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Sonntag, 26. April 2015

april impressions


A wonderful day out in the countryside.




Where's the snow when you need it?














A room with a view!












Old-skool Munich


















Just behind the office, a hidden treasure.




Awesome concert: The Levellers. Finest folk-punk-rock from Brighton!

Sonntag, 19. April 2015

Time flies, already I'm back in the system for a whole week and the easter leave seems like a distant memory.

My ten days off were packed with activities:

- the big paint ( you saw the amazing result in my last post)

- two visits to the cinema: Kingsmen (sooo funny) and The second best Marigold hotel (gotta love Dame Judi)  

- saw the exibition "August Macke and Franz Marc" at the Lenbachhaus and treated myself to a new annual pass for this great museum.

- celebrated mine and my sisters birthday 



- countless lunches and coffees with great friends and family

- a visit to Ikea, garden center, a work wear outlet (unexpected interieur design delights)




- had Sissi, the sewing machine, serviced and the laptop upgraded

- went for a lovely spring walk along the river





Donnerstag, 9. April 2015

The green room will make you green with envy



Before
  
After years of dithering, last Friday finally saw the dawn of the big paint!
It took several trips to the hardware stores to make up my mind about the shade of green I wanted. It's called "olive grove", personally it makes me think of moss. 


 

Luckily my brother had offered his services, as it turned out, I didn't have a clue on how to start.
But in his calm manner, he managed everything from start to finish. So my advice, get yourself an experienced painting buddy!











From a friend I borrowed a laser spirit level, which was an enormous help when it came to taping a straight line. All in all it took us about 5 hours (including a pizza break during the drying period).

  







The expensive tape didn't keep its advertising claim so there is no razor-sharp line and there's an area that is not perfect but I don't mind.

At first I put the furniture back as it was before but during the evening I found myself turning around all the time instead of watching the still white wall opposite. So in the morning I re-arranged the sofa and am now much happier with the result. It makes the room smaller but 100 % cosier.



 
Not quite there yet.


Perfect, being able to admire wall while watching the telly.



My conclusion: How could I have not done this before? It takes little effort to get such a stunning result.