Sunday 16 September 2012

In My Absence

Holy guacamole, I've been busy.

What have I been doing?

I moved house. I am now the proud tenant of a very tiny bedsit, which despite it turning out to have many flaws (of which we shall explore in further posts), is all mine.

What you see below is my spacious, open plan kitchen. And when I say spacious, you know I really mean it literally has no cupboards or a pantry.

(These pics are how the place was the day I moved in. I've since changed things around a bit.)

*My orange benchtop brings all the boys to the yard, and they're like...Wtf is that?*

I can't help but feel that when the last tenant left the cow door stopper she was quietly glad to be rid of the creepy little thing

I may have mentioned previously, the last tenant was kind enough to leave the flat fully furnished. I took over responsibility of the furniture and thank goodness I could get rid of some of it, because alot was broken. Drawers without casters, a smashed glass door in the buffet, no biggie. Especially since I didnt have to pay a cent for it. But there were some real doozies.

The sight you are beholding in the second pic is of my sweeping, airy loungeroom. I say airy, because its not really sealed. I put on a candle the other day and the wind blew it out from outside.

That's my little flat! Tiny, tiny, tiny.

I have an outdoor toilet. You read correctly.

Calm down, it's not one of those drop pits you may have witnessed on long bushwalks or Scout camps.

But it does have a ridiculously cold concrete floor, and sometimes in the mornings I roll around in bed trying to ignore my screaming bladder because its so cold, and I look furtively around the room at all vessels big enough to hold my pee before finally deciding that is disgusting, giving up and doing that weird GOTTA PEE hobble/hop to the bathroom.

I'm classy like that.

Also, my place came free with a hideous shower curtain.

Living solo is a new challenge. Turns out, cooking for one is a whole lot of effort. You know whats easier? Eating hommus and cheese at 9pm in your undies watching Gossip Girl. Uh.... not that I would know what that's like. I was purely speculating.

Also, in a case of last person EVER to jump on the bandwagon, I have started watching Gossip Girl. Oh no, not at the most recent season with all of you with foxtel, but I have been renting the seasons from my local Ye Olde Video Ezy. How reminiscent, how hipster.

The reason for this is that the antenna at my abode is..atrocious. Not quite sure that the issue is there, but I can only get reception for Channel 28. I am exceptionally up to date on Russian news, despite my lack of comprehension on what the dickens its all about. I've also seen enough world movies (aka thinly veiled dirty flicks) to last me a while.

So Gossip Girl Season 1 & 2 and Greys Anatomy Season 1 & 2 have become my new friends. Even so much so that I watch episodes late into the night and wake up thinking, 'Is there enough time to watch GG whilst I eat my breakfast?!'

A problem, I haz one.

But Chuck and Blair! She said I love you! He didnt! He left her stranded in Europe! She started dating a Lord! He FINALLY said it back!

Don't you dare tell me what's happening in the most recent series-I have been so close to peeking at IMDB so many times for future Chuck/Blair shenanigans, but so far have resisted.

Shall keep you updated on the happenings in my crazy little flat.


  1. I've missed you!!! I been checking back occasionally thinking I have missed a post. Your new flat looks cosy, it's perfect for one person. I'm waiting on season 5 of gossip girl!!

  2. YAY you're back!
    I've spent the last 2 months watching Grey's from the beginning, just finished it. So fun getting addicted to shows.

  3. Great post. Glad you're settling in

  4. Oh there you are!! Where have you beeennnnn?

  5. Ohh I love Grey's Anatomy & Gossip Girl! Nice choice. I'm waiting for season 5 to come out on DVD, but I won't give anything away. You'll love it though. Glad to hear the move went well & you are settling in. Cooking for one, or rather not cooking at times is the best. I've heard camembert & crackers makes a lovely dinner as well....

    Flat looks cute and i am pleased you made the choice not to wee in a vase or similar vessel.

  7. Yippee! You're back :) Glad to see all is good with you, and NEW FLAT! Very exciting.

    The pictures brought back memories of my old studio apartment when I moved out of home. It was sorely lacking, but I loved it and was so very proud! I still think of it fondly, and miss it sometimes.

  8. yay you're back!!

    it would be lovely to have your own space, and it seems so cosy! can't wait to see how you decorate.

    oh and watching tv in your underwear and eating cheese sounds amazing x