After the hurried previous entry for the Newsletter, I can finally sit and write a “proper” entry. I would have liked to enclose some photos with this post but it seems Flickr is playing up. Well, half of my photos have gone “missing” there.
Over the last few weeks, aside from looking after my little monster (who turned 9 months 6 days ago) we’ve been busy upgrading our sitting room with some new furniture. So now we have a lovely new sofa from BUT – complete with the end seats that recline with a foot rest (it’s a 3 seater). We did quite well really, as the promised date of when the sofa was available was put off then at the last minute it was back on again. In the end Thumpah pointed out to the salesman that we’d already reserved a van to come and pick it up but had then had to cancel (in fact it was her works van – which we could have probably had anyway). BUT offered us an hours free use of one of their vans so we just had time to bring the sofa back, take some stuff down the tip in it and then dash back to the shop. We where 10 minutes late but they were luckily quite flexible. Each additional 30 minutes was charged at 10 Euros.
We then went to IKEA and bought a new TV unit and a tall narrow CD shelf (we plan on buying others eventually). So I had fun assembling those. The TV unit has glass fronted doors – but I’ve had to put an additional lock on them so that Rémy doesn’t pull the doors apart. This weekend we put the old sideboard the TV was on previously, downstairs in the sous sol.
Rémy-wise, he is becoming more and more like a little naughty boy but he’s always laughing. There are days when I’d rather be doing something else than looking after him because he has tried to throw himself off the changing table or just doesn’t want to sleep his sieste. But he only has to give me a big smile and I soon change my mind. 🙂 He is getting his character now – and seems to have a good sense of humour when I play with him. I just love it when he laughs. He has his 3 teeth well out now – which gives him a bit of a Dracula look.
Over the last few weeks I’ve been working on a phpBB forum for my expat group. But it was proving rather a hassle so I’ve decided to move everything to a new location at Jiglu. The next thing to do is really go to town on my site. It’s looking a bit empty at the moment, but I have lots of ideas already…