Thursday, June 18, 2009

Another Flat Update

On Monday, Skinny Bitches had an impromptu flat viewing. As a result, we have no pictures. But trust us, it's a keeper!

This flat is situated in Tamboerskloof right around the corner from Beleza restaurant, the home of the cheap breakfast. Already makes it a winner in our book. It's a cute little area with other coffee shops and guesthouses. Also it's very leafy so it's all the homeyness of suburbia with the bustle of the city thrown in.

It's a ground flat with parquet flooring. The rooms have built-in-cupboards and are fairly large. The kitchen has some sort of red cupboard design-y thing going on, which isn't that great 'cause it will clash with all of our pink accessories. But we will learn to deal.

The bathroom has a shower over the bath, another item I have am dealing with, but at least the geyser is on the other side of the room. It gives the bathroom a much roomier feel. And there's this cute little cabinet which I cannot wait to put all my beauty products in.

We're not sure what it is about the place but we both loved it. It was just an instinctive feeling. And so, we're going to go for it. Eeeek! This is a big step for us. We have seen many places and still have quite a few more to go, but there is something about this place. Wish us luck because there are a million things that are against us. Mostly the fact that I spent my deposit savings on a pair of brown boots. Also it's available for July and we only want it in August. What are the chances the rental agency will be sympathetic and say "Shame, we can lose a month's rent so they can live their dream."

We have faith! And we're lighting every candle. throwing coins in every fountain and blowing away all our eyelashes. Although we have the faith, a little wishing won't harm us.

Ex-Oh! Ex-Oh!


  1. The flat sounds great and the location sounds really nice! I hope you get to live there. I know what it's like trying to find somewhere to live; it makes you feel like a turtle without a shell :( Oh and thank you for your tips about decorating and the muslin curtains. I'm definitely going to keep a record of what I need to buy and where to buy - I didn't think of that before! Can't wait to hear more about your flat! x

  2. cool - sounds good. nice location

  3. sounds like we might become neighbours (in the area, not in a creepy way). and living across the street from rafiki's is a major bonus too

  4. thank you for the commiseration ladies. still working on the trust fund/boyfriend. now about singles club- you need to be brought into the singles club by another member. i shall take it upon myself to put it on the agenda for the next meeting. you will also need to pass the field test. fingers crossed xoxo


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