Tuesday, 8 December 2015

The Chair




Here it is,  I am thinking about recover it in leather.  My parents cat has had a good go at this chair and clawed it lots.  Its very low, so I may not be able to use it at a desk.  I am thinking once the roof is raised I will have it somewhere in the hall, where all the books are with a lamp.  An inviting nook, hopefully not a dumping place.

Remember {this house}?  I mentioned it in this {post}....

Well {here} it is featured in the TV programme.

Whats going on around here?  Well we bought a different rug for the lounge.  You can see it in the above picture.  It didnt work in the lounge due to the accent colour on the roman blinds in there.  We were going to move the rug in the lounge to the dining room.  But have now put the new rug in the dining room... are you still with me?

As you can see it is what some may call ethnic...  I say I think it looks, from the outside in, Greek (greek key/wave motif), then maybe South American and then in the middle I think it is called the eyes of Fatima.  [We bought rugs with this motif in Tunisia when we were trapped in a rug factory and they wouldnt let us out unless we bought something.  3 rugs later we escaped into the daylight and freedom, maybe I will tell the full story another time.  For now back to this rug...].  My friend says it is very Mexican looking.  I have never been so I cant say.  What ever it is, I think it looks really good; when the curtains are up I will show you.  It has already made the room look softer.

The lounge is taking on a life of its own and is nothing like how I wanted it.  I wanted a more sleek, American style built in shelves and media in the alcoves.  And some how it has started to be more traditional British country.  I think our budget has made it more this way.

We need to start planning the garden for next year - where the veggies can go in.  As we have been here for the summer, we know where the sun goes and where is hot and where there isnt so much 'all day sun'. As in previous gardens I have needed shade, so not 'all day' direct light will be better for salad stuff that bolts.  I grow huge amounts of salad, as  salad lettuce costs mucho £££ in the shops and we eat a lot of it.  Ieven make it into soup and have it with white wine and peas (a french side dish that I love).

What do you think I should do with the chair?  The pink needs to go, I have nothing it goes with...  And are you planning your garden?

p.s. Harry,if you read this, I love that you loved the Hunger Games.  The books are better.  Now you need to read or see Divergent.  Trauma at the hands of a book!

10 comments:

Toffeeapple said...

Your chair has lovely proportions, is it comfortable? Bear in mind that leather chairs are very slippery and can also be cold on one's nether regions! It does look like a reading chair rather than an office chair.

Sol said...

Hi Toffeeapple, it is really comfortable. I think you are right and it is a reading chair. it is quite low. when I take it to the upolsterers, I hope they can guide me a little as I really dont know what to do with it.

hope you are well.

Irene Holland said...

Like the chair. Please don't choose leather, it needs to look and feel warm, friendly and welcoming. I am very partial to an ethnic rug or 7.

Sol said...

Hey Irene, will have a look and see what they have in the shop when I take it, there maybe some fabric that takes my fancy. I also need someone to repair/restore/look after a sampler I have. Its a family heirloom....

you would probably love my friends house, she has rugs on the walls and floors. Turkish, persian, you name it she has it. I feel like I am in a genies lamp when I go to her house.

Thanks for the comment.

Raybeard said...

Sol, I suggest you keep the chair as it is and acquire your own pussy-cat to go along with it.

Btw: I saw the first two 'Hunger Games' films but wasn't enthused enough by them to see the third. Now that the final instalment (completing Part 3, of course) has appeared I can't summon up the interest to bother with that either - though one never knows. (Heigh-ho!)

Sol said...

Hey Ray, believe it or not, last week when looking for cushion innards (cant think of the right word right now), I went in to the pets at home place and they have a Blue Cross place in there. I went to look and see how long it is from a home visit to the time they allow you to adopt a pet. I wanted to be ready. Apparently they dont do a home visit. She said they had a huge amount of animals at present, and at the end of January and February they have even more. there were no animals there it was just a drop in centre. The lady was so nice. I hope that we can get 2 older cats. But I have to think that next year we are having the roof taken off of the house and I dont want them to run away. the work is going to take approx 3 months. so I have said to myself 5. so September/october next year we may have some rescue cats. Cant wait. Till then when I go to my friends house, the cats descend on me and we end up in a heap on her sofa. she has 4. and they love me. it might have something to do with the fish scraps I take them. one purrs and it sounds like a tractor. he was hit by a car and has something wrong with his voice. he is my favourite. He likes to be brushed.

The books are better than the films Ray. Honest. Just like Divergent and the City of Bones. the books or should I say my own imagination is better every time. the ending of the last Hunger Games could have been done better. Maybe with some voice over from Katniss, as you dont know what has happened to Gale or anyone else. it should have done a voice over and fade in fade outs of the others lives, post the fall of the Capital.

Raybeard said...

So pleased about the possibility of you taking in unwanted cats, Sol. I already long to see pictures of the ones you're getting, after they've arrived.

Not at all keen to read the H.G. books, though. It's the kind of fiction I really have the greatest difficulty in maintaining attention on. But if I see them in a second-hand shop or a charity stall (which is where I get most of my new reading from) I'll pick them up and give them a try. Knowing that you're such a great fan will be an incentive to persevere.

Sol said...

Hi ya Ray, I think I am just into young adult literature. I find them a really fast read. I sometimes struggle with super wordy books and if I feel they are over my head I end up giving in and not finishing them. I should really try and read heavier books. I didnt really start reading till I was 20. I was out and about and my school really didnt care as long as you turned up and the truant officer didnt come around they were quite happy for you not to learn. or at least that is the way it feels.

My Nephew in Law also had the same experience I did, everyone else in my family went to Grammar. I was the dumb one, who only went to school to see my friends. if mobile phones had been invented I wouldnt have gone as no one gave a sh!t really. Excuse the language but that is how it felt. I now see how much I missed out on when I hear about posh Boy's schooling and my nieces who went to the Grammar (my nieces are closer in age to me than my siblings I am the youngest). Not worth worrying about now, but I wish an adult would have noticed how bad my school was. Although people hate it, it is good the kids are tested like they are now and that Ofsted intervene. No more schools like mine was. They only cared about the kids in the top sets that didnt quite get into the Grammar school. its all different now with all of the academys. they seem to be run like a business. So I dont think there is a good example any more of a good school. one year they are good and ofsted are happy. the following they could be at the bottom...

Raybeard said...

I'm learning about you and your background all the time, Sol - and there must be loads more still to come. But then we all have stuff lurking back in the shadows, don't we?

Sol said...

Some may say I have a little bit of an intellectual inferrior complex. I think it is more that I just realise how a good education can change your life and give you so many more opportunities. After years at school of being told that I wouldnt get a good job, I went back to school, at evening classes. And you know what? I was doing a course that other people who had 2 degrees or were teachers. and I wont say it was easy and I put every bit of hard work I could into it, and I was beating them on marks. When you want something badly enough, you really can do it.

I am really proud of myself for that, but also think that people who are Professors, etc, are completely amazing. At my last job I was surrounded by super clever people. Every day I came home and I had learnt something new. I loved it. Teachers and schools really need to look at their ethos, and why they actually are teaching. They hold someones future in their class room. Being a teacher is a real big responsibility. Although I would have thought that some of my teachers would now be dead. But if I met them, I would have to ask, did you actually really want to be a teacher...?

Ha and now you can probably understand why I dont write super eloquently. Posting takes me an age, as I read it through lots of times.

Like yesterday. I learnt the meaning of the word - smirch. Everyday is a chance to learn something.