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I'm a little bit busy making this house a home.

I will be back, I promise.

The Plan for Adam's Room

There's been plenty of talk of a new room for Emily, but what about Adam's room? He finally gets a room of his own in the new house and I've been having a blast designing it. It's a very small room in comparison to Emily's (something David is very much not pleased about), but I think we're on the right track with the design. Here's the idea...

He's getting some recycled items. His curtains will be our Rochester living room curtains (colour on the left). I love them and they're perfect for this room. And do you remember Emily's cot and bookcase from her old room in England? I think it all comes together really nicely.

Tidy Books Bookcase
Nautical Bunting
Life Buoy
Toy Basket
Wall Stickers
Armchair and cushion
Sleigh Cotbed
Puffer Fish Bookends

Fresh Perspective

Things are really mad around here at the moment. We move in a few days and the flat is far from packed. But we'll get there.

However, while taking a break from it all I wanted to stop by and say something. Two weeks ago, two people who are very important to me visited from the UK. They were here for a fleeting visit, just two days. But they loved it. They enjoyed themselves and they loved Malta and the slow island pace. There was talk of them coming back next Summer with their families.

But since they visited, something interesting has happened. My perspective has altered. It's as though I could finally see Malta through a fresh pair of eyes. And it's helped immensely. Six months after our move back to Malta, I no longer hate it. Sure, it frustrates the hell out of me sometimes, but sometime during the last few weeks, the war ended.

I am finally able to properly appreciate lots of good things about living here, despite of and along with its quirks. And as a result, daily life has become significantly less frustrating.

And even if there was nothing else, who could complain about this...

Not a cloud in sight for days on end. (Yeah, I forgot to snap a piccie on Tuesday!)