We didn’t splash out, but simply had an aperitif – a good old fashion Martini Bianco on the rocks for me and a Pinot de Charentes for my mum – and a main course. I had egg noodles with shredded chicken. We shared a bottle of Mateus, a slightly and naturally sparkling rosé wine from Portugal. I personally think that rosé wines and Chinese food work very well together. It was a very nice lunch. Light yet very tasteful. We also ran into some neighbours – a woman my age and her widowed father – and chatted with them for a while. All in all, it was very pleasant experience that for a while took my mind off the upcoming events.
Monday, February 28th - the living room with one wall already stripped.
But on Monday, it was back to realty. The decorator arrived around lunchtime and started stripping the old wallpaper in my new apartment. He works with is son, who is in his early thirties and who’s very handy when it comes to all things electrical. When they left at quarter past four, all the walls that need redecorating had been stripped and the ugly vinyl floor in the bedroom had been removed. Today they will be putting up the new wallpaper. I guess they’ll start in the kitchen as my kitchen unit is scheduled to arrive on Friday. So maybe tomorrow I will be able to post a photo of my brand new ‘red’ kitchen! Can’t wait to see the result! I hope I won’t be disappointed.
As for my new landlord, he has put in some temporary light sockets as the former tenant’s family has taken out most of the light fixtures. He’s also repainting the bathroom ceiling and the exterior window frames.
So, everything seems to be coming together nicely. 17 more days to go!