Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Welcome to my new home


This is the door to the place which I now call home ...

Today we have been at our new home for a week. We've unpacked most things ... apart from those that have nowhere to go; for example my clothes - oh yes, living out of a suitcase, I am - I do not own a wardrobe and our excursions to Gloucester Road where I was told there would be secondhand furniture shops aplenty have proven unfruitful ... but I digress ...

We've also made an "office" for both Sunshine and I to work in - so scrummy to have lots of tables AND space to put it all! The bedroom feels lovely (apart from the lack of a wardrobe for me - Sunshine has one of his own). The living room is coming together, but I think needs a bit more work in the "beautifying" department. The kitchen is fully functional and we've found our local big supermarket; and also local fruit and veg shop and wholefoods and organic shops (guess where we're going to be going to...). We've been making food and eating out in the back garden every night - niiiiice ... The 'dining' room is currently the dumping ground of unopened boxes - partly because we don't really know what to do with a 'dining' room - I suspect though that since most of the unopened stuff is Sunshine's juggling gear, it'll end up being made into a 'play' room.

We've been to see the Redcliffe caves, St Mary's church, Bristol Old Vic and even rode a steam train to the Create Center and Ecohome - all part of the "Open Doors" last weekend. We went up to the downs and Sunshine met someone from his old kite flying days. I've been walking round lots exploring the local, and not-so-local areas; can't believe how easy it is to walk pretty much anywhere. Found the local community centre and did a 'hulaerobics' class ... funny ... We've done the customary Ikea trip - but will have to go back when we aren't quite so tired from moving house (and when we have a bit more dosh). All-in-all, Bristol is more than living up to it's expectations ... all that's left now is uni and the course ... Here's hoping for the best!

Welcome to my new home ...

3 comments:

Camilla said...

Have you made it to the giant oriental supermarket yet?

ksklein said...

the door is great.

deb said...

wow! love these line drawings - v.beautiful