Thursday, June 23, 2011

New Irish Digs

So, life as I know it back in Ireland is about to change quite a bit. If you've been reading for a while you will know that I am (not officially) done with pre-clinical medicine. Provided I passed the recent exam gauntlet, I'll be starting my hospital rotations on Aug 2nd in a new city (and not a moment too soon, honestly I think I am about to get 'office chair' sores from sitting and staring at textbooks all day long for the past two years.)

Pretty sure that for every month of pre-clinical medicine in the world an angel loses it's wings.

Anyway, I know very little about my new city except that there is a decent coffee shop, a giant Tesco, and no yoga studio. Well, 2 out of 3 ain't bad I suppose. My casa novo is about 7kms out of town on some crazy Irish road (and by 'road' I mean 'ruts wide enough for a carriage') and I love it.

It's so CUTE! Don't you just want to pinch it's cheek?

Front 'mud' room. Plenty of room for all my raincoats.

Front hall. Riveting isn't it?

Yes, yes I will be drinking cosmos* in my scrubs after a long day of holding retractors!

This is the view from the chair where I will be drinking said cosmos.

Oh hello, furniture that isn't made of flame retardant pleather! It's about time!!

Two words: gas stove. BAZIIIIIINNGG!!

Laundry room off the kitchen, complete with toaster. There is also a small bathroom attached. I think the drying rack really ties it all together. 

Guest room with ensuite. Never thought I'd have a giant felt flower in my home.

Guest room bathroom. Can't you just hear the Zamfir pan flute music that I will be pipping into the room when there are visitors?

My room. I like to sleep in bedside tables.

View from my room.

Kristina's room. She prefers a bed to sleep on, that is why we are so well matched as roommates.

Upstairs bathroom.

Kristina realizing she is tiny enough to live on the landing.
Across the street. Awwwww yeah!!! No annoying kids shooting hoops while I am trying to sleep off a nightshift!

View from the 'road'.
Needless to say, now that I am out of student accommodation people are actually considering coming for a visit! Kristina is only staying for a semester so not sure what will happen after Christmas. Maybe I'll turn it into a B & BYO Breakfast or something and charge 200 Euro a night. We'll see.

The part that I am trying not to think about is that young Tobington will not be living there with me. Because I mean really, what could be more romantic than living in a beautiful new house in the Irish countryside together?

Apparently living in separate countries. Le sigh.


*I don't actually drink cosmopolitans usually, I am more a dirty martini kind of girl, but I think the pink livingroom is going to drastically increase my consumption of beverages topped with tiny umbrellas or large pieces of fruit.


Anonymous said...

Heck yes! I'm a Tequila Sunrise girl myself. (Actually, I'm a gin & tonic person. But when I feel like a girly drink...)

Your house is adorable.

Ryan said...

Two years! I can't believe it's been that long. Congratulations on being done, and nice work on the house, what a snazzy home!

Albinoblackbear said...

AP--I have to say, I've never tried a Tequila sunrise but I am well familiar with the Gin and Tonic of which you speak...

Ry--I know, right? Weird. Thanks! I figure it is the universe recalibrating after living in a dorm for the past two years. ;)

Heather said...

That place is so cute that I want to put it in my pocket and feed it pastilles. Great find, you! From countryside to omg seriously that house is so adorable I could put it in a snowball on my mantle or something, if I had a mantle.

Albinoblackbear said...

M/H--Hahah, I know! As soon as I saw it on daft I totally pulled a "it will be mine...oh will be mine" a la Mike Meyers. :)

Absentbabinski said...

That place looks AMAZING. I'm entirely jealous. Might be in part because I'm stuck in South London and somewhere like that would cost a terrifying amount of money.

And congrats on finishing your pre-clin stuff. I'll be joining you in that boat in a couple of weeks!

Anonymous said...

As a "as long as it stands still long enough I'll drink it" kind of guy, I cant comment on the cosmos, but those ARE some sweet digs.

Keet said...

I will bring the umbrellas - you bring the roaring fires! I can't wait to come visit you in your new digs.

PGYx said...

Dear God, your place is AMAZING! The exterior, interior, and the neighborhood...I love it all! I want to move there now. :-) How did you find it?

Did you decorate yourself or have help? It's completely inconsistent your assertion that you lack mad decorating skillz. It also makes me wonder how everyone but me knows where to find attractive/nice/high quality furniture.