Before I forget: a Happy New Year to all our readers 🙂
No blog posts for the past couple of weeks as we have been away sunning ourselves in the Caribbean.
I’m not convincing anybody am I?
Oh well, back to reality then 🙂
One big change at Waffle Towers has been the room layout.
On Christmas Eve (Christmas Eve evening, to be precise) we finally decided our vintage green sofa had to move into what we call our ‘library’ (ie, where our bookcases are) and so we deployed last year’s most useful buy, a set of furniture sliders, to make the job easy. Shana spotted them for sale in a magazine inserted into our tv listings paper (lucky that, because I usually just throw what I refer to as ‘the comics’, eg, leaflets advertising mobility scooters etc, straight in the bin). The sliders consist of a set of four plastic rectangles with a foam pad attached, so you can pop them under each corner of a piece of heavy furniture and can then glide them over either carpet or vinyl flooring. A steel angled lever also cane with the set so you can lift the corner of whatever you want to move, and shove a slider underneath.
Why shift all our furniture?
Well, we were frequently being dazzled by the new houses across the road. And not because of their architectural quality either! No, it’s just because the sun bouncing off their windows is so bright it’s like looking at a mirror. Simply intolerable.
Moving to the library side has proved much more cosy and a tad warmer too. Should have done it months ago.
Another benefit is that the dining table, which used to be in the library, is now where the sofa used to be. And it feels more like a bistro where it is now,
Moving stuff around also meant we no longer needed full net curtains at the main window (only put up to try to minimise the dazzle problem) and so now Smoky has got his view of the outside world back. Seems like everyone’s happy, doesn’t it?
So, as I said, Happy New Year.
And now, after all that hard graft hauling settees around, I think I’m ready for that Caribbean cruise. Or not, as the case may be 🙂