I’ve long wanted a space for my own, and with some changes happening within the family, and the way we use the space in our house, I finally managed to claim one. We’ll not dwell on the fact that currently it’s also situated in the only way to access the backyard – long term we’ll be putting a ranch-slider in the lounge and then this won’t be such a thoroughfare.
Before now, I shared an office with my husband – which was lovely in some respects, and not so great in others. It’s nice to separate myself from music, or game sounds, or StarCraft commentary so that I can actually think from time to time. The beauty of a laptop is that when I do want to be near him, I can still park up on the bed and play on the computer while he does his thing.
Anyways, I promised pictures, and here they are:
This is before. The area used to be Kali’s place of residence. Her couch was old and very smelly (in fact I still get whiffs of dog now and then, even though I cleaned). It was also pretty much a dumping ground for large items of recycling, and other rubbish stuffs that wouldn’t fit in a bag (the blue bits are part of a babygym the kids broke).
And this is now:
More officey. Now, the details:
I am a huge fan of boxes. These ones don’t contain anything special for the most part, I just like them. My fairy was given to me by a friends mother, and though her wings have fallen off I still think she’s beautiful. The wizard, my father gave me one birthday when I was still a teenager – totally not his kind of thing, but it was mine and I’ll always remember that he was trying. I keep my pens in this little jug, which a friend gave us as part of a wedding present. The kids broke the handle off, but it’s still awesome.
This is my basket of stuff. It mostly holds all the loose bits and pieces – important cables, paper stuff, notebooks, other odds and ends. My Heir of the Night posted hides a huge hole in the wall which would show off our grotty old water pipes lol and the stack of books is on loan from the lovely Kerryn Angell. I’m actually trying to work through some of them at the moment. On top of that is a pic of Kali-ma playing with a friends old dog, Zsari.
Finally, this is a print I got when I was a teenager. I loved it then, and I love it more now that I have babies of my own – it’s called ‘Dreaming’ and it IS dreamy, peaceful, serene. I need some of that. Also, have had the dragon for a while – it’s nose and tail are a bit broken, but I don’t mind.
And that’s that!
Now that I finally got around to posting photos, I’ve just found an auction selling a laptop desk and bookshelf which would fit perfectly. So, all going well, I’ll be doing v.2 soon!!!