but there is good reason - we've MOVED! Yay! We now live in Brighton in an awesome 4 storey , 2 bedroom townhouse with a great view of the sea and only 5 minutes away from the train station (very handy when you have to get the 06.51 train every morning).
the commute is pretty brutal at the moment and I'm going to have to really get used to it, but so far it's OK. If the trains run fine then it's not the worst thing in the world. If they don't then of course you're sat there for sometimes an extra 30 mins, but you can't have everything and if it was easy then everyone would be doing it and it wouldn't be fab living here because it would be full of cockneys.
more good news - exchanged on the flat yesterday too! yippee! the stupid boiler, broken tiles in the bathroom and damp is now all someone elses problem! horrah! it's amazing renting again. it does feel wierd that this isn't my home, I've been a home owner for more than seven years so of course there is randome anxiety about "not being on the property ladder" for a bit, but the fact that when something is broken someone else fixes it and pays for it, totally makes up for it!
So, on wednesday next week a big lump sum arrives in my banck account - AWESOME. Will i be able to resist spendiong it all on stupid tat from Primark? Who knows, but its a nice feeling and i'm really pleased and happy that little headache is over.