A new world view:
We are getting our roof redone at the moment, and so my lovely view has changed:
from this……to this
Maybe it’s a new view of the world rather than a new world view.
Treasures in the Attic
The roof being done has made us finally get into that loft/attic and properly clear it out – it didn’t make for a great weekend (although I did manage to snatch a few local trips out with the kids – more on that later), but it was totally worth it as we found some treasures we thought had gone forever!
In a box right at the back of the loft, wrapped in yellowed old newspaper were some gorgeous old bottles I didn’t even remember having. I am aware that this does reveal me as a bit of a bottle addict, specially when you take into account this post…and this one…..and this one….
Life before kids:
In another box, with paper dated February 2003 we found ALL the things we have realised over the last few years that we have misplaced. There was the set of pictures by some Renaissance artist (name forgotten) of the four seasons made from either fruits, flowers, stems or other plant matter that we loved. Then we found the fantastic cocktail book ‘American Bar‘ bought for us as a moving in present that ONLY THE OTHER DAY we realised we hadn’t seen for years! There was the tiny, and as I remember quite useless, pestle and mortar we used to have. Ok, I’m not so bothered about that…And there was the sheeps skull that I have had for years. Maybe that is a strange thing to have, but it appeals to my latent museum curator alter ego :)
This weekend I have loved remembering all the wonderful changes that happened to us as we settled down and became a family instead of a couple, I love that we had treasures in our loft waiting to be re-discovered. The 2 times those boxes were packed, it turns out, couldn’t have been more significant in our lives. Who knew all that was in the loft? Well, obviously not us!
And I love the fact that I finally found those bloody things that have been missing!
Is it too early for a cocktail? :)