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  1. Well that entire post was a waste of time…

    July 3, 2009 by superlative

    Cancel that entire previous post, as I did not go and see the nice seafront flat because the viewing got cancelled about four hours after I wrote all that. Some bastard has got in there first and taken it. So annoying!

    I was quite disappointed, because I’d managed to get myself looking forward to seeing it and excited that it might be nice. It seems however that if you want to get a nice place to rent, you have to move very fast. That flat came on the market on Monday I think, and because I only saw it on Tuesday and we were having a dinner party on Wednesday I couldn’t book the viewing until Thursday night. And that has proven to be far too long an interval – someone must have seen it on Wednesday and taken it on Thursday I think.

    So never mind. I have convinced myself that it was too far from town and that there would probably have been loads of stairs to get up to a third floor flat in a Regency building (because of the high ceilings and all that).

    We are seeing a different flat tonight instead now. It’s still on the seafront but closer to town. It’s ground and lower ground floor though, and the bit of road it is on seems quite a bit busier to me, so I think it’ll possibly be too noisy with traffic and passers by. We may as well go and see it though, and I guess we’ll just carry on looking at adverts over the weekend!

    In other news, my sometimes noisy and possibly drug dealing student neighbours are apparently NOT moving out in June as we had been informed. I was suspicious that this might be the case given that it is now July and they are still there.

    I got home to a letter from our landlord (who lives in the same building) yesterday, saying that he’d rung the students’ managing agent to ask why they hadn’t gone as he’d been told. And apparently he was told wrong because they were just given a warning and in fact have been allowed to extend the tenancy for another year. So he was quite cross actually, because they fobbed us off with “we won’t be offering them a tenancy renewal because of your complaints, so they’ll be out in 2 months”, when in actuality they’ve done the opposite.

    Saying that though, they HAVE been significantly quieter since we complained to their landlord, their managing agent, and the environmental health people. And the blatant drug dealing has not been so obvious, so maybe they’ve been doing it off the premises instead. So it could be worse, and we could have got much worse new neighbours to replace these ones who are now trying to behave themselves. So we’ll just have to live with it.

    I am surprised though that you can report someone to the police with suspicions that they’re selling drugs, the police can say “oh yes, what you’ve described sounds very suspicious and is a classic description of people who are dealing”, and then NOTHING happens. Nothing at all! What was the point?? I suppose you’d have to complain more than once or something, but still, it seems a bit rubbish to me.

  2. Such a nice neighbourhood

    April 27, 2009 by superlative

    I’m a bit disturbed by this article in the Argus saying there was an attempted armed robbery on my road on Saturday. What a lovely area I must live in!

    I was out at the time so I missed all the excitement, and fortunately it was a robbery in a shop rather than an individual being held up in the street at gun point, but it’s still a bit scary. I actually hate the shop in question, it’s an eyesore, so I don’t mind if it gets robbed particularly, but obviously I’m quite keen not to get shot by fleeing gunmen.

    It’s never been the nicest road to live on, I have to say. It’s close to town and lots of people walk along it on their way home after nights out, so that brings with it a fair bit of noise and the occasional bit of trouble. I’ve seen several fights in the time I’ve lived here, including one person who had their ear cut off (“my ear’s gone! my fucking ear’s gone!” cried the young man in question), and a gay couple who had a rather savage fight that featured belt-whipping, repeated in-the-face kicking, and then an attempt to bite a finger off. A charming couple with a bright future ahead of them, I’m sure you’ll agree.

    I’d never called 999 in my life before moving here, and in the last five and a half years I must have called it about six times.

    So anyway, it’s obviously not that nice an area really. Maybe it’s just as well we’re planning on moving this year. We had a meeting with a mortgage man at HSBC on Saturday, which was quite exciting in a boring financial sort of way, so now all we have to do is start looking for flats!