Monday, November 28, 2011

Oh frabjous joy!

A room of one's own! Well more of a cupboard actually, but a place where I can happily paint, sew, paste and ponder while looking out at the changing scene before me. Previously I have shared a room with the Prof who is not the neatest person and having two 'not the neatest persons' sharing one room equals chaos. Files would appear in the middle of my stuff, stacks of reference materials grew like mushrooms over every available surface, there would be paint spills and tears...oh dear.
Just coincidentally the little front room in our house which was previously a porch and usually called a 'sunroom' was in need of repair, so, in went new windows, a clear out of junk, a paint job and voila, my new room.

It is so nice to be able to see out to the park across the street, it is a very lively, well used park, weddings, picnics, barbeques, tennis courts, bowling club, Gay and Lesbian Festivals, Christmas Carols, African drummers and even a bagpipe band that practises every wednesday afternoon. A few weeks ago we were privileged to see and join in the celebrations for the King of Thailand's birthday, as I said a great park.
Another bonus is the frangipani tree right outside the window, I am looking forward to some heavenly perfume in the summer months.
Now all I have to do is produce some work to justify all of this.


  1. Hi Carole
    Looks like a great spot - lots of light, a big window and lots happening out there, for you to join in or not. And we do need somewhere nice in order to be creative, don't we!
    Enjoy your space - I am still looking for a home to live in, and after that a space to play in :)

  2. I am so happy for you... a spot of your own!!!
    Sending lots of December magic your way.
    Sherry who dreams with the Swans