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Amanda’s Angle - June 2009

28 May 2009

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I want to start this month by saying to those of you that were expecting the more sophisticated article that I promised, well forget it.

I know I promised that I would try, but actually after spending my birthday at Dreamworld and going on my first ever roller coaster, I have discovered I am now more immature than I realised.

So back to normal and the normal rationale of my mind. I am currently flat hunting in Docklands and I am finding the process very difficult. Not only can I not find anything in my price range when I do find a good one I am competing against another 50 applicants who all offer more than I can afford … not fair.  Don’t they know who I am! 

And then the estate agents suggest that on my budget I should look at surrounding suburbs and I think, great I could live in Port Melbourne but then they hand me the schedules for property in Footscray and Spotswood.  No way. I am a Docklander there has to be a solution.

Anyway, on a gin-filled haze one evening it came to me –  THE WHEEL.

There we have 21 compact homes and it is not going anywhere for the next 12 months.  And then I remembered the publicity that David Blain got when he was suspended in a glass box above the Thames in London for 44 days, a great tourist attraction. He attracted global media.

I could do the same.  This could be great for Docklands and great for me! Close to the shops, excellent views, close to public transport. I am sold!

Then came Saturday morning.  What was I thinking? I suffer from claustrophobia. I have vertigo. I am over 6ft tall. Not to mention, where would I go to the toilet? 

I am still looking.  Any serious suggestions welcome.

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Comments

  • Louise at 7:23am on 11/06/09

    Amanda
    I have a nice loft that I am prepared to rent out to you. It has magnificent coastal views which you are tall enough to see without getting steps to stand on and is close to all amenities.
    Please come back to sunny Forres; we miss you loads!!!
    However, The Forres Gazette is not a patch on Docklands Community News but The Wheel does look a bit cramped for you!!

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