It took two weeks and multiple estate agents but we found a flat in Hampstead! It's tiny compared to our old place in Brooklyn but was one of the largest we saw. I'm thrilled. It has a large lounge and a huge back yard - and I mean HUGE. I'll have to post photos of the yard.
It's ours on the 8th but our furniture doesn't arrive until April 2! Good thing we packed an aerobed, sheets, towels, etc. just in case. We'll stay at corporate housing until the 13th and do some painting, have the telephone, TV and broadband set up before we get in. We have a bunch of things to buy as well - like a new fridge and a washer/dryer.
Now I have to start a hunt for daycare for Cate and things for her to do - like playgroups, play spaces, Gymboree - if anyone knows any great places for 3 year olds in Hampstead please let me know.
Fen is thrilled because he can walk to work - or just take the tube or a bus which will only take 10 minutes if that. So things are starting to look up!
Of course if everything was going perfectly I'd be suspicious. Both Fen and I have nasty colds today - sore throats, congested, headaches and chills. Ah well. Hope we're better by tomorrow because we've hired a babysitter (a woman from Cate's current daycare) to sit tomorrow so we can go out for lunch. alone. I can't wait! And now that we don't have to search for a flat in our free time - we can actually get out and see London. Hooray!