First stop was my living room. It isn't a big room; and it doesn't have to lofty Victorian proportions of the front of the house. It is also a dark room as the kitchen extension at the back of the dining room and the trees surrounding the garden block out a lot of the light; it also faces east which doesn't help.
It's a blue room... the carpet was 'a bargain' and could do with replacing; we used to have a rug but it didn't really fit when the new sofa arrived (I kind of miss the rug). The new sofa is our third sofa in just about a decade. The first sofa, well you know what they say, buy cheap, buy twice. It was blue and matched the room but it had cushions instead of a proper back and nothing would stay right. Sofa number two cost a bit; again it was blue; at the time the only sofa in the shop with a proper back. I didn't like it from the day we got it home. The arms were too big, the cushions were feather filled and needed constant plumping and the seat was too short. Sofa number three (affectionately known as the Sofa of Sloth) is chocolate brown (to hide cat hair) and has those cunning levers you pull to make the leg rests jump up. I love this sofa.
We also have a lot of 'stuff'. Books and DVDs, pictures and pennants, and ornaments. Each cherished and treasured and with it's own story.
|The sofa has far too many cushions, |
but this is my favourite
|This is the 'Elephant in the Room'|
“What’s that?” *indicating a paper-maché elephant head* “Oh that’s the elephant in the room, we don’t talk about that” “Why not?” “No, it’s…never mind”
|Pinkness by the eggs|
|The cat is not amused|
|All the way from South Africa|
|Tales of the Alhambra|
|Fat cat, King frog and friends|
Fat Cat and King Frog are supposed to be garden ornaments, but they never made it that far! The gem globe was a Christmas present; we saw one on late night shopping TV and wanted one and happily got given this gorgeous example as a Christmas present.
Also on the table is the white cat (one of many in the room), the change jar (big coinage for bus fares and stamps), the money-box for small coinage, my Gator helmet signed by Chris Leak, the dragons and the money toad.