Christmas is cancelled

Ok, so not exactly cancelled but our plans to have a nice Christmas lunch in our new home have failed. No gas until February means we are going to use bottled gas for heating – and cooking but the drainage guy has let us down the most.

In Ukraine you can only carry out drainage work in the street if you are licensed and its basically a cartel. So, the companies cherry pick their jobs and charge what they want. Ours is difficult to get hold of and basically does not want the work… it’s all too much effort for not a lot of money.

So, we will move into the house in late January – and enjoy Christmas at a restaurant. A shame but we have achieved so much this year – and that has largely been down to my tenacious wife.


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