One job I was pleased to get done at the end of last week was to get most of the books I have brought with me from Wales onto the £8 car boot sale bargain bookcase.
The bookcase was waiting to be painted before I filled it up with books, but in my bid to 'tidy' up the large spare bedroom here at the flat I had filled it's shelves with all sorts of detritus and I could never be bothered to empty it all again to begin painting.
Then I brought another bag full of books from Wales last time I had to go there and the other day I thought enough is enough time to put most of the books I have here in one place so I can see exactly what I do have. So I completely emptied it, put away anything that wasn't a book, dragged it out into the hallway and collected together all of the books except the recipe books I have on the kitchen worktop. Now I smile as I pass and my books/friends are back where I can see them numerous times during the day.
Also as we have now found somewhere to buy here in Garstang and I sort of know the colour scheme I will be going for I have decided to hold off with the painting of it until I can have a big batch of my chosen shade of retro green made up again. It's been eleven long years since I fell in love with this particular shade and I doubt I will ever tire of it.
My little Alien TV stand/bedding box will point you in the direction I am going, although this photo shows it looking slightly bluer than it is in the flesh and I think I will be warming the greenness of it a little bit more.
At the moment my new little narrow kitchen looks something like this ...
... just six foot wide and startlingly bright in shades of white and turquoise-y blue and I feel the need to tone it down and cosy it up.
I am really pleased that at the near end of the run of kitchen units there should be room for my beloved Welsh Bread and Cheese cupboard, which will then be the larder for all of my food supplies. This will bring additional warmth into the place with it's lovely rich old pine.
Wow ... I veered off subject a bit there didn't I ... I was talking about books and I've given you a glimpse of my future!! Well anyway the bookcase will most likely be painted green to bring colour to my new home as it's wood doesn't match anything else I have. I'll do it once I have moved, or just before.
My little Christmas treat to myself is this Emma Bridgewater Christmas tree decoration sized jug, ordered at the same time as the two mugs but it took longer to come as I had it personalised . And as I purposely chose it not to be too Christmassy it can stay out all year round 😀