We’ve always had a ‘thing’ for traditional American-style mailboxes. Mix in some modern flavor and we’re sold. So when we saw this mailbox, typical in form, but painted in our favorite shade of green, we had to buy it…
…despite not yet owning a house in the US! But you know that feeling, that you may not see it again? So we bought it – $40 from Crate & Barrel – and, to prove us right, they’ve now sold out…though it’s still available in white.
Having finally got round to distributing some friend gifts from our last trip, we got a pleasant surprise. Lurking at the bottom of the bag, some rather fabulous coasters…
As you can see, we picked these up at the MoMA in NYC. Fitting we just found them, as I was reminded of our Eames ‘fetish’ earlier in the week when I spotted this post.
We’re in. And though not totally back to normal, we’re getting there. Aside from a big broadband delay (AAAARRRRGGGGHHHH!!!!) it’s been pretty much plain sailing.
As you’d expect, I’ll be sharing my photos over the coming weeks. Initially though, something a bit quirky; the rather un-glamorous view from our second floor landing…
There are arguably far better views from our other windows. I love this one though, as it perfectly frames Cheltenham’s only ‘skyscraper’, the locally-loathed Eagle Tower.
Posts will be more regular from now on, though we’re concentrating on retail right now. Plus it’s only eight days until our West Coast trip! Don’t you just love being busy?
Almost. We’re literally on the verge of moving. For us, that means moving home and office. Fun on one hand but a pain in in the backside very disruptive on the other.
We’ll do our best to maintain a normal service. Ordering shouldn’t be affected but we won’t be taking calls or dealing with non-urgent emails, so please be patient.
We should have unpacked (most of) the boxes and be back up to full speed by Tuesday. Until then, things are going to be…interesting. See you on the other side.
Note: these aren’t our boxes. We’re not that organised. My sister mentioned how neat our boxes were the other day, so I felt I should set the record straight.
After a predictably twisty, turny, up and down affair, we’re finally on the move…unless something VERY dramatic happens. Hmmm, I really shouldn’t tempt fate, should I?
We’ve exchanged contracts which (in the UK) means both parties are legally bound to complete the sale/purchase. I can almost smell the new, albeit vulgar, stair carpet.
We have mixed emotions at leaving our home of the past two years. We love it and are proud of what we’ve done but it’s time to move on. And the new place is very cool.
Plus it simply fits our needs better and gives us a great opportunity to achieve what we want in the long term. I’ll tell you more on all that later, once we’re actually in.
Sorry for being a bit flaky recently. To explain, we’re in the midst of moving house, it was my birthday this week, and we’re just about to host a big World Cup party.
If you didn’t know, England are about to take on the US in both nations’ opening game. I won’t bore you with ‘footy’ talk, I’ll just share our pre-party decorating effort.
I’ve expelled considerable nervous energy by hanging miles of bunting, multiple flags, a retro photo montage and an ‘interesting’ hat sculpture.
I wanted to post before kick-off, in case it goes horribly wrong…which is quite possible. By the way, please don’t panic and run away; I won’t be posting a blow-by-blow account of the tournament.
Of course, with our US connections, we want both teams to do well…but it’s pretty obvious where our allegiance lies for this game. Whatever happens, here’s hoping we both have a good game and progress to the next stage.