In just under three weeks I will have a visitor. Of the sororal variety. Also called my little sister. And where I had two bedrooms when I still lived in a small red cottage in the countryside, over here... I don't. I have one bedroom and that's it. I do however have plenty of living room space. In fact so much that my landlord is planning to make a second bedroom where my television is living. But only after I've moved out.
Anyway, sister and bedrooms. Because we prefer not to sleep in the same bed (we will if need be), she will have to sleep in the living room. Either on the sofa bed or on the spare bed. The thing is though, the living room is quite light in the evening because it's facing north-west. Ie where the sun sets. And the only thing I had covering the windows were highly inadequate voile-type draperies. I needed curtains.
Well, I got curtains. And really nice ones as well. They are so-called darkening curtains and they turn my student-like tv room into a cosy nearly grown-up place to be at night (Pepperfly, do you think it's catching?) .