Wednesday, 17 February 2010

I like this one!

Older brother, restless soul, lie down. Lie for a while with your ear against the earth and you'll hear your sister sleep talking. Say "Your hair is long but not long enough to reach home to me but your beard someday might be."

And she'll wake up in a cold sweat on the floor next to a family portrait drawn when you were four, and beside a jar of two cent coins that are no good no more. She'll lay it aside.

Older father, weary soul, you'll drive back to the home you made on the mountainside with that ugly, terrible thing. Those papers for divorce and a lonely ring. A lonely ring.

Sit on your porch and pluck your strings, and you'll find somebody you can blame and you'll follow the creek that runs out into the sea and you'll find the peace of the Lord.

Grandfather, gentle soul, you'll fly over your life once more before you die. Since our grandma passed away you've waited for forever and a day just to die. And someday soon you will die.

It was the only woman you ever loved that got burnt by the sun too often when she was young. And the cancer spread and it ran into her body and her blood and there's nothing you can do about it now.


Tuesday, 16 February 2010

All I want is a shower curtain!

The problem is, I don't know what it should look like exactly.... As the bathroom now has quite a classic appearance, I would like to keep the colours plain and the design should not be too girly (by request of The Man). I would like for it to be made from fabric rather than plastic, because it will drape nicer, be washable and look a bit more elegant.

I have searched the Internet high and low, and spent a few lunch hours trawling through the shops, but so far, nothing has pleased. Or, anything that has pleased was from a source from over the big pond and hence not easily obtainable.

Here are a few that have caught my eye:

DKNY Color Block Navy

Marimekko Kaiku

B&Q Floral Shades

Anthropologie Avian Scene

Monday, 15 February 2010

It is (almost) finished!

After 3 weeks of washing my hair in the kitchen sink and hankering after a shower, the bathroom is now pretty much done. All it still needs are a few final touches, like a bath mat and a shower curtain, a coat of paint for the door, and a few touch-ups around the ceiling.

Phil the Plumber finally gave us the go-ahead for using the bath and shower on Friday night, and I've had a bath a day since then. I am very much enjoying lying in a bathtub that feels as big as an Olympic pool compared to what we had before, looking at lovely white brick tiles and shiny chrome things. And a heater in the bathroom? What an improvement! No more chilly mornings!

Here are a few pictures: