There have been men at work everywhere this week. On frigid mornings, on wet and miserable days, they’ve been out there, in hi-viz jackets and hard hats, shifting mounds of sodden earth with diggers and bulldozers, clambering into water-filled trenches, setting up road cones and directing traffic to keep the rest of us safe.
We women worked, ferrying the lighter items - chairs, pictures, domestic appliances, mats, and books - while the men portered the heavy and awkward items.
Most remarkably, they moved a beautiful but hulking Indian cabinet over two metres high. It took the combined strength, ingenuity, and teamwork of four of them to coax and nudge and drag the thing through one doorway, down a set of steps, up the road for a hundred metres, then up another set of steps and through two more doorways before restoring it to an upright position in its new home.