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I can't believe its been a month already since I last blogged. We've been so busy since we returned from our trip to Amsterdam that I haven't had very much time to sit down and write.

We have finally found a new flat! not that we looked very much to be honest. We viewed this place before we went on holiday and then thought..well if its available in a month then we'll take it. I didn't really think it would be but it was way to early to apply for anything. When we came back I still couldn't stop thinking about it so we went for another look. The agency agreed to gut it and put a new bathroom in, new carpets, paint, etc. With that agreed we couldn't refuse! it's a gorgeous 1930's mock tudor building that's closer to town then we already are..and we're pretty close! But it's really secluded from any main roads and it's like a little community. Plus we have friends in the building a couple floors above..which is how we even came about finding it.

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So we signed up and we're moving the 1-June. Well technically we get the keys that day but we still have our current flat for another 3 weeks after that so it will be a leisurely move! Since we are going from a furnished to unfurnished flat I've been spending all my free time shopping. Oh tough life eh?? Buying a dining room table, a bed, wardrobes, etc. We got a couch from a friend from work so that was a bonus.

The other exciting news is that we are going to Paris in a week and a half! It hasn't really sunk in yet and plus its over a long weekend and no time off work is involved it doesn't feel like a holiday yet. But I am still so excited. I always dreamed about going to Paris! I will have lots of pics to post once we're back.

My friend Jenn is going to Singapore next week and shes doing a verrry long layover in London so I've taken the day off and am meeting her there. I can't wait! I don't get to see anyone from home that often so it will be so awesome to spend the day showing her around London and talking to someone I already know and not trying to suss out who they are. I'm so excited that I'm taking a 6am coach to Heathrow to meet her shortly after her flight arrives..mad!

My course hsa been keeping me pretty busy lately. I've started studying at work on my lunch break..an hour completely uninterrupted and shut away in a room. It has turned out to be really productive so I'm really glad. After working all week, coming home everyday to study and spending my weekends studying is becoming really mundane and hard to keep up. I will be finished this course in July and write my exam on the 16th thankfully. Only 7 more classes to go until I get my degree...it will take ages but well worth it in the end.

So to end this I'm going to post a picture of a nasty surprise I had the other day..this thing is massive!!

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A SLUG!! Omg I was so grossed out..just sitting there beside the computer..ughhh can't wait to move!! The damn moisture in this country brings out nasty things.

Au revoir!!

Posted by ashleym66 15:18 Archived in United Kingdom

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Ash....your new home looks amazing....such a lovely country setting...I'm sure you & Rich will be much happier there....don't know how you two have survived in that small flat for so long....without killing each other!! Happy moving....Love Mom xoxoxoxoxo
(PS...that slug is good fishing bait!)

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