I'll be in Birmingham tomorrow (Saturday) and back in The Hague on Sunday night for my last week here. My plan for this weekend is to find a flat and over the next week, I plan to put my things in boxes and lug them to the post office. And also go to the SuperCollider con in The Hague.
I am visualizing what I want: It's £300 / month or less including utilities. It's 8 km or less from school along a reasonable bike route. The folks who live there like dogs. They're easygoing with a nice vibe. There may be more than one of them. They are relaxed. The room is big enough to hold me, my dog and my gear. There is internet in the house. My room has a window. It has wood floors or other hard material. The house is in good repair, especially the plumbing. The 'fridge works. There is a good place to park my bikes.
I can be flexible about some of these points. Do you live in Birmingham? Are you looking for a flatmate? Send me email, quick!
I spent hours of my life yesterday looking at flat ads on a service that i've subscribed to and sending email to the folks listed there and I've gotten exactly one response - a no.
I guess I can just mail everything to school and deal with it later, in case of disaster.