Monday, 28 June 2021

The beginning

This one is done and dusted and in use.
There was an end last week, but there was of course also a beginning. As in a new place for me, Brom (and Mouse) and Miss Oswin. Very exciting indeed.

That hideous wall in front is now painted a lovely magnolia colour,
which really lights up the rest of the room.
Not that I am ready to move in just yet. I had hoped to be in by my birthday this week, but that is very much wishful thinking. I might move in alright, but there would not be anything in the house apart from painting materials. 

The living room area with a funny little window.
The plan is to paint everything first, then have the flooring done (professionally) and then move everything in. Due to Corona and holiday, the first option of having the flooring done is July 19th. Well, it was August 2nd, but by splitting the house in two (up and down) and doing it on two days, they were able to fit me in. 

This will be my bedroom. 
Which means I have some time to paint. So far I have done and finished the downstairs loo and am working on both kitchen and living room (one big room). A friend of mine came to help with the painting the other day and did some ceilings.

Not sure about the shower curtain
I also have to order things: television, fridge, cooker, internet/television, electricity/gas and insurance. I must admit it is a fair bit, but I am enjoying it. Then there are the things I have to have help with: painting of the upstairs landing and the actual moving in. So, if you are in the neighbourhood...

The garden will need some serious trimming back as well. 


  1. Ik zou alvast wat rollen toiletpapier aanschaffen!

  2. Hari OM
    (heheh - yeah, I kinda noticed the lack of loo roll too!)

    I was thinking this very morning about your lovely house - and more specifically the garden. Some guidance is on its way (nudge nudge wink wink).

    It is very tiring, setting up home but has also an exhileration that keeps one going. I am mildly jealous of that lovely wetroom - don't really need a shower curtain for such as that, but it looks to me like you could put a rail across separating the sink/loo from the window/shower side if you really wanted... OR - You could use a roller-blind-style vinyl... YAM xx

    1. Yes, wet room! So every time I take a shower I would have to dry every single thing, including the washing machine! So not happening!!!

  3. Congrats on getting this far already.

  4. I look forward to seeing everything once you have moved. The magnolia was an excellent choice!! What type of flooring will you have installed?
    Hugs cecilia

  5. It looks like you have plenty to keep you busy while you wait for the new flooring. We can't wait to see how it all turns out.

  6. Well, you have your free time all taken up now. It that an old time transom window to allow for air circulation? Hugs

    1. I don't know, but it looks weird over a window instead of the door. And there is enough circulation happening in another way.


  7. It looks like a great place. I'm intrigued by that shower! Can't wait to see it when it is all done.


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