Our guest bedroomFor the last 17 weeks we have been sleeping, dining and occasionally relaxing in our front ground floor room - what our neighbours refer to as either the salle à manger or le salon. Now we have a staircase we can use our upstairs rooms and spread out a bit. Of course, having guests does have an advantage - Uncle Geoffrey can help us moving wardrobes upstairs, thus clearing the salon for more lounge type furniture.
All of this has meant putting up curtain rods, one of the most annoying and demoralising jobs in the whole history of any sort of home improvement. I mean - who designed this stuff, and why did they make it so fiddly? I am not impressed.
Some of the less instantly nescessary items we own we have stored in the attic, so that one day we can take a stall at a vide grenier and sell all our rubbish in the traditional manner.