So we moved to Switzerland. I will have some time on my hands, since I will be freelancing, to do all things crafty, beautify our home and travel. Never kept a diary in my life but let's hope this attempt at one will be a successful one. :)
Today we are finally getting the keys to the apartment and checking in. Before that a quick trip to IKEA, then off to the apartment to get the keys and to wait for delivery of the new stuff. A couple of trips from our current place should be enough to move all our things and we are officially spending New Year's at our new
So today the weather gods weren't as kind to us as yesterday, but still it wasn't too bad and it didn't rain all day. Managed to get to Eiffel Tower, Place du Trocadéro, the Pantheon, Notre Dame, and stroll around the Latin quarter. Musee d'Orsay and Monmart tomorrow. :)
So, I've found this place, COateliers, and we've planned on going there last month, but in the last moment it didn't work out, but this weekend (16.12.12) we've finally made it!
It's awesome, and the ladies are even speaking English, so that was an extra bonus. :)
Basically you can start from scratch with just the wick, but that takes an hour longer so I started with a base candle. You dip it into the different waxes, waiting for it to cool off between dips (there's a bucket of water to help this go faster), and watch your candle grow...
For the carving part, I've never done this before and only seen it a couple of times on YouTube, so this time I let the lady to carve, but... seeing her work, and watching more YouTube I think that next time it will be all my handywork.
Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy!!!
We finally got an apartment! 2 months to the day of searching, visiting, applying and being rejected (great training for one's ego, btw) and now we are the proud owners of a 2BR with a fireplace and a balcony, 10 min by foot from Andrey's work and 5 min from the lake! :)
Finding an apartment is no trouble here, finding and agency willing to rent it to us, is!
The stats are:
- 72 apartments seen
- 41 applied for
- 2 "sorry not for you" callbacks
- 10 "sorry not for you" letters
It's a Chanukkah miracle - got the call on the second day of, and a New Year's present - lease starts 1.1.2013
This is rudimentary sketch, but this is future home:
Now off to Pinterst to make a shopping list for supplies needed to make all my home decor plans/dreams come to life!