Posted by: chiarraigrrl | April 27, 2010

“You alright there?”

We moved into the new apartment on Saturday, and I have to say I haven’t been this happy in a long time. The views are spectacular, I love the apartment itself and it feels like a holiday home or something. And the neighbours seem very quiet, and not overly nosy, which is a refreshing change- no curtains twitching when the moving van pulled up, etc (which is a night-and-day difference from the old place, where everyone in the neighbourhood seemed to sit around watching each other). Wonderful feeling, delighted we went ahead and moved.

Yesterday my mother had the NTL guy in to fix up our cable television. He was to-ing and fro-ing to his van for equipment, and she didn’t realise he had left the door slightly ajar when he went out to the van until a knock came at the front door. Apparently another resident in the building was passing on the stairs, noticed the door ajar and became concerned that there might be a medical emergency or some such, so knocked at the door enquiring if everything was OK and if she needed any help with anything. She explained that the NTL man was in, and he apologised for intruding, saying he just wanted to make sure everything was alright.

In the old place, they’d be peering out the window all the time out of sheer nosiness, but never once did anyone act out of a genuine concern for neighbours’ well-being. I thought it was lovely.



  1. We’re in an apartment building right now where people smile, say hello, hold doors, ask me if I need help carrying things when I’ve got my walking stick – all these little things add up and mean that I’m really hesitant to ever move! Glad you’ve found a nice place too.

    • oh that’s wonderful! Sounds like a great place to be- makes a huge difference. Thanks mrs! 🙂

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