Our IKEA delivery arrived on Friday and we set about putting things together. First, new beds for the boys. They were very pleased with their proper beds. A new sofa to replace our sad one in the loft that’s nearly ten years old. And one for our front living room which we have done nothing with ever since we moved in 6 1/2 years ago. Our front living room has mostly accumulated toys, an old coffee table which we had taken away from the den once we had kids… that kind of thing. It pretty much was more of a storage area. Sad but true. But now we have shelves (mostly to store the kids’ toys)! And a sofa!
More importantly, our loft is now actually a library! One wall is nothing but shelves. We have a new sofa and I got a lovely wing chair! I will put up proper photos once my books are up, but for now here is a preview of some empty shelves….!
It was definitely a tiring weekend of physical labour! But we are so happy with how everything is shaping up. We still have to get rid of old furniture so things aren’t as settled as I would like it yet, but we will get there soon!
Playing in the leaves after preschool. His classmate had a birthday and gave everyone a Doraemon watch!
A book pyramid.
The Grand Tour. The three car nuts are back, this time on Amazon Prime, in a tent-studio that travels the world apparently. It was lots of fun to watch!
I’m typing this on Sunday night and the last thing I ate was sesame balls from the Hong Kong-style takeout joint near us. We picked up some chow mien, beef chow fun, garlic chicken, green beans, sweet and sour pork.
It was definitely fall weather last week, such a change from the week before when it was still T-shirt weather. So I’ve been thinking of stews and soups and baked pasta and baked rice kind of meals!
I really liked Margot Livesey’s Mercury, so was pleased to read this interview with her (The Millions)
Shaking hands with death – Terry Pratchett
In order to live – Yeonmi Park