Hello, I am back. The chances are you didn’t even notice I had gone. Anyway, I’ve been at our new house in my university city of Winchester for the weekend, generally moving in and getting used to it. Almost immediately on arrival I filmed a tour of the house for you, which is what this video is:
Shortly after this the electricity turned on so the weekend suddenly became more enjoyable. Here are a few photos of the house with lights on so that you can actually see what’s going on:
The kitchen: small but perfectly formed.
Go down those stairs and you get to my dungeon.
And here is my dungeon!
So, there you go. It’s nothing special but it’s pretty good for student accommodation. My dungeon is really cool if a little bizarre. There is only one light switch and that is at the top of the stairs, meaning that before I had a lamp I had to turn off the light at the top then make my way down the stairs in the dark. Not that it’s that dark in the room because there is a streetlight right outside our house which lights up the entire building like a Christmas tree. The other particularly weird thing about my room is that the fusebox and the gas meter are in it, behind doors either side of the wardrobe. However, I love the fact that the window opens both vertically and horizontally and the room is massive. It does smell a bit funny though.
Much of the first day back in Winchester seemed to involve me helping others to move in. I had to walk back to our old student village twice to help move Dannie and Alice’s stuff into the house and also had to help get a sofa from outside the house to Dannie’s room, which is of course the one that is furthest away on the first floor. The stairs have a huge corner on them too so it was particularly tricky. Though the sofa did come from the student village, it was not from where you would expect. It was plucked out of a skip and later cleaned- that’s what I call recycling.
Sleeping in the new house is not exactly easy. I have already mentioned the streetlight making the house very bright but the house is also on a road that is quite busy and the windows are not double-glazed. The traffic roars past in a constant stream as well as buses stopping opposite and road-sweepers going past at 4AM. The volume of traffic did seem to increase after the weekend though so perhaps it won’t be too bad. However, the house is joined on one side by another house, owned by a family with two children. One is about 4/5 and runs along the hallway a lot, which you can of course here. The other is a baby and, as babies do, spends a fair bit of time every night crying it’s eyes out. We can here every last cry it makes and it’s really annoying. My only hope is that by the time term starts in September hopefully the baby will have stopped crying in the night so much.
But despite all the things I have managed to moan about in this entry, I really like the new house and my dungeon. It’s brilliant and I am glad I shall be spending the next two years (at least) living there. In the next entry I shall be telling you about the rest of my weekend, including the Winchester Hat Fair, which has little to do with hats.