I really meant to document our journey from the start on this blog, but my laptop broke shortly after we arrived and I just got my replacement. I clearly have some catching up to do. (We’ve been sharing our adventures on our Instagram account, @jjinmanchester so please feel free to follow along there.) Okay, so lets get this post started! I’ll begin with our flat tour since many of you have requested pictures of the inside.
Boy! Did we luck out on this place! WOWSERS! Thanks be to God! Initially we were a little uneasy because it was the second place we viewed in person. Yes, second. We were so discouraged after the first place we visited (think tiny, cold basement with 6 inch slits for windows *shudder*). Lovey decided on our current place right on the spot after only being inside for about 5 minutes! Haha! He rarely jumps the gun like that, but I’m so glad he did. Truly the Lord was watching out for us, as you shall see!
Here are some pictures... I apologize beforehand for some of the angles. I only brought my 50mm lens and it's a little limiting at times.
Front view of the flat. (It's actually a large house converted to 6 separate units. A very common practice and investment for homeowners turned landlords.)
Lovey studying by our bay window. (I’ve always wanted a bay window!)
A commonplace sight--Lovey’s books stacked EVERYWHERE!
Hoping to add some more wall decor as time goes on! We’re on a tight budget so we haven’t decorated like we’d like to. It’s coming along though!
Pumpkin candle because we LOVE Fall! (There's really no "It's finally Fall!" frenzy here like there is in the US. Finding pumpkin stuff is proving difficult and limited to canned pumpkin puree in the American section of the larger grocery stores. Not even sure where we could buy a whole pumpkin now that I think of it. Hmm...)
There’s always condensation on our windows. When we wake up they’re fogged up until about 11AM.
Our kitchen is TINY and gives me anxiety if Lovey is in there with me while I'm cooking. Haha!
A lot of our furniture, appliances, and odds and ends were purchased from the previous tenant. What a nice gentlemen! He gave us a deal and these little canisters!
(Rear entrance) These vines grow on EVERYTHING. It's lovely to see the green and red contrast throughout!
Probably a magpie feather. They're everywhere!
Hopefully this has given you an idea on why and how much we love it here! Miss you all and thanks so much for reading!