Archive for October, 2011

Now I’m 29… time really does fly!

// October 29th, 2011 // No Comments » // General

Well this is it… my 29th birthday! (cue cake!) So what did I get? Before I get into that, I want to share a revelation with you.

If there’s anything that I’ve realised as I’ve gotten older, it’s that you look forward to your birthday less and less as each year goes by. This isn’t to say that I dread my birthday when it comes along – in fact I still enjoy them – but they’re not filled with the excitement and wonderment that you used to get when you were a kid. It’s the same with any other kind of celebration or holiday that you encounter each year. (more…)

So long flat… hello HOUSE!!!

// October 15th, 2011 // No Comments » // General

After almost 3 1/2 years of living in a flat, I have now moved into a fully-fledged house!!

Why did I move? Well first and foremost it was cheaper, £85 cheaper a month in fact! That’s a HUGE difference, and should make getting by every month that bit easier. Secondly, it’s larger. The flat was a single bedroom place, whereas this is a 2 bedroom house. There’s definitely more room here, and the 2nd bedroom means I can have people stay over… or simply turn it into a study. Thirdly, it’s part-furnished. The flat I used to live in was fully furnished – sofas, bed, TV, fridge/freezer, washer-dryer, everything was included. Sure, that means that if anything goes wrong I don’t have to foot the bill and, instead, the landlord would take care of it, but it also meant that I couldn’t get anything of my own in that place. (more…)