February 02, 2009

And you may find yourself in a beautiful house, with a beautiful wife

I've been busy.

I've hinted at it in previous posts, but now it finally seems I can be quite sure about it: I've bought a house. If nothing unexpected goes wrong in these few coming weeks, the house in the little picture is ours by springtime. It's going to be a big change, from my two-room appartment on the third floor in Amsterdam to a complete corner house with a garden in Almere. From living alone to living with a partner, a child and a dog.

Am I growing up or what?

Almere is one of the youngest cities in the Netherlands: 65 years ago there was nothing but water here. The Flevopolder was finished in the early 1940s, the first house was finished in 1976 and Almere became a municipality in 1984. It's quite a change from the 1000-year-old Amsterdam, in almost any aspect.

Our neighbourhood is called the Muziekwijk, with streets like the Beatlesweg and the Rolling Stonesstraat. It's wishful thinking to hope to find some indiepop-related streetnames, but hey, I still like it as it is.

If you're ever around, come visit. We'll have a garden party!

Download (Mediafire)
1. Pants Yell! - The not-so city life
2. Detroit Cobras - C'mon over to my house
3. Dragonette - Get lucky


mamutopia said...

Ja hee, als je in Almere gaat wonen, kan ik natuurlijk geen broodjes langsbrengen :)

En ik stem voor een Weepopstraat!

Anonymous said...

Hé hé.. Come'on! I'm sure with +- 50€ you could easily corrupt that young municipality and change the name of your street into something as : "This is the end of Straight Street" or "Madeleine Street".

But, what's the actual name of your street ?

Dennis said...

It's the quite unhip (but lovely) Vivaldistraat.

Anonymous said...

Good luck with everything Dennis! :)

martijn said...

There's a Coldplaystraat somewhere in Nijmegen. Ouch.

You won't live on number two, will you, for that will be, erm, kind of twee.

Congratulations though! And good luck! :)