This Saturday my parents, little brother and myself took a trip to Llandudno via Abergele, to check out my new flat. We set out in typical British weather - grey and overcast, but as we approached Wales the sun started to come out. By the time we were sat in the Karova offices chatting to Peter and Sue over a cup of tea the sun was well and truly beating down, with barely a cloud in the sky.
We left the Karova offices mid-day and headed for the flat at Llandudno. Turns out the landlord is a laid back kind of guy, and the flat is quite a bit bigger than I was expecting. We couldn’t stay long because the tenants were still in the process of moving out, so a quick once-over had to suffice. Regardless, I’m pretty pleased with it, and am looking forward to moving in. Unfortunately that won’t happen in the first week, so I’ll be staying in a holiday house right behind the flat while the current occupiers finish the (huge) task of shifting all their gear out. I don’t actually know how much the flat will be costing me yet (just a ballpark figure) or what the deposit is (The landlord didn’t know yet…did I mention he seems laid back?). Anyway, the arrangement is that I turn up next Saturday, give him a ring and start my weeks stay in the holiday home. It’s a good thing in a way, because it gives me a week to get some of the essentials I’ll be needing - the flat is unfurnished. So, I’m taking my clothes, my blow-up bed, a sleeping bag and that’s about it until I move into the flat itself. Even then I’ve not got that much left to bring down. My computer, my books, a few more clothes… that’s about it
I’m already looking forward to having spare money to get the place looking how I want it, but for the foreseeable future anything will do.
After looking at the flat we went for a walk around the town, and also along the Pier, which is where these two photos were taken. Yes, the weather really was that nice - the shots have barely been altered in Photoshop. Llandudno itself seems to be a great place to live, it’s got all the shops I’ll need and it’s a pretty tidy place. The beach also helps!
Later on we went to meet Andy and Sue, and had a pleasant chat and coffee in the garden (still under a clear blue sky - amazing!).
The whole day has left me itching to move, get my place sorted, meet the rest of the team and get started working. It looks like there’s some very interesting ideas going on over at Stuff and Nonsense…