Wednesday, 6 October 2010

A room with a view

At long last, we clear enough room to put the dining table with four legs on the ground. We still can't access the chairs all around it, but there is a row of three crammed between the table and the wall, more like a bench than a seating arrangement. The room is madness: filled with boxes and furniture that has not yet been taken to the right room. As the builders are still in and out of the house I have designated the utility as a space for them to leave boots and equipment and spare parts, so all the washing is hung on the other side of the table. Anywhere else and it would be filthy in seconds: here I feel I have some level of control.

There is a rare moment of wakefulness in the morning and my daughter lays the table for breakfast. She places three bowls in a row, and insists that Mummy sits next to her. My son sits on the other side, a cosy threesome in the chill morning air (we can't yet shut the window properly).

"Isn't this lovely," I say, "all three of us together."

My daughter giggles. She's delighted, cuddling up to me. There is more reluctance from my son.

"Yeah," he grunts, "and looking at Dad's underpants."

Must, must, must find alternative space for drying clothes...

4 comments:

The Dotterel said...

Excellent! Time for a virtual housewarming...

Catharine Withenay said...

Ooohhh! Was just discussing a real one with friends (originally planned for half-term ... now deferring to Christmas, or maybe New Year......) but a Virtual one! How fab! All the fun but with none of the dishwashing afterwards!!

Hadriana's Treasures said...

How fab! I've been wondering how you've been getting on so glad that the chaos is subsiding and things are going well. Super.

I like the idea of a virtual house warming as well. When is it to be?

I also read your AMS post (very quickly) and I've never been able to get into his work. I loved the BBC series so hope I can still crack him so to speak!

Thanks for your encouraging comments over at mine. :)

diney said...

Mines a virtual gin and slimline with lemon ! Parteee yay! X

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