The setting of our flat to rights continues, but at a less hectic pace. On Sunday we bought a net curtain for one window and ordered one for the other window. Yes, I know that certain people think net curtains are not cool but when you live on a main road in London with draughty windows you are not allowed to change, a good net forms a useful first-stage air filter as well as providing some privacy until the lighting of the lamps in the evening.
We have also been prospecting for a pedal bin for the kitchen. The odd thing about pedal bins is that there are tiny and large and nothing much in between. Argos sells a 12-litre one for a tenner but our local store had run out of stock.
Yesterday I laid the carpet in the lounge. That sounds grander than it is. The “lounge”, you may recall, is an area of the front room, not a room in its own right and the carpet is the one we bought in Chapel Market on Saturday. It measures roughly 6 feet by 9 feet. I started by washing the floor where it was to go, using my new floor sponge. Then I had to move the furniture, unroll the carpet and move the furniture back. I managed all this and was gratified by the result. The carpet is a little bigger than we originally intended and this means reorganizing the layout of the room somewhat but the result is very pleasant.
There are still things to do but when I woke up this morning with a feeling almost like a hangover, I decided I needed a day off. I may do a little light shopping later but apart from that I intend to spend the day shamelessly reading, drinking tea and perhaps plinking at the computer.