Sunday, May 27, 2012
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Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Well we have been back for 2 weeks now and it has been quite difficult settling in..I suppose a lot of factors have influenced that...the car accident, the delayed flights resulting in some extra hours and one extra flight coming over, the weather here since we have arrived...it has snowed twice and been extremely gloomy for the majority of the time and also I think purely because we spent so long in Australia and had really made a nice life for ourselves and settled in quite well in all areas. The only thing missing over there was contact with family and friends here.I feel a lot better than I did so time is taking care of things.
We have been scouting around for furniture and as we speak Don is putting together the dreaded flatpack from Ikea...I quite like their stuff and it was fun yesterday walking through the monstrous building...we realized though that if we are going to buy anything else from there we really need to set aside a lot of hours for it...and be very patient. Our living room is very slowly beginning to look like a home...its still quite bare on the floor as we don't have our big rug back from friends and in this weather it makes a difference to the cosiness of our home..but the big comfy lounge chair is back in place and this morning I put the cover on it which is very pretty and instantly made a difference.
We checked out the consignment shops for furniture but the problem with second hand is that what you want is not always in stock so no luck there. I would like a second hand sideboard...I just love the patina of the old timber so will try to be more patient with that purchase.
My art room is set up and I have begun some new notebooks to send over to Holland..I have to find more papers to use in them and have also begun a new painting. Melanie and Phillipe babysat a big painting of mine (which I hated) and so as soon as I got it back I collaged over it and started a newie! Big canvas all set for me..
A new consignment shop has opened up just around the corner so I went over yesterday and bought a funny little old wooden 'mailbox'...it would have been in a church or somewhere for notices...will take a photo today. And they had some really pretty old pottery jugs in gorgeous colours...I can feel a new collection coming on! In this weather I really have a need of lots of colour!!!