01.02.2010 26 °C
Today is day 12 of our time in NZ and time has whizzed by as we have been soooooo busy! Since the last blog days have mostly consisted of scouring the internet and papers for flat rentals and then making appointments to see the places. Each day we seemed to get nearer and nearer to what we wanted. The first lot we saw were right in the city centre but the downside was they were very tiny and we soon realised that we were going to have to move out of the centre a little if we wanted more space. We spoke to agents who told us that houses are all unfurnished over here and that we would be better off looking at smaller apartment blocks which have more space and are usually furnished.
Some we saw were definitely bigger but the furnishings were sparse, others were filthy, some we didn’t like the surrounding area but today we found the one we love and we move in on Thursday!!!!
It is in a good location close to the city with good transport links and we have shops and restaurants on the doorstep. It also comes with secure parking for 2 cars which is a bonus as lots of the places we saw would have meant that we had to pay extra for parking.
It is only a one bedroom place but the living area is big enough for us to set up a temporary bed for any visitors that we hope will stay! We had seen 2 bed places but none were anywhere near as lovely as this place and we figured for the majority of the time it will just be us 2.
Our next job is to find a car….and wait for my work visa to come through so I can work. Gerald has been applying for jobs all weekend, he sent off about 8 applications by Sunday night so hopefully something positive will come out of that.
That’s all for now