Thursday, 11 April 2013

Picking Up The Threads

O.K.  I've had The Cold and The Cough . Nef and I have sewn the curtains .


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 There are even elegant little extras like towel rails and loo roll holders installed . So it was time to rejoin Society . .
Last week I went to an exhibition of late 19th , early 20th century paintings at the Groninger museum ... a sort of Carl Larsson + affair which was rather nice , if not earth shattering .This painting definitely struck a chord !



A spot of shopping and seafood noodles at Wagamama rounded it all off nicely and reminded me just how nice it is to Get Out . Both winter and the move have gone on quite long enough .  So much so ,that  Friend and I are going to the Collectors' Fair in Utrecht this weekend  , having sworn to each other that NOTHING will be bought , however tempting . We'll see ... I've never yet  left this event empty-handed .
Oh yes ,and I'm  getting to know our new neighbours . The 80 year-old next door apologised if she was keeping us awake at night  .... she didn't sleep well herself ,  she explained ," so always took her boombox to bed with her"  .

8 comments:

Suse said...

Glad to hear you've indulged in 'extras' like loo roll holders! Moving is the pits. You deserve a stiff drink i think.

Liz said...

But of course she does. Which respectable 80-year-old doesn't?

colleen said...

Perhaps you can find something to compete with the boombox at the flea market - would that be permissible? Surely it would be good to learn a new instrument...

Rattling On said...

You taunt me with your collectors' fairs. I love Larsson's paintings for their colours and light, nothing wrong with a bit of nice painting!

Lucille said...

I couldn't agree more. Getting Out is the remedy for this endless winter which seems just to be turning the corner into spring now. How good that feels. Congratulations on taming an IKEA flat pack of such complexity.

Friko said...

Boombox? Under the bedclothes, I hope.
You gotta love her.

And going to a collector’s market and not buying anything isn’t really on. all those exhibitors must make a living, you know. You’d be doing a good deed.

Marcheline said...

Even though the word "boombox" is so 80's, I'm still fairly impressed that an 80 year old woman is hip enough to use it. (The word, not the boombox. That would be RIGHT. OUT.)

Marcheline said...

You are BOTH officially invited to join my PARTY BUNKER. I'm building it to avoid seeing or hearing any spoilers for the upcoming season of BBC's "Sherlock". All my blog friends are going to live there with me, and bring various delicious items to eat and drink. Come on over and let us know what you're bringing to the party! Also, you have to help me choose a bunker design. More when you arrive....COME ONE COME ALL!!