We have viewed a number of flats so far, and finaly put down a deposit on one today. I'm very happy about that, not that living with R and S is bad, it's just that I do not want to outstay my welcome.
There is one funny thing about the flats that we have chosen to live in so far when we have moved countries. We have always stayed in the same house as S in the beginning. When I came to london as a student in 2000 we both stayed in the same dorm house as S, when I moved back to London A and I stayed with S in his flat untill we found our own flat, aprox 100 meters away from S flat. Now when we moved to Australia we are staying in S's house and the flat that we have put down a deposit on is basicly the same flat that he used to live in, just one floor down.
It's a relatively big flat. It's two floors, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a study with a big all-day-sun balcony with air con through the apartment. It's takes about 15-20 min on the buss into sydney central and 15 minutes to S and R's suburb. I can walk into the city in 45 minutes and run it in probably 20 minutes once I'm able to run again.
So, let's just hope that they accept our application. Here you need to apply for the flats, I guess to let the landlord choose whom he/she wants to rent it out to. You need to provide prof earning, ID and references of where you've rented before. I really hope they will accept our application. Obviously our problem is that none of us have any proof of earning in Australia, but I hope they will accept my papers from the UK.
So it's all good, and i'm starting to get exited about buying furniture. The only issue with furniture that I have here is that it's very expensive. The competition is not high and it's traditionally it has always been expensive so companies can charge anything. We went and looked at beds the other day and the cheapest bed we could find in David Jones was 2000 dollars on sale. That is 10,000 kronors, and i think that is a lot for a bed. But then again I can be very cheap. So I can say...IKEA here we come. Not just for the meatballs this time.