Finding a place to live
After spending all week looking at places to rent, we’ve finally found a place to live!! It was like being on MTV Cribs, being whizzed around the Kingston suburban hinterland by 3 different estate agents in tinted window SUVs looking at all manner of lovely gaffs… Some which seemed ridiculously huge and we would have definitely got lost in. Sitting rooms bigger than our whole house in Dublin. Giant bathrooms with huge double sinks… The different agents were all lovely, and full of chat about Kingston and the different areas and what life is like here – one of them even took me to a hospital appointment while I was getting a blood test done!
I went to see about 20 places and H (my husband) came to see a short list of 6. We choose this one as there is lots of space for us and the baby, and for visitors!! There’s 4 bedrooms, and a lovely light upstairs TV room, with a big kind of open plan dining room and living room downstairs. There are two (weirdly seperate) enclosed patios at the back, with wrought iron gates that slide back, and while the garden is only tiny – it’s bigger than with any other house we saw, and I just can’t wait to get planting things and see how fast they grow in the Jamaican sunshine! I reckon you might be able to grow a tomato here in about 5 minutes – and unlike in Ireland – it will actually go RED! And from the size of the basil plants I’ve seen in the supermarkets (like spinach) that is going to be fun to grow too.