On the wish list was a new kettle, toaster, iron (can't wait to use that!), shower curtain, inflatable bed (whilst we're waiting for ours to be delivered), pillows and more besides. Our shopping spree was a success and with all the coupons our friend Richard supplied, we saved around $150 - result! We also resisted buying all kinds of useless gadgets and tat, which was even better.
The funniest thing is being able to trust in new and unfamiliar brands. Luckily I've come across some of them working for a home interiors magazine, but the rest are not so well known, or in the UK known for something else entirely.
Anyway that was the weekend, in preparation for the movers delivering all our belongings from the UK which had been shipped over. So early Monday morning we left our temporary bungalow and home for the past eight weeks, for the last time. Even though it's been like living in a 1950s time warp, it's been a great little place and as I've spent more time there and getting to know the surrounding Burbank area, will miss it (and the squirrels of course).
Our lovely new shower curtain - it's fab buying nice new things!
You may be wondering why I'm updating my blog and not unpacking more stuff at the moment. Mainly because I'm supervising two 'handy men' whilst they take out some cupboards to fit a new washing machine and tumble dryer in our apartment (it's not the norm out here, so I'm very glad it's happening, but they don't rush that's for sure).
Plus we're not sure when we'll be without cable and internet access as there will be a switch over period between us and the previous occupants, so am making the most of it!Bye for now...