Finally, I found a decent place to live!
I knew I’d get there eventually…I just didn’t anticipate it taking as long as it did. But it was probably worth the wait, as the place itself is the best place I’ve viewed (and I’ve lost count of the number of places I’ve viewed over the past few months). It’s also in the city so handy for everything that Sydney has to offer!
My two new housemates seem pretty decent so far. They at least go out and are pretty social (unlike the last place I had the misfortune of living in – they got nosebleeds if they were out past 8pm). So social wise, I think it will be a good move for me as I don’t know many people to go out with over here. A house-warming night out already took me to several pubs/bars places I hadn’t been in before. So things are looking up. I can see myself being here for the long run.
I had to buy a few things to settle in though, top of the list was bedding. So at the weekend I went to buy a couple of pillows and a duvet: goose down, duck down, feather & down, latex, memory foam, wool, cotton. Too many options, all with different permutations and expense. You need a degree in bedology before you attempt to buy this stuff. How on earth are you supposed to know what’s what? Who teaches you this? Are you just supposed to know…and why is it so expensive?!
I’ve never had to buy this stuff before. I remember only finding out that there was such a thing as a Tog rating about 6/7 years ago from a ditzy girl in work who said she had put her ‘summer duvet’ on the bed. I looked at her like she had 2 heads…until I realised this was the norm: I’d had 1 duvet which had done me through countless summers and winters.
Anyway, I came back from the shops with a pillow, a fitted bed sheet and duvet cover (I decided spending money on a duvet was a step too far and I just couldn’t bring myself to spend that much money in one go, so I kinda bottled it). I need to do some duvet research first, but it’s warm enough over, it’s not like I’m waking up with frostbite.
I got home from my shopping expedition and put the bed sheets on…they were massive…I’d bought stuff for a king size bed, not queen size. D’oh. I decided I didn’t like the pillow after I tried it properly either.
No problem thought I, I’ll take them back and exchange them. Only, someone somewhere…quiet rightly (probably)….decided you cannot exchange bedding/pillows.
Anyone need king size sheets and a high-profile pillow (used once…minimal slobber)?