Moving In Pictures.

We've been in our new place for a week now - and I'm still too knackered to write up a post with real, actual words. Instead, let me share the experience via pictures for you.


First came day after day of Oscar and I camping out of the apartment, whilst our old flat was being shown to prospective tenants. It was nice enough at first. Not so nice when it was raining. And the real estate agents didn't show up. Or bother to tell us. Yes, Oscar was just as impressed as I was.



Then came packing - a task which I actually rather enjoy, is that strange? That right there is about half of the things we packed. Remember, we both came over here with a single suitcase of clothing to our names. We are, apparently, hoarders. Note the cute packing boxes, saying 'Seasons Greetings'!? Goodbye to our old, badly ventilated and horribly curtained apartment in Canary Wharf ...



... And hello, to the West Side! This is our new place, in Notting Hill/North Kensington, depending on what you want to call it. Our building is on a street of old terrace style apartments, and on the first floor with a cute balcony. It's awesome. And also pastel green. Hee.



This is the view from our balcony, up the street. I didn't catch one of the five thousand buses that goes past every few minutes - a quick 5/10 minute ride to the station every morning. It's great! We had so much stuff, that we had to hire a removal company for the few hours to move all of our things across the city, and up the stairs into our new flat. While they were driving, Oscar and I hoofed it across the city by tube. He was not a fan of the four interchanges we had to make.



The move itself went fine, except for the fact that we forgot it was a Saturday - meaning that the Portobello Markets down the road drew loads of visitors, and hence, no parking spaces. Being the slight perfectionist that I am, I refused to relax until everything was unpacked and put away. Let's just say, I slept well that night. Oscar, on the other hand, found it hard to get used to the new place and spent the entire first weekend hiding under the bed.



And now, for some more pictures of the flat!



Oscar loves perching on the window and watching the birds & squirrels in the garden.



Just half of our GIANT wardrobe. It's seriously awesome.



Our (still messy) living room - we still have a few bits and pieces that we need the landlord to take away, so it does look a bit cluttered. The walls and ceilings are really, really tall.



Laptop Central, aka the Lounge. Love!



The orange (yes, orange) kitchen. One would think it would be completely ghastly, but with the airy and massive room and wooden floors, it's really quite funky.


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The built in bookshelf & feature wall.


So there you have it, our new place. I don't think we'll be moving anytime soon!!


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17 comments:

Viviane said...

Your new apartment looks great! Sounds like the move went well for the most part.

Lara said...

I would LOVE to have an orange kitchen. Seriously. It's my favorite color. :)

The Casual Perfectionist said...

Your new place looks awesome! I must admit I was surprised when you said you had a balcony on the first floor, and then I realized you lived on the equivalent of the 2nd floor in the US. LOL

I hope Oscar adjusts soon!

Julz said...

you guys have done so well! your apartment looks fantastic :) and the couch looks mighty comfy too ;) and I love orange!

kirby said...

Mmm couch. Are julie and I going to have to share that at some point? Its okay. I guess we can spoon.
OH DUDE. I can't wait to visit!!!

heidikins said...

I am in lust with your kitchen. Lust, I tell you. I'm trying to decide if my landlord would mind if I painted my cabinets bright orange...

xox

Tellie said...

Congrats on moving in! Love the color of the kitchen cabinets, I'd have never imagine orange would work so well in the kitchen!

Julie said...

I love it!

So remember my friend who I stayed with while I was there...Lauren? She lives in Kensington!

how FUNNY!

Im planning on coming back this fall or early spring, so hopefully I will see you again and we can take some non blurry pictures.

La Petite Chic said...

I love the new flat, especially that amazing kitchen! The orange is so modern!

-R- said...

Very cool! I think the orange kitchen is funky - in a good way!

janet said...

Aly! OMG it is so fabulous. I love the huge living room windows and all that light, and the kitchen - sassy orange. You two are so hip and cool now!

Kelly said...

SQUEE! Love moving in pictures! And your place is gorgeous!!!
Now, as soon as I find my camera, I should have some moving pictures of my own!

velocibadgergirl said...

Finally catching up on an insane backlog of blog posts. Your new place looks fantastic!! I, too, have an orange kitchen, though mine is more old-fashioned and less retro-funky than yours. And as always, love the Oscar photos! <3

Allie said...

That kitchen is fantastic!

Congrats on your new place!

Janet said...

I love, love, LOVE the orange kitchen!

Madeleine said...

I'm sure Oscar love the new flat now too. ;-)

Renee said...

That kitchen is GORGEOUS. I would LOVE it. Mine is done in reds and oranges so it would fit wonderfully. It's my first time stopping by your blog and just wanted to say hey... Also, your cat is ADORABLE.





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