Today I thought it would be a nice idea to show you where I live and since the weather was great today, Mandy I and I decided to take advantage of that by going out to take pictures of the neighbourhood we live in.
One of the first things you see when you come to Whitehawk is an huge wall with some pretty impressive graffiti, when reading the graffiti we can conclude the Whithehawk library used to be there.
I would like start by telling you that finding a place to live in Brighton isn’t the easiest thing to do. Brighton is a very expensive city because it’s close to London and of course because it’s a seaside resort, I can imagine this place being full with tourists in summer. Then there’s the fact that most letting agents only do at least a 6 month contract and we’re only here for 4 months. Mandy found this place online, well actually she was going to have a look at a different room but got lost, and the property manager told her he had something else close to where she was. Mandy and I didn’t want to share a room, this place also had another room available and this way neither of us would end up alone somewhere else. We signed our contracts and started moving in our stuff on Thursday the 9th of February, the next day we moved in and slept in our new rooms for the first time.
In the picture below you can see my room, as you can see it’s quite small, however I’d like to point out that Mandy’s room is even smaller. It has a bed, a night stand, a small closet and a chair in it. Since I didn’t bring a duvet, pillow or anything like that with me to England, I had to buy those things. Several people told me that I should go to Asda in the marina village, I’d never heard of Asda before but I turned out it’s like those supermarkets in France, where they basically have everything. When I say everything I literally mean everything, from food, to fashion, to electrical appliances to cosmetics and all not that expensive. I paid around 5 pounds for a duvet and a little more than 2 pounds for 2 pillows. To cheer up my room I bought a very girly and floral bedding set at Primark and to add some cosiness I bought a scented candle in a floral tin, this is probably by far the girliest room I’ve ever had. In the top right corner you can see my keys with the beautiful key ring my friend Ilse gave me.
I also took some pictures of the view, I can see a primary school and hills out of my bedroom window.
Well this is where I live, next post will probably be about the university.