I know you’re just dying to see my flat :P So I’m posting the BEFORE photos…as in before I’ve had a chance to decorate, move my own furniture in, and make it my home.I’m not getting our stuff for at least another month…I swear it must be a sea snail pulling that ship and I’ll be scraping barnicles off my furniture when I do get it.
I should back up and say that it’s funny after you live in so many different houses there are things you find that are kind of a big deal to you…things let’s just say you’d probably take for granted if you lived in the same house for a long time. The first thing I noticed was that the flat had WINDOW SILLS!!!! Yes! I’m picturing books, plants, ect…in the window sills. I’ts been three houses ago that I had window seals, actual window sills that I could set something larger than a penny on! (you’re looking at your window seals now aren’t ya?)
Yesterday was gorgeous, sunny, and all the fall colors in full bloom. The girls and I took a nice walk to the toy store. What fun! :) This is also in a indoor platz that has a hair salon, grocery store, cafe, backeri, small Pottery Barn like store (whoo-hoo) and gift shop! In German stores, you bring your own bags, or buy reusable ones, you pay a deposit on bottles and bring them back for a refund, you also bag your own goods. If you use a grocery cart, you deposit coins and return the cart to get your coin back.
So I had a couple flashbacks to my school days in Switzerland as we were shopping here…first, I noticed these zip-up pencil holders…”HEY, I had one of those! Yes, and there are those ink cartridges I had too …what did I use those for…oh yes this calligraphy pen!! Wow! I wonder how many times I came home with black fingers!” :)
Oh yes! I really did write with this pen in FIRST grade! My handwriting was soooo neat…what happened? Guess what my kids are going pen their lessons with? ;)
Funny how something small like a pen can jar your memory! :)
Photography courtesy of haleigh :)