Monday, July 13, 2009

OOPS, We Found Another Flat!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Now what?

We spent the morning until mid-afternoon walking around to half a dozen properties for viewings; I’m sure we walked at least five miles, as we have every day since we got here. Demetrios is becoming very tanned. I’m just turning red and freckly.

But look what we found! It’s right on the Promenade, which is to say, overlooking Marine Lake and the ocean. And its view is not only unobstructed, but also cannot be obstructed sometime in the future, because there’s nowhere to build between the flat and the ocean.

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It's old-fashioned, with big windows and high ceilings.

It’s very bright and airy and very spacious, even if it is only one bedroom. There’s a separate breakfast nook, as we’d call it, but a dining room here. The bathroom is modern and is sunken; i.e., four steps lower than the rest of the apartment. (?) There’s a balcony, too, overlooking the water. And it’s all on the 3rd floor (second as Europeans count), so the view is marvelous. There’s even a fireplace, gas-fired, I think, as is the heat.

It's even within our price range!

The only problem is, there’s no lift (elevator) in the building.

So now we are in a quandary. Which will win out, the romantic or the practical?


orrologion said...

Better than a stairmaster...

That would be easier to rent out a little while you are away, which would defray the cost. (Perhaps my family and I can do so, now and again).

elizabeth said...

Well, as long as you do not break your foot (like I did when living in my old apartment) stairs are great! :)

Love the view!

Am looking forward to seeing what you chose.

Anastasia Theodoridis said...

Please note that these posts are backdated, not written in real time. The decision was actually made on July 3. Stay tuned...


William Weedon said...

I'm wagering they went practical...

Anonymous said...

Hi, I'm so pleased you have decided to move to Ormskirk. It has been a pleasure to share in
your journey - it has been awesome. Looking forward to seeing you again when you return to England. Wishes Jacqui

Anastasia Theodoridis said...

Welcome to my blog, Jacqui! I hope you've scrolled down and seen yourself written about two or three different times.

We, too, are very excited about living part of the time in Ormskirk, and we haven't forgotten your promise to come to our flat for tea one day.

Meanwhile, we hope all is well with you?