Drier this morning and much less windy. Sophie returns from her start of day 'comfort break ' looking only partially shaggy.
At the cafe a gaggle of half a dozen students are standing on the pavement. They talk to Sophie. The girl students tickle her ears and call her 'Sweetie'. The male students are somewhat more reserved. Once again Angus is reminded that wherever you go in the world and whoever you meet the topic of conversation always swings round to what's truly important in life --- dogs. Sophie accepts the tickles with diva like equanimity but is disappointed in the lack of Jaffa Cakes. This disappointment is partially offset by the barista providing her with a sliver of shortbread.
We are trying to chose new stair carpet. This broad stripe by a small ethical British manufacturer is very brave. Now that we've moved from a more than 10,000 square foot house into one that's barely 1,800 we've decided to go for things that we would never have done before. Reaching empty nester age means having the luxury to adopt a certain adventurism. Beige is out.
These two samples are less challenging. The one on the left is probably going to be the one we go with . The one on the right is deemed not 'adventurous' enough. The broad stripe would be the 'wild' choice.
New movies at the picture house. They seem to change them twice a week. Covid rates seem to be under control so perhaps we'll start going again . Amid last weeks heavy rain we drank champagne and watched the latest series of 'The Crown'. This was enjoyable fiction although the royal family might not agree. 'The Font' has now started to watch '1899' - a thriller set on a boat. It is broodingly Danish with dark plot twists that leave non-Scandinavians confused. Angus finds it completely impenetrable and sufficient reason to head into the office and deal with the unanswered e-mails from the French tax authorities.
It's still dry as Angus and Sophie head back to the car. Scottish Sunday mornings have a peculiar calmness to them.
Unbelievably, it's STILL raining heavily here in Aberdeen...
I do rather like the broad stripe.
Poor Sophie, just a sliver of shortbread this morning, but she had the attention of besotted students to compensate.
Lot 44 is the one I'd bid for - if I had the money! Surprised that such artefacts actually come up in public auctions. Are they surplus to museum collections?
Which way will the carpet be laid? With the stripes across the treads or from top to bottom?
Having looked at carpets ourselves yesterday - there's a severe lack of colour choice nowadays. Presented with an array of grey/silver or beige we've plumped for the bold broad stripe too. A pop of colour to brighten any staircase.
What an interesting and diverse collection of artifacts. I like 43, the early early inuit figure...have a small collection of more contemporary argelite figures. And I like the bold stripe too!
Be bold, have fun.
I like the carpet sample you are leaning towards!
Agree with your carpet choice! It will complement the tile and hide any mud the diva tracks inside.
The one on the left is an excellent compromise. x
I agree on the carpet choice - "the one on the left."
For what it is worth, I like the broad bold stripe one. The choice you are leaning toward is very attractive and I like it. But it has a lot more white in it which is likely to show the dirt and mud dragged in on the feet of a certain four-legged diva who shall not be named.
I like the broad stripe, and on a stairway it wouldn’t be overwhelming. The narrow stripe one would blend with any furniture, but it reminds me of 1960-70s New Zealand schoolroom carpet … made cheaply with the leftovers from other carpet runs! How our past creeps up and whacks us every so often!
I like the broad stipe as well.
Good luck with the French Tax Authorities Angus! It's been my experience that,as an expatriate/dual national , the French "fisc" considers you to be at best a nuisance and at worse a suspect.
I like the broad stripe...
I like the carpet you are likely to choose and Sophie's sideways windswept look from yesterday.
For a stair carpet please consider the direction the stripes go, as if parallel to the stairs there is a risk, like someone I know, of getting disorientated and falling. If he was agile, under 50 years old and no alcohol drunk it would not have been a problem!
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