Saturday, May 22, 2010

Flat hunting

Today i've been flat hunting. i'm moving in with my very good friend and partner in crime She Who Must Not Be Named. If you've been reading for a while you'll have heard her mentioned before because we pretty much do everything together. i nicknamed her this for the purpose of the blog because a) we have a mutual love for all things Harry Potter and b) she hates having her photo taken or any mention of her true identity in internet land. How she will cope with me and my picture taking/blog writing ways full time remains to be seen.

Anyways, flat hunting is a whole new experience to me because the only time i've lived away from home the accommodation was either already pre-arranged for me, or i was travelling about staying in hostels and such. i've also never lived near my family without actually living with them. i've either been in another county, like 3+ hours away or in another country. So it's going to be weird popping in to mum's for dinner or whatever. i know i am going to miss her a lot.

i thought i was going to hate the flat hunting game, but i immediately went into full on organisation mode and it's been fun looking around places. We found one today that we've decided on but we have to wait until Monday to speak to the letting agent, so keep your fingers crossed that it all runs smoothly for us!

i know that people say you shouldn't move in with friends, but we have both thought this through a lot. i think we are both so aware that it could ruin our friendship, that we will do everything we can to make it work. We care too much about each other & wouldn't be going into this if we thought it would be a disaster! We both like our own space (and know each other well enough to sense when the other needs space), we are both easy going, plus we have our own social lives outside our mutual circle so we will be out of each other's way enough. It's going to be so fun and we are super excited about making plans for the summer. We will be right in town, close to pubs, bars, live music venues, shops and walking distance to my friends and the seafront! Something i have been dreaming of for a long time. i am so so so excited for this new adventure!!

This morning in between viewings we stopped for brunch in an American Diner (which will be right down the street from our new place, if we get it!).

I had milkshake and pancakes. nom nom.

It's been such beautiful weather today too, i hope it lasts forever! We stopped by the seafront to meet up with some friends and it was packed. So great to see so many people outside. i hope your Saturday has been as exciting as mine!


Anonymous said...

Screw what they say about moving in with friends. Do what feels right in your heart, and it will work out. When I first moved out of my parents house, I moved in with my boyfriend (now hubby) sister & best friend 8 hours from home! It was quit an experience. Memories were made that will last a lifetime! I hope all goes well with your moving plans!

Sian said...

Good Luck!

Tatanky said...

Hi Alexa ! Good luck with your flat hunting. Thank you , you made me remeber when I flat hunted too in Brighton ! It was fun. I live in Mexico but 10 years ago I lived in Brighton for three wonderful years :D

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