Thursday, 29 April 2010

Books and other things

After much deliberation, we finally ordered some new bookcases for the piles of books that were taking over our home. A word of caution... the assembly required on a bookcase from La Redoute is about 4 times that of an IKEA bookcase, and involves real tools. Nonetheless, we are pretty happy with our new bookcases, one of which is pictured below (the other was still the subject of an intense debate about its final home when this picture was taken)

From this...


to this...


In other news, I am a year older. Frankly, we were all rather tired and some of us, a little hungover, on my birthday, due to a fun night out the night before. But, after a brekkie of viennoiseries on the balcony, lunch at the sushi place and ice-cream cake for dessert (well, it was sorbet actually), we all felt a lot better. And I now have even more books to fill up the bookcases!




And finally, the kids started their new activities this week (due to my amazing ability to withstand the bedlam that is the queue for the wonderful free activities provided by the Mairie). Lily is doing ice-skating and for the first time, Jasper is doing a little 4 year olds gym class, without parents. Here he is on the walk to the class the other afternoon - he loved it!

4 comments:

Thrifted Treasure said...

Happy Birthday - sounds like a lovely day! Love the bookcase, we seriously need more book storage too!

Penny said...

Thanks :)

steph said...

honte à moi!!!!!!!!!!!!! tu nous l'avais pourtant dit la veille et j'ai oublié!!!!!!!!!!! alors avec beaucoup beaucoup de retard, je te souhaite un très joyeux anniversaire!!! bises

Penny said...

Merci Stéphanie :)