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Ivydale Road - An Introduction and a half!!

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So I moved into Ivydale road last night!! It is just the cutest little place . . . and at the moment we are only able to stay for a month :(

The lady who actually owns the place has no idea what i going on!! We checked out the place and said cool, wanna move in . . . at the present there are 2 aussie guys (plus all their mates) living there. There are 2 rooms avialable and a couple of french people expected to move in (one today and one thursday). So cool . . . the rooms available are not actually those up for grabs . . . the big room is currently ryans (the teacher) so i am stuck in limbo for the time being. Mark has claimed one of the others . . . but apparently may not be able to keep it as the french people may want it!! And then on top of that the french people may want the house to themselves!! Which means that mark and i can only stay for a month . .. and the french people need to find someone to replace us??? WTF!!

Still the guys living there have given us a good introduction to london . . . told us about a cool little shopping haven near home . . .where things are really cheap!!! We bought our doona's pillows' matress protector and sheets and covers for about £17 (or about $40) . . . clothes are really cheap £7-£15 (at a 2.25 conversion it is still cheap by home's standards). . . so today is shopping day. Suit Jackets can be picked up from £5. So i have already figured out that i will have heaps to send home . . . still once we earn the pounds . . . lots of time for shopping!!

Food is cheap . . . "iceland" is the place to go . . . meat is about £1 for about 500grams of mince . . . fresh mixed veg (carrots, potatoes, brocilli & cauli) is also about £1 for about 4 days worth, they come in cute prepackaged amounts. . . . So i cant see us wasting too much money. Drinks are reasonable . . . beer about 85P. They boys state that you can live the high life (and they seem to marinate in drink) for about £300 pw (inc rent). So i cannot wait until i start work!!

So we went to the local "walkabout" last night (it was one of the boys b'days). Its an aussie pub . . . quite cool. Was there for a while . .. i went to the loo's as you do . . . and came across 'igor' when i came out!! A very sweet gentleman from Brazil . . . and cute a but of all right!! We chatted for a while and then went to find the boys. And then i was talking to Sami (one of the boys gf) and some stranger came up to me and planted a kiss on my cheek . . . (weird!!) even sami was shocked re this.

So sami has invited us out again tonight . . . there are big celebrations for guyforks night!! So there is a bonfire and a great fireworks display tonight!! And i guess, a number of drinks!!! Its about lunchtime now . . . they boys only came home about an hour ago, and were still up drinking . . . so i guess it will make for a very interesting night!!

Anyway . . . time to shop . . . after living in the same clothes for the last couple of weeks . . . i am really looking forward to something new!!

Posted by cathdoran 23:00 Archived in England

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