Moving into the flat
I’m getting quite familiar with the Great Orme now, having wandered up there four or five times this week - I’m in danger of getting genuine exercise!
Friday night I found the Laundrette after having looked it up on Google Local. I was chatting to dad on the phone and mentioned this magnificent feat of ‘fending for myself’, dad relayed this to mum, who promptly asked ‘why are you using a laundrette and not the washer in the kitchen?’. Yes, after 6 days I finally discovered there is a washer in the holiday cottage! Questions over my powers of observation aside, that was a good thing. I now have clean fabrics and I didn’t have to go to the (apparently expensive) laundrette. :yum
Yesterday I moved into my new flat, which is completely bare. Actually that’s not entirely accurate, there’s a telephone stand screwed into the lounge wall, and Dave (the landlord) gave me a corner TV stand. Oh, and there’s a single wardrobe in the main bedroom. Apart from that though, it’s all walls and floors. I am debating giving the rooms a coat of paint - it’s clearly not been done in the 6 years that the last tenants were living there, and if I’m going to do it, now is the best time. Some of the wallpaper is peeling away and the paint has gone from ‘white’ to ‘icky yellow’ on all the woodwork. Tonight I’m hoping to get my other stuff from Bens and break out the vacuum. I’m also going to have to visit the shops and buy myself a microwave, kettle, plates, cutlery, mugs and anything else I can think of and can fit in the car.
I’m going to have to get used to those single pane windows too. The 4am wake-up calls from the seagulls are a lot harder to ignore, and having no curtains doesn’t help matters either. I never knew the sun rose at such a tiny hour of the day - something i find very inconsiderate.
Saturday night was a work outing in Llandudno, which was good fun! I managed to remain mostly sober, thankfully, arriving back at the cottage at 3am. We went to a club too, and it got me reminiscing. I’m not sure whether it’s the state of dance music today, or whether the DJ was out of date, but I didn’t hear a single ‘new’ track all night. Just remixes of old tunes, and sub-standard remixes at that. In any case I was hit with a dose of nostelgia and so Sunday I went to HMV and bought Gatecrasher Classics, which has a lot of good tunes on it. I also picked up Metallica as it was on sale and it’s the one Metallica album I don’t yet have on CD. I couldn’t pass up the Lord of the Rings trilogy soundtrack either, as it was really cheap. I then bought myself a new mini-system, as I hadn’t got any sound-making equipment. At £18 down from £40 I couldn’t complain. I’m still impressed with the sound it puts out, even without baring in mind it’s cheaper than some albums you can buy.