Hello! Ben and I moved last Friday and the internet wasn’t connected up until today, so I’ve been trying to limit my internetting to social media through my phone and otherwise keeping myself entertained without being online. It was so hard. We both got bored; it got to the point that I searched for our tv cable to see if I could hook it up. Thankfully for our sanity the cable we had wasn’t the right one, or I’d have started watching Big Brother and Ben would have had to kill me. I would’ve understood. Hell, I’d probably have done the same thing to him. I have to try and organise the boxes and tidy up a bit before I can take photos of the place full of furniture, but that will probably be over the weekend. In the mean time you get to see the photos I took while it was still empty.
So this is our new place. We’re unit 1, so we have the front half of the bottom floor; my new computer desk is on the other side of those big windows.
This is from the lounge room, which shows the tiny little kitchen. We had to put the fridge on that wall next to the phone for the door buzzer which doesn’t work. You can also see the little dining nook and the weird light fittings that hopefully we’re going to change soon.
This is the bedroom. These photos makes it look tiny, but it’s actually huge, just with a weird layout. Both rooms are pretty dang big, really, but this one looks so much bigger with furniture in it. Scout tried to climb up the fireplace the day we moved in, so that got blocked quick smart. I thought it was blocked up, but we can hear the wind whistling down the chimney, so we put an old whiteboard over the opening and have it held in place by the top of the bed. The bed fits perfectly along that textured part of the wall, so it works quite well, really.
The bathroom is probably my least favourite part of the place, asthetically. It’s so brown. The tiny cabinet, the cream toilet and bath, with the beigey brown tiles and the brown glass shower screen makes it ridiculously dated. It’s big too, our last bathroom was smaller than this one, but it’s just so brown. Ben is happy because even though the bath is pretty small it’s deep enough that he can still kinda fit in it. He agrees that it’s an ugly bathroom, though.
I didn’t realise this earlier, but I just wanted to say sorry about all the wonky angles of the walls and all that, I took these photos quickly the day we signed the lease so I could notice anything to put on the condition report. I will make good use of my tripod’s spirit level so hopefully the place doesn’t look as wonky when I take proper photos of the place. I still think that there are a number of strange angles in the house that even a level isn’t going to help.
So that’s the place. I love the big windows (Ben doesn’t like that we’re on street level so people walking past can look in our house; I don’t care), the double glazing on the windows makes living right under the flight path not too bad, and we have an air conditioner unit in each of the main rooms. Summer is going to be glorious; at the moment I am enjoying that the bedroom aircon blows right on my computer desk, because it’s freezing in here and I need the heater. We’re super close to the train station, but on a nice wide quiet street, and there’s a good supermarket nearby. We’re one stop away from Newtown, Petersham is a short walk away and Marrickville is a quick bus ride away. It’s really well positioned, and I’m looking forward to settling in properly and making it our own. Now I just have to find a good place to take self portraits around here.