The Snowy Day

Woke up this morning to white. Not just a sheet. A whole blanket! It’s winter in my neighborhood. :)

Advice is like snow — the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind.
-Samuel Taylor Coleridge-

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Holland Road

Only a contract away from my new basement flat! The complete bottom floor of a refurbished terraced house near downtown Maidstone, it has a lot of potential. The pictures give an estimate, but as the owners haven’t finished their work yet, it’s far from complete. Once they finish I will be doing some painting, furnishing obviously, and then trying my hand at decorating. I have big ideas for the place, and a rare opportunity to begin all new. I’ve been looking into sofa beds, as it’s a studio now, with a large bedroom to be remodeled sometime in the next several months. Also trying to dream up a good color scheme. After spending so much time in warm, comfortable spaces designed by Linda O. over the past few years, I have a feeling in mind more than a palate. Hopefully I can hit my mark! Let’s do a virtual tour! Continue reading

Hello England, I’m here.

I’m finally here and beginning to settle in. It was a long journey, and probably felt longer due to fatigue, separation, and disbelief. I’m still not sure it has sunk in, but I’m (mostly) unpacked in a room I will be staying in through October and today I even ventured out briefly.

The trip over was seamless. After a long night of packing, stress, and emotion, I had a beautiful morning with Benjamin, who made me breakfast and Continue reading