Alright, it’s been long enough since my last update on The Flat List that I should probably go through it again and see what I can cross off and what still needs to be done. It feels like a lot has happened since June; I hope I’m right about that.
Here goes… Read more
When I moved in to my flat, it was a mess. It remained pretty messed up for quite some time while I got my act together and saved enough money to start renovating properly.
Recently I have been working on the living room; and when I say ‘I’, I mean it’s mainly been other people. One of them is a very good builder / plasterer / general useful person who among other things has been restoring the bay window. Read more
I thought I knew what colour I wanted for my living room. If you scroll through my Flatspiration board on Pinterest, you will see lots of deep greeny-blue hues. Read more
Possibly the most irresponsible yet joyful purchase I have ever made is a pair of 18th-century Gujurati columns which I found at The Old Cinema in Chiswick. It’s a fantastic place filled with beautiful things: for the Brightonians among you, it’s like a much better version of Snooper’s Paradise. Read more
I’m cheating a bit with this post, because rather than giving you tips, I’m asking for them.
Help? Read more
It’s been a while since I updated the list of things that still need to be done around the flat, so I thought I’d grit my teeth and work it out today.
Although I feel like I’ve hardly done anything, there have been a few very productive days, which means I’ve probably done more than I thought I’d achieved.
I’m copying the list from the previous post and crossing out the things I’ve already done. And hopefully not adding any new things. Here we go… Read more
I’m having a bit of a phase. It’s a phase that might turn out not to be a phase after all, by which I mean it might well end up lasting forever.
The phase is plants. I’m a bit obsessed. Read more
The other day a Wonderful Thing happened with my flat. If you’ve been following the Flat Saga, you will know that Wonderful Things are not often forthcoming around here, so when they do happen I get Very Excited.
Now I’m going to stop using Gratuitous Capitals and start happy-screaming.
And breathe. OK, coherent writing. You’re a writer, scar, remember?
Right. Yes. Here’s what happened last weekend. Read more
…and now I have to find space for them.
A university is giving away part of its philosophy library, and I am taking it. Read more
I had a very pleasant surprise when I ripped up the flooring in the hallway and living room. It was this manky engineered wood stuff – some of it can look good, I know, I have it in the bedroom, but this was crappy – and I was expecting to just find sheets of plywood underneath, like when I pulled up the carpet in the bedroom. Read more