Sunday, April 24, 2011

My Flat

I was reminded as I walked down my beautiful, fully-in-bloom street that I never posted pictures of my flat. If you’ve been following my blog since the beginning, you’ll know that finding this place took a long time. It’s been in it for nearly 5 months now and it’s taken a while to feel any connection to the place for some reason. I guess it makes sense that coming from my own condo that I had spent four years making my own to a rented apartment that has all-white walls and a skimmed down version of my stuff wouldn’t feel as homey. It’s still not cozy, but it’s getting there and definitely feels more like my own.

Address: Flat 5, 103 Oxford Gardens W10 6NF London

One thing to mention is the post code (English version of the zip code). The first part is actually pretty useful. So W means that I’m in West London, whereas most of my friends’ postcodes start with N because they live in the North. W10 says I live in Ladbroke Grove (a section of Notting Hill) and the other numbers can help pinpoint my exact address. So when I tell a pizza joint my full post code, they can punch it in the system and know that I live at 103 Oxford Gardens. Pretty clever!

Here’s my pad:

Reception (aka Living Room):



Kitchen - Decked out entirely in IKEA cabinetry and appliances. You can’t see them, but I do have a fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine in there. Hidden behind all the blue doors. Yes, that’s how big my refrigerator is.

Second Bedroom – With the exception of the bed, I put together all that furniture with the help of a few friends. The pink blanket I picked up in Morocco.

First I had to bribe them.

 But then they got into it.


Bedroom – Looks pretty similar to Chicago.



Bathroom – Long and skinny and strangely shaped but it works just fine. Except that the light switch is on the outside and behind the door. Stupid. No photo needed really.

3 comments:

  1. Looks great Shannon ... we'll have to plan an outing in W10 soon.

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  2. I found your blog through researching moving to London! I love it! So many great tips and funny stories! You make doing the seemingly impossible, hard and scary - seem totally doable and fun!
    I'll have to let you know once I FINALLY make it out there and we'll grab a pint!
    Megan from Canada

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  3. I'm going to email you about visiting, now that I see you have a spare room...yes, I just imposed!

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