Much has happened in my life in Adelaide in the last week! But it has been hot the last couple of days and I don't feel inspired to write in the heat, it makes me tired and lazy..
I am finally and thankfully moved out of Shakespeare's hostel and into a flat with my very own room! I had been getting increasing disgruntled and fedup of hostel living; the hostels here really are not bad. Compared to the East Coast where you regularly have people coming in pissed and noisy at all hours, generally backpackers in adelaide do not go out so much, I suppose because it is not the same sort of party destination. But still, it gets annoying. On Thursday night I had a welcome escape from hostel land when I went to stay with my aussie friend in Salisbury, a suburb of Adelaide. the peace and quiet were bliss and only made me more intolerant on my return to the dorm!
Saturday morning I did my usual moring check of gumtree website and saw an ad for a room on Gouger Street for $130/wk plus bills. i had been hoping to get somewhere for $120 or lower, but with increasing desparation comes slackening of criterea! I went to see the place sat afternoon.. it is above a restaurant and I nearly turned back thinking it would be grotsville but persevered and was WAY glad I did!
My new room is small, for sure, but it has in it a bed with bedding, a small desk and chair, a comfy chair and a small stand-up wardrobe type thing to put my stuff in. I only had to buy a multiple adapter for the single socket to plug all my stuffs in. It has a nice big window and a skylight and is really bright and airy. As soon as I saw it I was like 'yes'. It is fine, it's just what I need and the rest of the flat is nice too with a HUGE lounge area (with, randomly, a couple of photocopiers and a whiteboard in it). I share with a korean boy and a korean girl, a thai girl and an indian boy and they are all very nice and friendly and spend time together and nice stuff like that. Having my own space is bliss! I have no mirror or drawers to put my clothes in and at the moment my bedside table is a cardboard box, but a boy at work said his mum is moving house, they have heaps of old stuff they don't need and he will try to procure me a couple of things. I keep just coming into the room, sitting on my bed or chair and looking around me with a big satisfied grin on my face.. it's good to know I'll be here for two months, it's good to have a bit of stability.
I joined the gym, too! Fitness first is a lush and well-equipped gym with heaps of machines and loads of classes and swanky changing rooms with showers and hairdryers and lots of cool stuff like that. It's been ten months now and I just want a LIFE and some routine and things that make me happy on a day-to-day basis, like privacy and exercise and mr lappy :)