A certain Swedish warehouse and a room with a view…

It’s almost time to say goodbye to our temporary flat.

It’s been a good time, but I won’t be sorry to leave. Nineteen months of no pictures on the walls is enough. If I’d known at the beginning we’d be here this long I might have hung a few bits and pieces, but no use crying about that now. We are packing.

IMG_0326Before we go, I’d like to share one one of my favourite things about this flat. It has
H U G E windows, and as I didn’t want to be living in a goldfish bowl, we needed curtains. But curtains for a temporary flat… Off I went to our nearest Swedish warehouse, and what I found there gladdened even my thrifty Scottish heart. I purchased the white-blue-green curtains for the princely sum of Fr.4.95.- per pair… (To give you a better idea of this bargain, the plastic runners to sew on the top were Fr.12.- per packet of 25.)

So we were able to watch the build of the new flat in a suitably-curtained manner.

IMG_0108From this…






IMG_0133to this…






to this…IMG_0300






And now it’s finished, barring the garden area and a few things on the terrace that need night-time temperatures constantly above 5°C. We move just after Easter.

The best thing about the new flat? The view. At the front we have the street, to the side (on a clear day) the mountains of Austria, and at the back:


The woods. I can’t wait to watch them come to life this spring!


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6 Responses to A certain Swedish warehouse and a room with a view…

  1. Helen Pollard says:

    Hope all goes well with the move, Linda. That’s a great view from the window!


  2. jenanita01 says:

    Well worth the wait, I’d say…for the trees alone! Best wishes for you in the new place…


  3. barbtaub says:

    Your new views look fantastic! Hopefully, those bargain curtains will still do the job on the street side.


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