Tuesday, January 27, 2009

[interim report] for those who wish to know

This marks one week in the new flat and how’s the report card?

It’s a lovely flat, carpeted and centrally heated, with piping hot water and clean cold water but of course, it’s so empty to look at, with no drapes as yet and virtually no furniture.

The main room, with its vaulted ceiling, is quite chic really and the more ordinary bedroom does the job. Newly rebuilt, the paintwork and carpets are all new, spick and span and the kitchenette is modern.

I’ve come to a decision – I’m not getting a fridge for a long time. It’s been one week using semi-skilled milk powder, tuna lunches, fruit and vegetables with one piece of fresh meat bought daily and the gas takes care of the cooking. So the microwave is also postponed.

Perhaps the main thing going for this place is its aspect, the panorama it looks out on. Down near the sea, it has a view of a marina on one side and well, the sea, on the other. Passing ships provide a constant backdrop and it’s possible to go down and visit them from a short distance, if that’s your wont.

Let’s not dwell on the fact that I might be unceremoniously booted out tomorrow if my circumstances suddenly change, which they may well do and instead, let’s pretend I’m going to be in here for some time, even finding fulfilling employment.

Truth is, it could be a lot worse than it currently is.

By the way, I really like the pay-as-you-go electricity with the readily readable meter. I’ve worked out that, with the heating on almost full time and with the other drains on power, I’m using 74.4 pence of electricity per 24 hours. How does that compare to you?

By the way way, did I ever write to you how much I love my Mac Tiger? This has to be the best computer I’ve ever used.


Anonymous said...

Hope everything goes OK for you, James.

When's the house warming piss-up, errm, party?

Are you near to me?


Now if only you were a painter or a poet,it would be perfect.

jailhouselawyer said...

James: Not a professional job I see "semi-skilled milk powder".

Andrew Allison said...

You are in your own space and this is the important thing. Bon chance.

jams o donnell said...

Sounds like you've landed a good one with your new place. Furniture can come.. for a while we sat on garden furniture

CherryPie said...

Andrew is right, you have your own space and that is one of the most important things in life!

PS - RE: JHL's comment I did wonder about the milk powder too...

James Higham said...

Thank you for those and I'll keep drinking the semi-skilled powder. :)