there's no place like home

Thursday, 28 March 2013

as some of you know, boyfriend and i currenly live in a less-than-ideal situation; what was once a 2 bedroom flat with a monday to friday lodger and ridiculously cheap rent, has now become us renting the second bedroom with a live-on (mental) landlady.

she's nice enough, but... no. she's loud, unthoughtful, and brings people (different men - i don't judge, but we don't feel comfortable with that) home with her a lot. our flat is small, and it's become increasingly difficult living with her. she has incredibly high cleaning standards, yet is the untidiest person i've ever met. she digs through our rubbish to sort the recyclable from the garbage. our rubbish. she only buys food that is out of date or getting there, and will eat our leftovers or aged veggies from the fridge without asking (sometimes off our plates!). she is in her mid thirties, and has no job. lord knows how she affords her lifestyle. well, i mean, we pay her mortgage of course, and chicken coujons from the discount bin are hardly expensive, but she just came back from a 8 week holiday in south africa.

no. it's unbearable, and boyfriend and i have had enough. but, we've been saving to get to australia for ever, and with our yearly bonus, we've been able to do that. we always said once we had been to aus, we would look for somewhere new. well, we can wait no longer. with this tickets bought (thanks mum!), we looked. and looked, and looked.

we found a cute flat. near our friends, close to lots of travel. closer to work. it's not perfect, but it's in the right price range and it ticks lots of boxes. biggest box ticked: it's 1 bedroom. biggest box left unticked: it's unfurnished, and we have no furniture.

our friends and family have been amazing; offering us help and used furniture. i think everyone knows how much it means for us to get out of there. it got me thinking though.. having no furniture could be a good thing. i mean, we'd need a mattress at least straight away, but living with not much will mean we appreciate what we do have and would mean we could buy stuff we like and we love.

so with that in mind, here is what my dream furniture would resemble. boyfriend disagrees, naturally. his would be all brown, to match the walls (puke).


i could definitely have made it more pink, i think. but how much do you want thata fridge? yes, a lot. 

17 comments:

  1. ooh, don't worry about the boyfriend! Bring that impeccable taste back to Australia and come live with me! (or better yet, I could miraculously come up with the money to finally move to the UK!). Seriously, that fridge? Yes please!

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    1. yes, commmmme! i want that fridge in every colourway; lemon, pink, mint and blue.

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  2. Have you secured the place? If not, I hope you do. Family are amazing when you move home - we got some great furniture and moving in presents from ours, which we really appreciated. Your picks are lovely! Though I can see why the boyfriend may disagree! ;) xo

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    1. we just found out today that it's ours! so wxciting!

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  3. Boys no nothing! Would love to see your house once its all been refurbished! :)


    http://shinebrightx18.blogspot.co.uk/ - lifestyle blog

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    1. i'll have to do a wee home tour! x

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  4. So glad I live with a girl who shares my taste in homewares ;)

    That flower shaped coffee table is divine though! He has to allow that!

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    1. even if he doesn't, i want it so it shall be mine!

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  5. Moving is always exciting! I can't wait to see what you do with your new place!

    Sarah of Bring More Yarn

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  6. Moving and buying furniture is the most fun! When we moved into our first unfurnished rental we had literally no furniture. We (Mum) ordered a bed to arrive on moving day, but that was it for a while. It's fun! It's such a shame you live so far away, I have stuff! x

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    1. giiiiiiiive meeeeeeeeee stuuuuuuuuuuff!

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  7. You have such awesome taste - that fridge is cute!! I have stuff too, if only I could shrink it and send it in the post!!

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    1. arrrrgh! so many sweet people, and no way to get hold of the stuff! haha a shrink ray is in order! x

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  8. The fridge is super amazing :) Love it all x

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    1. the fridge comes in an array of pastel! x

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