Moments of the first half of 2017 brought to mind the Paris motto, Fluctuat nec mergitur, a Latin phrase meaning “Tossed but not sunk.”
At the beginning of the year our boiler broke, whilst having reclaimed wood shelves installed – which turned into a much bigger job as the horrid MDF storage units being replaced turned out to be rather attached. Cutting into the walls, the MDF cupboards finally relented with plenty of plaster to remember us by. On the positive side, at least we had the entire contents of the living room crammed into our bedroom to avoid the dust and keep us cosy…Who needs central heating. It is however good to be reminded of the things we take for granted. *she types whilst swishing her freshly washed hair, thankful for hot water for evermore*
But all that fades to comparison with the fact my grandad also passed this year. There is a fine line between how personal one gets online, particularly as I started blogging to share my flat renovation not my family, but one of my grandad John’s sayings seems pertinent. “It needs a coat of looking at,” he would say. Therefore, a fair mention for problems relating to life and wall.
I will leave you with my love of the year so far, MyBuilder.com. You can post a job and find trusted builders and tradesmen in minutes. Plasterer, gas engineer, I almost had them all in one week.
Me in my happy place, Paris / Brooklyn Flea Market
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