First though, we have to find an apartment. In no rush since we’re booked for assignments until mid Feb, we’ve been browsing places on line and after physically inspecting one—which by-the-way, was not quite as shown in the photos—discovered it would be necessary to up the budget if we were going to get anything we considered liveable. Call it a wake-up call, but after two years of no rent or mortgage it was a definite ‘ouch’ moment! It’s our expectations, of course. We’d like 80m2 plus, new to newish, two beds, two bathrooms, a decent sized deck and a wow view. Oh, and in the city itself please.
And while we search for the perfect pad, I’m happily filling imaginary blank spaces with new décor ideas and colour schemes. Itching to go shopping, the funny thing is after forty-eight months of living with a wide variety of home-owner’s artwork, photo montages, soft-furnishings and design ideas I have the strangest desire to go minimalist. Jas would definitely approve. Now more strongly averse to clutter than ever, his only request is a Smeg retro fridge and a flash Italian coffee machine!