Steinunn and I spent 5 weeks in our flat in Vauxhall. We thought it’d be hard to free ourselves from the 6 month contract. Through the power and popularity of gumtree we found a new tenant within 2 days to take over the contract. Now have to move stuff into storage again and sell Steinunn’s bike. Anyone for a bike?
This weekend our flat was a hive of activity given the steady stream of frugal gumtreers and mooching freecyclers. We shifted most of the stuff we chose not to take with us to London. There’s only bits of furniture left – bookshelf, 3 tables and bedside cabinet – plus other small pieces of junk. We’ve made £80 selling various bits through gumtree, which will pay for the petrol down to London plus a meal at some dodgy, expensive motorway service station.
All we have to do now is clean the place from top to bottom and pack our bags. All our stuff is in storage in London already. On Sunday, I’m selling my car to my dad. I’m dropping the car off at the airport where he’ll hand over a briefcase of notes, which will go towards something extravagant like paying the rent.
We’re moving! We’re moving!
Most people who read my blog probably are also friends on Facebook, so you’ll know already Steinunn and I are moving down to London soon. This was a rather impromptu decision on Wednesday last week.
I don’t know exactly where we’re moving to yet but I expect it’ll be somewhere either north or east of London. For the first month we’ll rent out a room in short term accommodation. During this month, we’ll search with Jenny, for a 2 bedroom flat. And hopefully by our intended moving in date (Sept 15th), both Steinunn and I will have a job.