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22 May 2015 @ 10:08 pm
Anyone tried this? Did it work? Did it lead to masses of junk mail?

In a few weeks I will no longer be here, but will be there instead. There is two blocks away in the right direction, at the other end (also the right direction), and one floor up. I hope it's as nice as I (very vaguely now) remember. I'm glad I will soon be rid of the uncertainty and the embarrassingly unprofessional estate agents that comes of somebody else putting your home up for sale. I hope it doesn't happen again for a long time. But I'm not enjoying the thought of the next few weeks.


Anybody who can, watch this. Made me proud to be a woman from essex.
metrocentricmetrocentric on May 23rd, 2015 06:21 pm (UTC)
First floor (and above) living can be the difference between a good night's sleep, and three-times-a-night ground floor worries. So up can be good.

A while ago, I stayed a friend's place, with cat-sitting duties as quid pro quo. I thought we had built up a relationship (with the cats). When I left, I said goodbye to the feline inhabitants. Did they take any notice to my farewell? Did they heck as like! I had the same feeling using iammoving.com. So I notified all my utilities and council tax individually as well. But do both and it's double lock.

Medway Council are brilliant because they sent me a cheque for fifty-nine quid overpay just out of sheer honesty, no prompting, no chasing. I hope SoS BC have the same probity and decency for you.

How is the move going? Do you have to chuck much, or leave a parish you had got to like? Why the flip isn't it as easy to live rented as owner occupying? I actually want to rent for the rest of my life.
gemkillsurfcity on May 23rd, 2015 06:34 pm (UTC)
Re: iammovingdotcom
a relationship? with a cat? what planet are you on?! (i think this is why i love cats so)

do people tend to chuck stuff when they move? i may have a small clearout, but generally if i've got it i'm taking it with. i'm only going two streets away, and handily i'm going to be LITERALLY around the corner from a lovely little german cafe i've started to frequent. result.

still renting, i have no intention of being saddled with a mortgage. hopefully the owner won't be selling any time soon...!
metrocentricmetrocentric on May 23rd, 2015 06:53 pm (UTC)
Re: iammovingdotcom
That was my first cohabitational cat relationship, so bear with me. 2005/6. I was younger then.

I chucked a bit, but most of my excess went when I left Marble Arch. Because I didn't want to load my Dad's motor down (how old can you be and still use your parents?). Dads are brilliant. Mums too. Which is why at my age I'm not either - they set the bar so high.

Boches kaffee! More than I've got in Hipsterwank Bethnal Grün! When I was in Hamburg I went in the same Backerei, and they corrected mein Deutsches sharply every day for a week. Heisse! I am in envy, starting every day with poppy seed / cinammon buns. Leben der Traum!
gemkillsurfcity on May 23rd, 2015 07:52 pm (UTC)
Re: iammovingdotcom
dads, and indeed mums, ARE brilliant. dunno what i'd do without em!

wow, that's a lot of german for a bank holiday weekend. no cinammon buns, massively unfortunately. but coffee and a whole wall of tea (strange), fresh soup and rye bread, 'german potato salad' in summer (looking forward to that), and homemade cakes including 'special cheesecake' which sounds disturbing but is delish. apparently they think they're in 'westcliff village' - it's not quite hipsterwank round here yet, but i worry it's going that way...