agents indeed, but of The Devil and Father of Lies. When they tell you they'll have the keys for the mailbox ready (which you requested two weeks ago) they actually mean is that they won't be able to pull their finger out and get it sorted.
- All UK Council-run parking services are run by shambolic halfwits who take no responsibility for anything. The UK needs to save money by slashing the deficit. Start by sacking the chimps' teaparty in charge of parking.