June 10th, 2009

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Flat out

addedentry and I will very shortly be handing over an enormous amount of money in exchange for A REAL ACTUAL HOUSE subject to etc etc. This means that we will regretfully be leaving our lovely flat in Botley (ETA: that's Botley just outside the Oxford ring road, not Botley, Bucks!), which means that our lovely flat in Botley will be up for rent. If you're interested in taking it over, now would be a very good time to get in touch. :-)

For those of you who don't know / can't remember the details, here's a bit more information:

* First floor flat (above shops)
* Living room, kitchen (plus extra cupboard/room for fridge/freezer/storage), bathroom, master bedroom, three further rooms
* Balconies front and back :-)
* New double glazing throughout
* Unfurnished (except oven, washing machine, fridge/freezer & a couple of weird glass-fronted cupboards)
* Very convenient for shops - not just the ones underneath :) but full-size Co-op round the back as well
* Very convenient for buses (buses to station/town every 10 mins from literally outside the front door)
* Only 15 mins cycle from the station anyway

Rent is currently £795pcm -- the landlady may put it up but hasn't shown any signs of doing so since at least 2006.

Downsides:
* it is quite noisy at the back at certain times of day (viz. 6am when the lorries unload at Iceland, grrr)
* the decor is all a bit student-shabby
* the light on the (electric) hob doesn't work
* there's no TV aerial socket (this may not be a downside :-)

I can't think of any other downsides! It's an ace flat! We shall be sorry to leave it! Shout if you have any questions.
badgers

Traces of nuts

Saw the doctor and he was slightly more helpful than they usually are. He agreed that while stress is probably making things worse, being uncomfortable and in pain tends to make people stressed, so let's try to fix the problem or at least the symptoms.

Booked in for blood tests next week, but in the meantime he wants me to cut the following things out of my diet for two weeks: Collapse )

Anyway, at least it's something concrete to try, which is better than sitting on my arse feeling sorry for myself. We'll see what happens.