30 Final Days of Bangladesh – Day 1

Today we started packing stuff.

The piles of 'must go' begins...

The piles of ‘must go’ begins…

We’ve already sent several bags of books and things off with others who have visited over the last few months from the UK. Now we’re down to two kinds of packing: What we are shipping in barrels and will take a long time to reach us; and what we want to take in cases back with us directly.


Somethings are staying or being sold – such as the harmonium above – others are going with us like our old Bangla-language training books balanced on the case there.

Then there’s the kids’ old stuff:


The difficulty is knowing what to throw because they’ve outgrown it and what to keep because otherwise it is like throwing away their childhood.

And then just what do you do with a room like this?

???????????????????????????????Thing I has more tidying to do before we can even think of packing her stuff!




About D K Powell

British freelance journalist, author, writer, editor, musician, educational consultant. I lived with Wifey, Thing I (daughter) & Thing II (son) in Bangladesh for 5-6 years working for an NGO called LAMB. Wifey led the Hospital Rehab department and I used to teach O levels at the school before going full-time as a freelance writer in 2013. Now we're back in the UK learning how to be British again. When not writing or editing, I'm busy trying to complete a Masters degree in Intercultural relations in Asian Contexts and reading way too many books at once. I also drink tea - lots of it.
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2 Responses to 30 Final Days of Bangladesh – Day 1

  1. i’ve always said that moving is the best test of a marriage. you’ve done good things. best of luck.


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