You can reach me by mail

D and I have moved in.

We arrived on Monday morning to meet with the real estate agent  to go through the état de lieu.  There are a few things that aren’t perfect but the apartment is great.  The kitchen update is wonderful.  We have brand new appliances — dishwasher, fridge, hot plate, oven, washer — and a new sink too.  The counters were redone.  The best part, for me at least, is the 1970’s tile on the wall.  It’s totally retro and suits the apartment.  (I will post photos once we’ve figured out what to do with the massive amount of cardboard currently in our entry hallway.)

D and I spent most of yesterday and today cleaning and shopping.  As we’re still waiting for our furniture — yes, you read correctly — we had to make a few purchases.  We needed certain staples: coffee, milk, sugar, bread, cheese, wine, and (of course) champagne.

We’re slowly getting to know the city and have found a few places that we may call our own.

1. We found a bakery/pastry shop.  It’s 340 m away from home and I’m glad that I have to walk there.  If the bread we’ve had is any indication I’d be in big trouble if I didn’t have the walk as exercise.

2.  Downtown Nice is a 1.4 km walk from home.

3.  The nearest grocery store, Carrefour, is a 15 min walk from home.

4.  Breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the terrace is fun…although we’re currently retraining the neighbourhood pigeons.  Trust me, you can retrain pigeons!

5.  The Promenade des Anglais and the beach are less than 1.5 km away from home.  Even closer is Vieux Nice.

So yes, we’re making progress and things are moving if not at the pace that we’d choose.  I have no complaints as life is good, the sun is shining, and it’s almost time for an apéro!

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4 Comments on “You can reach me by mail”

  1. August 12, 2010 at 9:04 AM #

    Sounds great! Congrats on moving into your new apartment…so many places to explore & sounds like you are well-situated. I really enjoyed Vieux Nice; perfect for strolling the markets!
    We bought all new appliances too, save the dishwasher, you scored with that one 🙂 Love the feel of new stuff when you just move in…a real new beginning..
    Looking forward to your photos..& hope the furniture comes soon!

    • August 14, 2010 at 5:44 PM #

      Thanks Tuula!
      Also saw your post re: your trip to Paris. I love Paris…and I love chocolate. Will have to take a page out of your book the next time I’m there! 🙂

  2. August 13, 2010 at 12:19 PM #

    Happy belated moving in day! I hope you’re enjoying yourselves, the location sounds wonderful, so much for you to see and do and all so local – am feeling very envious 🙂 Can’t wait to see the photos!

    • August 14, 2010 at 5:21 PM #

      Thanks Piglet!
      I’ve been a little behind in updating and replying. Things are going well. I will have some photos soon…once we dig ourselves out of cardboard boxes. Round 2 starts on Monday!!!

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