• Gotta find a place to live…

    by  • April 25, 2014 • Everything Else • 0 Comments

    Seems like just yesterday when I was looking for a sublet in December.. and Twitter came through and found me lovely digs! Moved into my new place in February expecting to be here for a year, starting beginning of the financial year, and unfortunately the folks I’m renting from decided they’d rather have a live-in nanny than a shiny, happy Gupta. So I’m looking for new digs from June1 through the next year or so.

    My life basically locks to two locations: Euston (work) and Epping Forest, where I spend quite a bit of time trying to keep myself in an environment far, far too urban. Epping is most accessible via Chingford, which means Liverpool Street, or by the Central line through places like Theydon Bois and Loughton. I’ve also gotten very used to living on the Victoria Line, but unless I’m going to be in Oxford Circus, I can’t do both!

    But either one will do, because Walthamstow to Chingford is also a reasonably short hop, and end-to-end on the Victoria Line is 28 minutes. 28 minutes.

    I’ve been living on my own here (with a nice back garden!) for the past few months, and it’s been absolutely delightful. But I don’t think I can afford to live in London on this kind of basis, not unless I find something absolutely remarkable. So I think I’m looking for a share. I’m going to be working from home (software) about half the time, and I’m generally pretty easy to get along with.

    Special preference for “Spikes” – you know, those 8 to 10 story blocks of flats which pop up around London in areas where everything else is flat. I absolutely love those places, and the views and roofs and all the rest of the things that go with them. So there’s that.

    Thoughts? Do you know of anything? Friends, family, contacts, strange little corners… You know how to get hold of me 🙂

    Thank you!

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    Vinay Gupta is a consultant on disaster relief and risk management.


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