Guys, guys! Guess what! The library is finally finished! Hurrah! Rejoice, etc. We started working on it when we first moved in two and a half years ago (whoa) and it’s finally, finally finished. It’s been on my Life List for as long as I remember, and I can’t express enough how much joy it brings me to spend time in this little room. Before Oh, before. When we moved in the walls were pale blue paint over stripy blue wallpaper. The skirting boards were SILVER…Continue Reading “Life List: Have a Library”

Wait, you don’t have a library? In all seriousness, we are very fortunate to have been able to buy a house large enough for me to indulge my childhood dreams. I’ve wanted my own library for as long as I can remember, and we’ve been working hard since we moved in to turn this dusty, neglected box room into a cosy, joyous haven. The bulk of the renovation is done – we’ve removed the silver (!) paint from the skirting boards, stripped the stripy wallpaper…Continue Reading “Picking Prints for the Library”

In the most first world of problems, we’ve moved all our bedroom furniture around and now I don’t know what to use as my bedside table. My previous bedside table was a set of drawers/shelf unit that is firmly affixed to the wall, so I need an alternative now we’ve moved our bed. Woe is me, etc. We’ve been selling a lot of our old furniture – we had a lot of black-brown items from our previous place that just don’t fit with the style…Continue Reading “Bedside Table Decisions”

“i love you much (most beautiful darling) more than anyone on the earth and i like you better than everything in the sky —sunlight and singing welcome your coming although winter may be everywhere with such a silence and such a darkness noone can quite begin to guess (except my life) the true time of year— and if what calls itself a world should have the luck to hear such singing (or glimpse such sunlight as will leap higher than high through gayer than gayest…Continue Reading “Life List: Paint EE Cummings on a Wall in Our House”