cambridge

Currently traveling
March 2018 - November 2020
Currently traveling
  • Day16

    Things I love about my house

    March 27, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☁️ 9 °C

    Having a dishwasher :) 😀
    Having an oven that turns itself off when my food is cooked
    Having space in my kitchen cupboards
    Having rail hooks in the kitchen
    Being able to see all the way through the house from the loo!
    My blue bedroom :)

    Today I signed up with the docs
    No house stuff (went into work to say hi to colleagues before I go back)
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  • Day15

    Disaster

    March 26, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 1 °C

    Today I can hear traffic in back bedroom too. :( Not good.
    Decide not to spend any more on improvements (eg sofas, paint). Just focus on airbnb.

    Clean loo (so much dust behind loo - inch thick no joke) and the green chrome is no chrome coloured again, and the floor tiles clean.
    Unpack rest of bathroom stuff. Chuck some makeup and a pile of nail varnishes.
    Put some silcone in shower door.
    Still to do in bathroom: ceiling, gaps, mirror (these things can wait)

    Spend the rest of the day til 3pmdoing admin. Virgin media account set up, council tax dd, gas and electricity with Bulb, water bills, request water meter.

    April bills will be:
    Council tax £116
    Electricity & Gas £40
    Water £39.61 (pending water meter)
    Virgin phone £10
    Virgin media £49 - thereafter £29
    Tv licence £29.40 thereafter ££12.25

    Total £286

    Go into town to ask about floor. Theres oiled and laquered - think mine is oiled. So have to be careful what products I use. Bought a spray mop, and a tea caddy and took back some b&q stuff.
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  • Day14

    Cake and ebike

    March 25, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 8 °C

    Wendy comes over for a cup of tea and I bake a cake.
    Buy an e bike (£270)
    Unwrap dolls house, put door on cupboard
    Ordered new plugs for bath and sink
    Went round to neighbours to see how they have decorated. Very cottagy, nice. Lighter floor, brick fireplace
    They are also airbnbing. £80 per night for whole house.
    Didnt buy door curtain, took curtain off door - looks cleaner.
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  • Day13

    Catching the train

    March 24, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☁️ 8 °C

    Off into Cambridge to meet Emma for lunch.
    Takes 6mins to get to station incl buying a ticket. This is lucky as the train I plan to get is cancelled so im in time for the earlier one.
    However train is packed! So have to stand.
    Then train wheel falls off! Everyone looks v nervous!

    Cleaned shower which was filthy. Now sparkling and looking better. Also fixed shower doir so you can now actually open it to clean!
    Cleaned chandeliers which now also look sparkly and pretty.

    Looked at duck egg blue sofas at ikea. Farrow and ball for some room inspiration.

    Put some more pictures up

    Tomorrow will get a white curtain and white blind for the door and window.

    Think I should have painted the ceiling before all this!
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  • Day11

    Garden

    March 22, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    Rotorvator was too tricky, so we have weed killered instead. Then will rake and sow wildflower everywhere until I have decided what to do.
    Put blind up in bedroom - looks nice
    Spent too long by lounge window - traffic noise awful.Read more

  • Day10

    Tv & back yard

    March 21, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 8 °C

    Woke up at the crack of dawn 5am! Wrote some emails for work and ready to go for 7.
    Made another attempt to get drawers up the stairs. Decided to put themin lounge instead.
    Nice sunny day
    Yard gets sun til about 10.30 which is nice.
    All of Garden seems to get sun all day.
    Rotavator coming
    Cleared clematis and tidied back yard.
    Mum steam polished kitchen floor.
    Bought rake
    Virgin came to install tv and broadband.
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  • Day9

    Mum comes to help

    March 20, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 6 °C

    Whilst waiting for mum I:
    Collect the rest of the boxes that go straight in the garage - except the dolls house (these include three suitcases of stuff from mums loft with all my childhood stuff in, golf clubs and skis).
    Clean bathroom ceiling and pkug sockets
    Take off some of the border of the window screen.

    Mum arrives and puts blinds up, puts rug down and we light a fire. All now cosy. But traffic still bothering me - particularly as you cant have earplugs in when in company!
    Get tv out ready for tomorrow.
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  • Day8

    Tv, broadband, insurance, food, bed2

    March 19, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 3 °C

    Sorted out tv and broadband with virgin. Only took about 3 hrs! £30 for tv and broadband fibre, plus £10 pm for new phone contract so saving £10. Hopefully it all works!

    Changed insurance from letting to living. £180 but then they also gave £50 coop voucher! And £144 refund on previous insurance- plus this will also cover my phone and tablet etc and electric bike when i get one.

    Sat in lounge to sort all this. Traffic not too bad but felt a bit frazzled after so retreated to back bedroom for peace and quiet!!

    Also sorted front bedroom. Though still need new bedframe.

    Another valuation - pocock and Shaw- they reckon house has not lost value - put on for 315!! Hmm - they parking and shed v attractive (which is what swung me too I guess). Also he thinks new door will make huge difference.

    Off shopping now for lots of food.
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