• Lifestyle,  Personal

    My new flat – a glimpse so long

    There has been a great build-up to this moment. In fact, I don’t think a single one of my blog posts this year has not made reference to the fact that I will be moving into my own flat – alone – for the first time ever. Well, the big day finally arrived on Saturday and with loads of lugging, unpacking, cleaning and organising help from my family, I was quite happily settled by yesterday evening. So, it is with great pleasure that I present to you a few little glimpses of my new little nest. There is still quite a lot to be done, like getting a couch and…

  • Personal

    Travel Tuesday: That time I moved to the hippy commune

    Okay, okay, despite what the photo may suggest, that never happened… unless ‘that time’ is now, and ‘hippy commune’ is an umbrella code term for a 6 square meter storage space and Imar and Tamara’s flat (which, btw, is very much NOT a hippy commune). Yes, people, I am exactly where I was a year ago. Flatless and hunting once more.  Basically the short and long of it is that flatmate, Marieke, managed to bag herself an impressive job in the corporate world, and also a much cheaper flat in the northern suburb of Durbanville – just round the corner from her new office. Apart from that, our flat’s rent…

  • Personal,  Uncategorized

    Flat hunting is…

    and let’s just be honest here… a complete nightmare! I’ve been at it for close on 3 months now and have gone from finding a lovely place, paying a deposit, and getting excited about living by myself for the first time ever… to being flatless and living in Imar and Tamara’s spare room. How did this happen? Well, let’s just say that down and out tenants who don’t have jobs, can’t pay the rent and refuse to move out have far more rights than landlords or aspiring tenants do. Leaving said future tenant – no matter how honest and hardworking they may be – to hang about in a painfully…