Corners: “Al”

If there’s one thing I’ve learned since moving into the new house it’s that getting things the way you’d like them to be takes time.  You know, Rome wasn’t built in a day, blah, blah, blah.  No matter how much you visualise pictures, furniture and colours before the boxes are put away, you have to actually live within those four walls for a while to really decide what colour you’re going to paint them and which picture is going to go where.

Over three months have passed since we walked through that door, and we’ll still figuring it out.  We’re still sleeping on a mattress on the floor and would you believe it?  There’s still packing paper up on the lounge windows.  *sigh*   But hey, this is a work in progress, alright?

Here’s a little corner of our lounge that I’m liking right now.  We bought the trunk from Homesense before we moved in to house all our DVDs and the little milking/foot stool (my new favourite thing!) is from The Range.

On top of the trunk is the Sainsbury’s Terrarium I filled a while back, along with a little marble globe and “Al” – a real Alligator head that Sunny brought back from Florida once when he was a kid.  I HATED this thing when we lived in the flat, it gave me the creeps – not helped by Sunny sometimes deciding to tuck him into our bed at night before I got in.  Grr!  He doesn’t bother me as much any more though (Sunny still does, but that’s never going to change!), and I think he’s found his spot.  He’s definitely a talking point for anyone who comes in! 🙂

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