Thursday, July 12, 2012

Moving House - Take 2

All good things come to and end, and our time in our "apartment by the sea" is at an end I'm afraid. We've struggled with the noise from the elephants (evil neighbors) in the apartment above us for a very long time and finally decided it was time to move.  Yeah, it's pretty hard walking away from this:
But we found an adorable little house to rent not far away (because we really love this neighborhood).  They call them 'villas' here - older (early 20th century) houses with lots of character and details like gingerbreading on the exterior and lovely woodwork on the inside.  Here's what it looks like from the outside:

Sure there are things not as nice as the old place but there are many things better, too.  The biggest of all, of course, being that it's magnificently quiet.  We moved in on the 6th of July and have HEAPS of things to do and unpack still but it's kind of fun, too.  And being just steps away from an amazing number of restaurants, cafes, bars, and shops is sweet as.

It is by FAR the oldest house I've ever lived in and it will be a great experience.  I do already miss seeing the ocean everyday but I know, poor me, I only need to take a walk or short drive and there it will be again.  Still pretty cool, really.