Living in East Ham

April 23rd, 2006 | by Charlotte |

I’m settled in my new place in East Ham. The landlady, Chaz, is really sweet and it’s nice to unpack for the first time in weeks. I went shopping for a pair of business suit pants yesterday and East Ham is vibrant and cosmopolitan.

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Note the gap in the postcode. I cannot look up geocaches on Geocaching.com without that gap. There are 5 geocaches near the stations surrounding Upton Park. (Isn’t that London tube geocaching map cool?)

I shouldn’t stay on too long. Chaz has dial up at 1p per minute. It’s quite fast for dial up.

Here’s what the house looks like from the outside.

Outside of the house at East Ham

Here’s the street view.

On the road

Outside looking the other way

Here’s what I see from my window in the back of the house.

View from my window

I’d include a picture of Chaz and her husband but they’ve gone out for the day. It’s cold, raining and miserable and I don’t fancy going outside, but I may have to pop down to the local store and also check the bus timetables. I need to be at Victoria Station tomorrow by 9am. The interview isn’t until 10 but I like to get there early. They’ve already shown me an interesting job via e-mail, although I only saw it this morning as I haven’t been able to connect to the Internet at Starbucks.

I’ll try to get all my photos and travelogues up over the next few days, depending on how busy I am getting work.

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  1. 4 Responses to “Living in East Ham”

  2. By cjb on Apr 24, 2006 | Reply

    It’s not a good idea to have your address out where Google can see it…

  3. By yewenyi on Apr 24, 2006 | Reply

    it is great you have found a place to live. London is so full of endless miles of places like this. 🙂 Look forward to hearing you have a job.

    Here is a map for the others.

    http://www.streetmap.co.uk/newmap.srf?x=541616&y=182834&z=5&sv=541616,182834&st=4&ar=Y&mapp=newmap.srf&searchp=newsearch.srf&dn=739&ax=541616&ay=182834

    when you are at Shooters Hill on the other side of the river, remeber that that’s where my relos are from ,though some are also form Woolwich and Deptford.

  4. By Charlotte on Apr 25, 2006 | Reply

    Thanks Brian. Had a successful interview with a publishing recruiter today. Now for the slog of applying for the jobs they offer and interviewing, if I’m lucky…

    I’m not too worried about having my address online. What could happen?

  5. By cjb on Apr 25, 2006 | Reply

    >>3
    Elementary Identity Theft.
    The person who stole your wallet didn’t immediately try to empty your account within an hour– it’s very likely they’re planning the Junkie’s crime of choice applying for new credit accounts in your name. (No, I’m not being needlessly paranoid; it happens :^P) Your home address is another ‘point’ of information, and the second hit on Google for your name gives them all they need to know to ask for a address-redirect from your credit company. Make sure to check with them for all the accounts and mailing addresses under your name every couple of months.
    TC had his bank account emptied in much the same way.

    Also, ex-boyfriends can use Google Earth to /spy/ on you. That would not be good. ^_^

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