So everything was all delivered and my flat was packed with boxes. Now what?
I bribed my darling cousin Lara and her wonderful boyfriend Howard to help me unpack and put all my furniture together. That’s right – if you buy household stuff from Ikea and Freedom, it comes flat packed. This means you need an able bodied handy man/woman to put the pieces altogether.
Lara and I were quite proud of ourselves as we assembled the bedside tables, outdoor furniture, desk and laundry basket (which actually gave us the most issues). Howard did the more tricky jobs like the expandable dining room table at the tv cabinet.
I then took them for a well deserved lunch of sushi.
My three boxes from South Africa arrived about a month after I moved in (they were stuck in customs over Xmas). Miraculously the majority of my things survived – except for the DVD player, my glass bodem and a lovely pottery dish. I went straight away to Bing Lee to buy a new dvd/video machine combo.
It was fantastic to have my own things in my flat – like my dvd’s, cd’s and a whole wack of kitchen stuff.
And now, I can say that I feel as if I have a home. I have a fabulous PC set-up with both broadband and wireless so at the moment I am sitting on my couch with the tv turned to Channel 7 and writing my blog.
I have a very comfy futon in my lounge so family and friends if you find yourself in Sydney, you’re welcome to come and stay.