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.


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

  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

  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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