We’ve finally seen some spring weather in the last week or so. Outside, it’s been lovely – the winter was so long and awful that being able to walk around in bare legs and light jackets last week felt like being on holiday somewhere tropical.
Inside, however, when I’m sitting still (which I’ve been doing a lot, obviously, as I’ve got a lot of work to do at the moment), I’m still really feeling the cold, and have had to have the electric fire going next to me most of the time now that we’ve pretty much switched off the central heating for the summer. It’s one of those disadvantages of weight loss – I just don’t have that excess blubber to keep me warm anymore.
I’m definitely looking forward to it warming up more for the summer – I feel silly having the fire on this late in the season!
I’ve been meaning to do this post for a while, but in the post-move chaos the house has been a bit too messy for pictures!
I mentioned previously that our new house was built in 1987/1988, which I was obviously thrilled about when I found out. While things like the kitchen and bathroom have been remodelled more recently, there are still a lot of lovely original ’80s features in the house, which are a huge bonus in my view.
Let’s take a look at a few of them.
I love this art deco style hearth – it’s a real feature in the room. It needs a bit of cleaning, and the fire doesn’t actually work at the moment (we need to have a look into that, but now that the winter’s over it’s not an urgent thing), but I think the design of it is gorgeous.
Geth doesn’t like these brass fittings at all, but I love them – I’ve lived with standard white ones my whole life, and these are a lot more interesting!
These stained glass windows are probably my favourite feature in the house – they provide such a brightness to the living room.
Finally, there’s these brass light fittings – another thing that I love and Geth dislikes! There are two of them, one in the downstairs hallway and one in the upstairs landing. Most of the light fittings in the house do seem to be original, but these are my favourites.
It’s really nice that so many features have survived since the house was first built. As a shameless ’80s throwback, it makes me feel much more at home.