I know I told you this before but we moved, a little over a month ago. To say that we gained a lot of space with this move is an understatement. Our first flat was very narrow (a shotgun flat, if you will) and in not the prettiest of neighborhoods. After some searching we left south of the river and moved up north. Funny enough we moved a couple of miles from where I used to live as an abroad student, in Muswell Hill. Highgate Village and Hampstead Heath are both a few minutes away. Sadly Greg’s work commute didn’t improve but he enjoys coming home a lot more. We are finally beginning to feel settled, at home.
So here’s our new home…
My favorite room in the flat. The oven is bigger than the one I had in Austin. It’s bring water up to a boil in mere seconds. *Love* And even better-the over fits a turkey!
Hello, gorgeous! Foxy Brown is in the right hand corner. She helps out with the baking, as she should.
The morning sunshine is glorious. Sunlight helps put an extra spring in my steps. For cold days the fireplace can be turn on. Looking forward to the look it will add for our holiday party. Oh! I must say, I do not take ownership of that ginormous couch and TV stand. They came with the flat…unfortunately. They are not very us.
Dining area in between the kitchen and the living room. Notice my cute sofa in the corner. It so deserves to be in the living room. But we will just have to make do with it there. Luckily it doesn’t look too awkward.
Our bedroom has three windows. I love waking up to sunlight. It just makes getting out of bed so much easier.
Ignore my hand’s reflection and check out our view. There’s a golf course across the street.
This is where I nearly fainted during the tour-the walk-in closet. Pretty darn rare in London. It was the first we came across during our flat search. Win!
This is the office and storage room. There is a bunch of shelving behind four doors. Having a place for everything is so key to keeping things tidy and finding everything. We keep our ‘store’ in here. The store is all of the bulk items we brought from America, like proper big kitchen paper towels, Scotch Brite sponges, and buckets of my favorite hair gel. It’s the small things that make us so damn happy.
Family, friends,please come for a visit. We actually have a spare room for you. With a real bed! No sofa-bed this time around for guests.
And finally here is my second favorite room in the flat-the bathroom. It has an awesome huge walk-in shower that I forgot to take a picture of. There are also four windows in here. More sun!
So there you have it, our new home. And truly feels like a home, unlike the last place. So I think we did well. All the looking and hassle of moving across a city paid off. We gained more than just space: the landlord is nice, the area is littered with big green trees and there’s a coffee shop six minutes away. With that typed I am going to make my way to my local coffee shop for a cuppa, followed by a warm lunch with my honey. It’s a cold one here today-37 degrees!