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New Crib!

We have a home!

One of the reasons we moved to Edinburgh was that we wanted to be able to afford a nice home instead of living in squalor in London while spending loads. After spending one month looking and having seen five not so nice flats we found this beauty:

outside

It is a Victorian house (just like we hoped for) with a main door and a little space in the front (that apparently our landlord’s father will be maintaining). Our landlords are the loveliest people btw.

hallway

This is what you see when you come in the door. The size of the hallway still shocks me every time I see it!

hallway2

The hallway from the other end. My boyfriend has a thing for hallways so I’m glad we have one! The wooden floor is one of my favourite features – no cheapy laminate flooring.

frontroom

The first door to the right takes you to the front room which is of a good size and has bay windows. Tick!

katemoi

My boyfriend’s parents have been of great help accompanying me to flat viewings around the city and giving my boyfriend who has been working a second opinion. (He clearly doesn’t trust mine.) A big thank you!!!

palmtree

We’re having an argument about this plastic palm tree: I think it should go and my boyfriend wants to keep it. What do you think??

boxroom

The second door to the right is the box room aka guest room. It is one of the nicer box rooms I’ve seen, but there’s plenty of space in the living room for claustrophobic visitors too.

kitchen

The last door to the left will take you to the kitchen that is so well equipped that we don’t really have to buy anything. Notice our little herb pot that my boyfriend’s dad kindly planted for us. (My boyfriend used to own one plant that I remember seeing one green leaf on once and my plants all die from various diseases sooner or later.)

toilet

At the end of the hallway we have the toilet – nothing fancy but functional and bright. Hopefully we can get a lock on the door soon…

shower

Tadaa! We have another shower in the bedroom, will come in handy when we both have to get ready for work. Did I mention that my office will be just a five minute walk from the house?!

bedroom

Last but not least – my favourite room – the bedroom. That zebra has to go though. If you look out the window you’ll see a big garden that we share with a few other flats. Apparently no one uses it though, but I think it’ll be great for barbeques and chilling.

This is how the house came, but we will make some changes and make it look more like us. A bit more young and edgy. So, friends and family, you have no reason not to visit us now! Just let me know when you’re coming.

x Nina x

Nina Äikäs

I’m a Swedish-speaking Finn who left Finland for the lovely and thrilling London town in 2011, but after meeting an equally lovely and thrilling Scotsman I somehow now find myself in the beautiful city of Edinburgh. In February 2015 our gorgeous little girl arrived and made us a happy family of three. Follow my blog and get to know us!

  • Monica Äikäs

    Grattis till lägenheten! Ser trevligt ut, påminner t.o.m. lite om Speranskijvägen …

    June 4, 2013 at 6:13 am Reply
    • ninaaikas

      Hmm kanske lite, huset borde vara ungefar lika gammalt!

      June 4, 2013 at 8:54 am Reply

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