We have been slowly but surely adding to it and trying to make it into a bit more of a home.
You will remember the near Odyssean search we had for a decent sofa, which we are very happy with, but we needed more, more, more! A TV cabinet was soon to follow - and then a highly important piece of furniture that, when installed, finally made the place start to really feel comfortable. I am, of course, talking about the thing every home needs - a bookcase. We found this one:
|It's a beauty, no?! Me love it long time.
Much to my excitement, it was time to crack open all the remaining cardboard boxes and see what exciting things we had!
|This is only a small representation of everything - as I found two more boxes after this!
Hmm... So let's inventory this:
- DVDs that we never watch.
- All the German books I have bought (and never used).
- Blockbusters, the board game. Because, you know, everyone needs a bit of Bob in their lives! Can I have a P please!
- Assorted board games we hardly ever play - as board games for two aren't as much fun.
- Actual books of any worth.
So basically, in the mad packing frenzy that was leaving the UK, I mainly threw in a bunch of useless s***e.
Ho hum, anyway after some overly enthusiastic alphabetising of the books that had made it and some loving polishing of the new bookcase, we ended up with a pleasingly full and rather attractive end result:
Since then, we have also bought a rug, some cocktail glasses (tres important!), some cushions and a console for the dining room (arrival pending). So do you want to see the end result of the lounge? Yes? Yes? Oh, alright then!
|We are waiting for a beautiful photo to arrive for the wall behind Jan. Will be posting again when it gets here!!
|The view from the sofa into the dining room.
In the first picture the wall above Jan will soon be adorned with a canvas picture of a photo Jan took with his own fair hand. I will post a picture of it when it gets here, because it's an amazing shot!
There is also one more thing we have bought which we have to show you - but we have to wait for the last part of it to arrive before we unveil it! Stay tuned!