This is Gannochy House. No, it isn’t very pretty. It houses 80 or so students, mostly PGs. It’s divided into two buildings (I’m in the one pictured), connected by the Common Room. Each floor has its own kitchen, which serves as the common area, because there’s only one Common Room for the whole building. Bummer, I know. Now, for some quick pics of my room:

a) b) c)

a) Taken from the corner with my sink.
b) My desk and notice board. This is the only area we are allowed to put anything on the wall. I’m in desperate need of a calendar for the last 3 months of 2008, so if anyone wants to cut up a calendar they have and send it to me…
c) The one place where I’ve broken the rule. (I so wanted to put up my “medieval ladies” above my bed, agh!) Since Sarah has Sophie (see photo on right, a blast from the past, our room at the Vines), I put up MGMOA’s “Salmagundi Club” exhibit postcard, another partially clad impressionistic woman standing before a mirror. I’ve decided to name her Verity, for truth (Sophie comes from sophos, meaning wisdom).

Anyways, that’s my room. I like it. It reminds me a little of Jhumpa Lahiri’s Interpreter of Maladies, like I should be putting milk on my windowsill.

I’m also desperately in need of some twisty ties. I can’t find them anywhere! My bread and frozen veggies would like to be tied off properly. Since you’ll be sending me cards anyway, could you spare a few…? 😉