Let's face it folks. I'm a little controlling -- not really about people, but about where I live. The house we live in now? I found it. I was at the build site every day as it went up, I chose every single color in the house except for the office, I chose the cabinets and backsplash, I found the exact stain I wanted on the concrete and the hardwoods I wanted upstairs. I chose fixtures and trim color and the NINE different paint colors and yes, I had a full-time job too and was also planning the wedding. I even closed on the house entirely by myself which took hours because I had to sign not only for me, but also as the power of attorney for the Canadian (he was off somewhere at a customer site as per most of our relationship).
But honestly, this dynamic has worked out well for the both of us - he's relieved to not have to deal with those details and I love them, so it works. (Just so you don't think the Canadian is totally emasculated, I do check in with him on all these decisions, but he's an easy going laid back Canadian which makes us work quite well together.)
Back to the original point of this post (now that I've revealed I'm sort-of a control freak) we had to find a corporate apartment that would be a good place for him to live for the next 3 months (near work, decent 'hood, yada yada). In addition, it needed to be a good place for us to live together for a month during which time my full time job is to find us a place to actually move into during this jaunt across the pond. So we've been on the internet hunt (with the help of a realtor in London) for a temporary place that meets all of the Canadian's immediate needs but also works for the both of us when I arrive.
Success at last -- we've found our temporary digs.
Our expatriation will include a lovely stay at the Warwick Road Apartments in Earl's Court. (All photos attributed to SilverDoor Apartments)