- Confessions of a shopaholic wasn’t the best rom-com ever (it’s Sex in the City meet Devil wears Prada), but I laughed quite a lot at Isla Fisher. She has great comic talent, and she is worth watching the film for. She and Hugh Dancy.
- I saw A View from the Bridge last week, and wow, Ken Stott blew me away. A must see if you happen to be in London before the 16th of May. Great acting work, also from Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (she was Lady Marianne in Kevin Costner’s Robin Hood!). Don’t miss it!
- And then my flatmate is leaving. And I have two seperate lines of thoughts about this.
I need to find a new flatmate. I know our rent is not the highest, definitely not for the area in London where the flat is based, but loads of people are leaving London because it is so expensive. My worries:
Will I find a new friendly, funny and reliable flatmate?
In American movies like the above Shopaholic they always show flatshares where people are the best of friends and where things just seem to work. I want that too. Which is why I probably need to find another place to live. My current flat does not have a shared living room, so it’s natural to retreat in your own room.
And if my current flatmate and me have spoken more than 100 words to each other the last 2.5 years I will be surprised.
So my current dream scenario is finding some really nice people I click with and rent and nice house somewhere in London where there is space for privacy (I still want to be able to sit in my room and read or write or watch a Bill film on my own) but also space for socialness. But where to find the people, and where to find the place to live! It is probably pathetically ignorant to think that that is possible. I must think about this.
- I am going to tick the lighthouse in Plymouth off my list on Saturday. And will stay with the lovely dogs and my good friend in Devon for the weekend. Here is to good weather for everyone, to sea views, beach walks and Devon creamcakes with tea.
- It’s Pancake day today.
5 thoughts to “Confessions of a stressoholic”
Sure be careful looking for a new roommate. The movie ‘Single White Female’ comes to mind.
Pancake Day? Did you make any pancakes yourself? ;-)
No pancakes adventures this time.
And roommate – don’t scare me, I am stressed enough already! :)
I think your idea of a house share is a very good one. I’ve always found that best way to organize something like that is to tell everyone you know that this is what you want — and then they tell people, and those people know someone who knows someone and… eventually, it all comes together.
Good luck with this!
Thanks Lily, maybe you are right and I should give it a go, I have nothing to lose here.
Hmmm, something has chanced here…!