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aruna
04-19-2008, 12:03 PM
A friend of mine who is a published novelist and editor of short story anthologies and tutor at writer retreats is looking for a housemate for the summer months.

Here's the mail she sent, if you know anyone suitable or are interested yourself, please let me know! She's a great person, kind of bohemian. I think it would have to be for the whole three month period, though.


I live in a modern spacious flat with wood floors throughout and new kitchen and bathroom areas, a decked patio outside. Very near Willesden tube and overland station, a minute form Harlesden High Street. I need a flat mate for the three summer months, late May early June till end of August 2008. The room is £600pcm including council tax. Itís a large room with en suit shower and loo. Very private and quiet. I am looking for a non-smoker who works regular office hours, preferably a single person in their 30ís or older. Easy going and considerate around communal living spaces.

Perks
04-19-2008, 04:06 PM
I'll be right over. God, that sounds like fun. Except I'm not single. Maybe I could be - just for the summer.

Birol
04-19-2008, 04:14 PM
What are "regular office hours"?

Sounds like a great opportunity for someone, Aruna.

aruna
04-19-2008, 05:19 PM
What are "regular office hours"?

Sounds like a great opportunity for someone, Aruna.

I think it just means she wants someone who will either working (writing) or be out of the house most of the day, ie not a disturbance.

aruna
04-19-2008, 06:11 PM
Here she is by the way. I love her opinion on Naipaul!
http://www.pulp.net/top10/03/monique-roffey.html

maestrowork
04-19-2008, 06:37 PM
How I wish I actually lived in Europe and could just take 3 months off and write.

SpookyWriter
04-19-2008, 07:47 PM
A friend of mine who is a published novelist and editor of short story anthologies and tutor at writer retreats is looking for a housemate for the summer months.

Here's the mail she sent, if you know anyone suitable or are interested yourself, please let me know! She's a great person, kind of bohemian. I think it would have to be for the whole three month period, though.Well if she were living in the Netherlands or Ireland then I'd be the perfect candidate since I'm going back to live in Europe soon. I'm actually looking for this same arrangement but in the two countries I listed.

aruna
04-19-2008, 07:49 PM
too bad, spooky!

SpookyWriter
04-19-2008, 07:53 PM
Yep, go figure.

Old Hack
04-19-2008, 08:51 PM
Oh, Aruna, what a temptation.

When I was 22 I bought my first ever flat of my own, at the Harlesden end of Willesden High Street. It wasn't the best area of London but it was by no means the worst, and I was very happy there for a couple of years. I don't think my children would like it if I left them alone for three months, though. Never mind.

Mr Flibble
04-20-2008, 12:57 AM
Anyone takes up the offer, I'll take you for a beer k?

aruna
04-20-2008, 02:45 AM
Anyone takes up the offer, I'll take you for a beer k?
me too?

Appalachian Writer
04-20-2008, 04:55 AM
Would that it were that I could take your friend up on this. Alas, time, money, responsibilities, etc. all come together to squash the idea. Good luck in finding someone. I will be envious.

aruna
04-20-2008, 11:04 AM
Just wanted to add that foreigners would not have to pay Council Tax... so take off about £100.

Mr Flibble
04-20-2008, 04:56 PM
me too?

But of course :)

Elliot Cowan
04-21-2008, 05:30 PM
A retreat in London.
I lived there for two years and was only too happy to retreat from London.

waylander
04-21-2008, 06:04 PM
Anyone takes up the offer, I'll take you for a beer k?

I'm in for that

Mr Flibble
04-21-2008, 06:05 PM
wohoo! booze up!