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Apartment 23

Well, I've finally moved into my new flat and I temporarily have an internet connection. As promised, photos of my flat.



Here's the view looking out my front door. The beams are in the ceiling because this appears to have been an old factory building. I have a picture on the wall showing what the interior of this building looked like before it was purchased and it was a dive. The door on the right is my neighbor Marjie's door. She's Dutch, but she's been here for eight years and even the British think she sounds British.

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Off to the left is my neighbor Evan's door. He's Welsh, a programmer (COBOL, ugh!) and like Marjie, a thoroughly nice person. When Paul was helping me move in, Marjie immediately popped over with a bottle of wine and introduced herself and Evan joined us shortly afterward. We spent the evening chatting and getting pleasantly drunk. In addition to a gorgeous apartment, I appear to have two of the nicest neighbors in Nottingham.

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To give you an idea of what my flat looks like, here are a couple of views. The first gives a general look and the second is looking down the hallway into my bedroom.

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And the view from when I'm sitting on the sofa:

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The kitchen is tiny, but serviceable.

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And the view from my bedroom.

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And here's the outside of my flat, on the terrace:

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And here's the table at which we sat getting drunk:

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And the same view, but with a bit more of my skyline:

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And looking over at the buildings next to us:

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And to wrap things up, looking down into the street, to the right and left, respectively.

All things considered, I think I'm extremely fortunate. I've already been invited around for drinks and snacks tonight (just got back), but begged off on the barhopping because I've been running around so much today trying to take care of flat-related issues. No worries, though. I've already been invited out with them again tomorrow night. The terrace, incidentally, is pretty much a communal terrace. It's not designed that way, but the previous tenant (a Swedish pilot) got on so well with them that they took down one of the fences dividing the terrace sections and I'm quite happy to continue that arrangement. It appears that I have two new friends.
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What a lovely home you have found for yourself Curtis! Good neighbors are such a blessing, like family, it's not like you can pick and choose!
Nice new digs C-man. So where abouts does that place you in your new little town? we need a google map to show us where you are in relation to us.
LOL:
What number is the Apartment??? cmon say it SAY IT !! LOL you have been bitten !!
and i totally see you getting a telescope at this flat.
scuse me but your telescope isnt pointed at the night sky?? Ovid: No it isnt LOL
looks like you dont need a TV with hundreds of channels or reality TV there LOL
Ver'nice. I know whose door I'm knocking on the next time I'm stranded in Nottingham.
Considering you're in the UK, that's a gorgeous flat. And the kitchen may be tiny to you, but it's bigger than the one in the previous house we lived in in Wales. ;)
great apt number. great numerological significance too!

and great pictures. maybe someday we'll come visit, have some beers, talk about being homeless in hawaii.
I generally don't take too many of those and when I do, I forget to ask the people permission to post them online. I suppose I could take pictures of crowds, but they don't really look that much different :)
The view from your balcony looks really familiar. If that's in the Lace Market, I think there was a night club on the ground floor in the late 80s called the Garage. Quite a cool concept, punk rock in the basement, Northern soul on the top floor, bars in the middle. Dress code was smart or scruffy, no anoraks or jumpers please. When we went there with my wife's entire English class, about 20 people from 15 countries or so, they wanted to stop 3 of them at the door, a Korean, a Swiss and a Pole. All wearing down parkas. My wife got them in by saying they were all her lovers and she couldn't go anywhere without them. Together, they looked like a pile of duvets.
This is totally unrelated and I'm just using this as an easy means of reaching you :D

I saw this at ThinkGeek - I don't think it's identical to the one in your icon and is probably a direct ripoff, but you can at least buy this one unlike the one you have pictured:
http://www.thinkgeek.com/homeoffice/gear/86dd/
Fabu.
I love the pictures of your new apartment. I'm glad everything is working out so well for you.
Re: Fabu.
Thanks. Glad you like it. How the heck are you doing? We haven't talked in ages (my fault since I don't have internet yet (at work right now) and don't use my Yahoo! IM account.)
Re: Fabu.
I continue to try to make my way in the world. Work's good, love life questionable, money situation still dodgy. Trying to smile through all of it.

I do miss talking to you.
(melts) It's loverly!!!!!!!! You need some trees in planters outside though! Wow! Just wow!
I wonder if it's lovely because it's lovely or if it's because it's in Europe? :)

And the tree planters are on my next door neighbor's terrace, though now that I check, it looks like he's taken them down.