Tuesday, 6 October 2015

UNPACKED

A few days ago I was able to move into a flat and finally unpack after living out of my suitcases for the past 9 weeks.  Relief is a huge understatement.  Never before have I appreciated having a towel rack to hang my bath towel or hangers to hang my clothes up in my wardrobe.

The flat is a 2 bed/2 bath so I get my own bathroom.  The room itself is smaller than any room I have lived in in Sydney but decently sized by London standards.  There is a TINY built-in wardrobe, a bed, a chest of drawers and shelves.  There is no way I could have lived like this in Sydney but having almost nothing in terms of material possessions in London, the storage in the room is more than enough.


The bathroom is absolutely huge, even by Sydney standards.  I love the mirrors, the generous benchtop space, the stone tiles and the heated towel rack.  


I bought myself this acrylic makeup storage from MUJI as a little housewarming present to myself.


The flat is in a gated area with concierge (who signs for all packages and I just pick them up whenever).  There is also a Virgin Active in the complex so when I start earning pounds I will probably sign up.  I really would have no excuse not to go to the gym given it would take me 20 seconds to get there.

I've moved to an area called Angel which is about 4km north of the main financial hub in the city where I will (hopefully) likely be working.  I should be able to walk to work in 35 mins or so.  The closest tube station is a 7 minute walk down the road.  Being so close to the city also means buses are aplenty (and much cheaper at £1.50/ride instead of roughly £3 for a trip on the tube).


Angel itself is buzzing with activity.  There are 2 supermarkets within a 30 second walk from my flat.  There's a multitude of shops - H&M, GAP, French Connection, Marks & Spencer, Accessorize, MUJI, Reiss, Boots, Argos (which is a department store on crack).  There's a few cinemas, I think 5 supermarkets in total, markets on the weekend, and a ridiculous number of cafes, bars, pubs, and restaurants.

14 comments:

  1. looks/sounds incredible! A much better living environment for you. And good luck with the job hunt (although am sure you wont need it!)
    I WANT that makeup storage thingy, I wonder if Muji in Aus has them?

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    1. I'm almost positive I saw them in Muji when they first opened at Galeries Vic. Defs give it a go :)

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  2. Kay! This looks like exactly what you needed! I'm so happy you found a place that really looks like it suits your needs. Who needs a big bedroom, you can just invite people over to hang out in your bathroom, it's huge!

    Onwards and upwards to a job now! x

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    1. Thankyou so much for your constant support Court. Muchos gracias and much love xx

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  3. Well done! Looks like a great place for you, sounds so nice and close to everything! Glad you managed to find something you like :)

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    1. It really does tick so many boxes so I'm thrilled and so happy

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  4. How exciting yet a bit scary to be living where you've never lived! How did you decide what to bring or not bring? I'm getting to that next step and my new room is tiny too!

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    1. Well I was lucky because I was restricted to a 30kg limit as per my Emirates flights so I used that benchmark to work out how much to take. In terms of WHAT to take, I barely took any summer clothes and basically no homewares. Homewares take up way too much suitcase space and can be easily purchased on the other end.

      Where are you moving to? Good luck!!

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  5. I'm so happy for you, finally settling into a cute place. I have major bathroom envy, looks so luxurious. Sounds like you're in a great area too! Gotta go back down your posts now because it looks like I missed a whole bunch of stuff! xx

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  6. I love your new place and also that your lovely shoes have found such a fabulous home in London.

    SSG xxx

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  7. So exciting. So glad to see you are settling in. Argos is great!! Oh I miss Boots. I miss England full stop. Keep posting your great adventures =)
    Ps. is probably better you only took over 30kgs, cos you are going to be buying heaps more and better stuff from there.

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  8. Your new home in London looks amazing, it must be a relief not to be living out of suitcases. I cannot wait to read about your adventures in Europe.

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  9. It looks lovely, Kay! So happy you're in your new home xx

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