Thursday, October 08, 2009

There's been a lack of updates round these parts because:

a) I've been back in Canada for a much needed holiday


b) stressing out

Stressed out, you see, because my ancestry visa expires on 1 November. Upon returning to Glasgow, I quickly had to find all my applicable documents, fill out an extension application and of course, cut a cheque for a mere £465.

Adding to my stress levels is the fact that my landlord wants his flat back by 2 November. So, that'll be the fifth (FIFTH!) time I will have had to move since moving over here in April 2006. I couldn't bear with the thought of moving YET AGAIN so Paul and I toyed with the idea of buying a flat - specifically in the "new builds" in the Gorbals. After viewing the flats last night - which are nice - I wasn't convinced because frankly, there was fuck all around. Sure, we could have a lovely three-bedroom flat, but what happens when you run out of milk?! Or need to pop over the bank machine!? Also, if I wanted to live in a soulless condo, I would have stayed in Toronto.

Nah, I'd rather spend an outrageous amount of money on an old tenement one-bedroom close to things.

Needless to say, we haven't found a place yet.

Some Photos from My Holiday in Canada:
Drinking beer, lakeside, during sunset in Muskoka. Does get anymore Canadian than this?

Old Quebec City with our hotel, the Chateau Frontenac, looming the background

Ontario College of Art and Design

The new Frank Gehry designed Art Gallery of Ontario


Melaina25 said...

Ew, New Gorbals is not a nice place to live. Everyone I've known who's stayed/stays there HATES it!

David T. Macknet said...

Yah, you've gotta find someplace nicer than that. Not that having a decent flat wouldn't be worth something, but ... there are only two ways to go: having the convenience (and puketude) of living in the city center, or having a detached house with garden. Anything else is just not worth it.

Glad you're back!

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