My new flat – a glimpse so long

There has been a great build-up to this moment. In fact, I don’t think a single one of my blog posts this year has not made reference to the fact that I will be moving into my own flat – alone – for the first time ever.

Well, the big day finally arrived on Saturday and with loads of lugging, unpacking, cleaning and organising help from my family, I was quite happily settled by yesterday evening.

So, it is with great pleasure that I present to you a few little glimpses of my new little nest.

There is still quite a lot to be done, like getting a couch and plush Persian carpet (a girl’s gotta dream, right?) for the sitting room area, installing a towel railing and mirror in the bathroom and getting the last few kitchen necessities… but so far I’m quite cosy, comfy and loving it.

Sitting room sans Persian carpet and couch... watch this space! Nadia Krige

Sitting room sans Persian carpet and couch... watch this space!

My bedroom section. Just small enough not to get messy.

My bedroom section. Just small enough not to get messy.

How cool is this kitchen? 1950s diner vibe! Nadia Krige

How cool is this kitchen? 1950s diner vibe!

Look at this pretty screen Jana's lending me for a while. She made it herself.

Look at this pretty screen Jana's lending me for a while. She made it herself.

The Ellie family and the garden.

The Ellie family and the garden.

Good old typewriter and pretty sunflowers from my mommy.

Good old typewriter and pretty sunflowers from my mommy.

Finally somewhere I can ride my bike. Now just to squeeze it into the minuscule lift or get it down 3 flights of stairs.

Finally somewhere I can ride my bike. Now just to squeeze it into the minuscule lift or get it down 3 flights of stairs.

I bought this owl the other day. Do you think it's mean to put him in this pretty plant cage?

I bought this owl the other day. Do you think it's mean to put him in this pretty plant cage?

Finally - the view. I can see Robben Island from my bed. Also a lot of buildings, but hey!

Finally - the view. I can see Robben Island from my bed. Also a lot of buildings, but hey! The dark think here in the foreground is a palm tree. It's actually quite pretty and green 🙂