30 July 2010

The Other Corner

Another peek into our living room, that used to be the office of the printworks. It seemed to be a very dark room. It was painted glossy pink, which didn't help making it look bigger. After being in there just once I was convinced this room had very low ceilings, while in fact they are 3,20 m.
When I say the room was painted glossy pink I mean THE WHOLE ROOM - not just the walls. They've been painting the ceiling and the radiators in the same colour. To complete the theme they also had pink blinds. (!) Maybe Barbie did the interior design...

On the floor there used to be a dark blue carpet and underneath we found red carpet and underneath that we found an uneven concrete floor.

John knocked out some of the uneven bits and put down new concrete. On top of that we put polystyrene and wooden floorboards, we took off the attic floor. I painted the walls and ceiling white. And... we had a window custom made to match the others at the printworks.
We put in our stuff and voila... WE LOVE IT!

What do you think?

29 July 2010

The Transformation of The Old Printworks

Today you'll get a peek into our new home. So much has changed since I have seen the Printworks for the first time. Looking back at the photographs I took then, I realize how much we've done to the place to make it ours. We bought it in July 2009 and moved in in September.

Here is a photograph I took a year ago - and one I took at the beginning of March:

It's hard to believe that this is the very same corner of the very same room.

28 July 2010

The Bavarian Window

I haven't been blogging for a while, but I think it is time now to get back to it and tell you what we've been up to for the last few months.

My apologies to everybody from the BYW class, especially the "Valley of Blogs"-girls, for dropping out so abruptly at the end of the course. I missed time in the forum due to the early arrival of our baby daughter.

First of all I want to tell you that our little one has been a star. She recovered from surgery and grew stronger every day so despite the early complications we were able to take her home 10 days before her due date. I am so grateful for the care she got from nurses and doctors at the hospital - they were brilliant - as well as for all the support from our families and friends.

John was a star, too. Johanna was in hospital for 55 days, I was there every day and John was there most days. I know it must have been hard for him. When he was not able to go, because of his work, he was always there when I came back from the hospital feeling exhausted and incomplete.

It's been an exciting time, sometimes difficult, but mostly wonderful.

Looking out of the window of our flat in Bavaria this morning. It's been such a peaceful and quiet moment with Johanna falling asleep on the sofa making soft little giggley noises.