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1. A. feels that I was Making Something Of An Understatement when I said to you all, the other day, that the furniture fits like I hoped it would. Or, more precisely, that given that I'd got it accurate to the millimetre I was selling myself short. So have a poor-quality photo: the dresser is A's, the fridge-freezer is the landlord's and hard up against the worksurface. (We are still Working On finding places for everything, hence the stack of aprons on top of the fridge-freezer...)

A photograph of the dining area in my flat. A dresser fits exactly into the space between a wall and the fridge-freezer.

2. While bimbling around charity shops today, I found that tablecloth + six napkins for £4. I am very pleased, not least because Mama always used tablecloths and therefore they have a strong sense of "comfort" and "home" for me, which combine with the part where my subconcious interprets the view out the window by the dining table as the view out the attic window in the Mouldering Ancestral Pile, which therefore also pings "comfort" and "soothing" really hard.

3. I rescued a weed-filled terracotta tub from the Secret Patio and relocated a cut-price live mint plant into it. It is now on the Actual Patio, hopefully settling in adequately. I intend to add some parsley to it.

4. A conversation with A. the other morning: given that online grocery shops already have a bunch of aliases implemented ("chickpeas", "tinned chickpeas", etc etc etc), why do none of them (as far as I can tell) let me set private/personal/individual aliases? I would much prefer to be able to search "Adam pasta", which is what we call it over here, than have to remember the full name of the stuff he specifically likes. We... got into a fairly lengthy conversation about what the code would look like, because Of Course We Did.

5. ... this mostly seems to be about house, shockingly enough. Want to take a guess about what I've been up to this week? ... yeah. We are pretty much down to at most one layer of box on any given surface, though, with the surface area covered in box rapidly decreasing...

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Date: 2017-09-07 09:32 pm (UTC)
alexseanchai: Blue and purple lightning (Default)
From: [personal profile] alexseanchai
\o/

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Date: 2017-09-07 09:44 pm (UTC)
redsixwing: Red-winged angel staring at a distant star. (Default)
From: [personal profile] redsixwing
I find that furniture setup aesthetically pleasing. Well done you!

Also, nice tablecloth, and good luck to the herbs.

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Date: 2017-09-07 09:49 pm (UTC)
brainwane: My smiling face, including a small gold bindi (Default)
From: [personal profile] brainwane
Congratulations!

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Date: 2017-09-07 09:51 pm (UTC)
birke: (Default)
From: [personal profile] birke
Yep, that is some highly efficient use of space right there!

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Date: 2017-09-07 09:53 pm (UTC)
birke: (Default)
From: [personal profile] birke
I am confused, though -- what dresser? Is that what you call the whole shebang between the wall and the fridge?

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Date: 2017-09-07 10:28 pm (UTC)

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Date: 2017-09-07 11:23 pm (UTC)
hilarita: trefoil carving (Default)
From: [personal profile] hilarita
I'd call it a dresser, too. It needs a bit more shelf in front of the glass bit to be a proper dresser, though.

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Date: 2017-09-07 11:27 pm (UTC)
recessional: a small blue-paisley teapot with a blue mug (Default)
From: [personal profile] recessional
"Hutch" is the NorAm term (more or less): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hutch_(furniture) Or buffet.
Edited Date: 2017-09-07 11:28 pm (UTC)

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Date: 2017-09-08 05:35 pm (UTC)
birke: (Default)
From: [personal profile] birke
Holy shit. If that's why it's called a "dresser," because it's used for dressing food, does that mean that the chest-of-drawers type dresser we Americans use for clothes does not take its name from dressing as in clothes? Must investigate when have more time.

(My family would probably flail for lack of a term and wind up calling it a Schrank.)

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Date: 2017-09-07 10:11 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] me_and
So I've historically called it "that big cabinet thing" or "that big dresser thing" or similar, due to being utterly stumped about how to actually refer to it. Having had to look it up for getting estimates from removal companies, the closest thing to a technically correct term I could find was "wall unit". In any case, yes, [personal profile] kaberett is referring to the whole shebang between the wall and the fridge.

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Date: 2017-09-07 10:13 pm (UTC)
me_and: (bunny!)
From: [personal profile] me_and
(a reply I wrote before discovering kab's confirmation above)

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Date: 2017-09-08 05:37 pm (UTC)
birke: (Default)
From: [personal profile] birke
Oh, cabinet. yes that's probably what I would call it. But "wall unit" is certainly accurate.

Nice setup! It looks both functional and attractive.

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Date: 2017-09-07 10:27 pm (UTC)
forests_of_fire: A picture of a brilliantly colored waterfall cascading into a river (Default)
From: [personal profile] forests_of_fire
Seems like that house is perfect for you! <3

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Date: 2017-09-07 10:42 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] flippac
Am glad it's all working out!

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Date: 2017-09-08 12:20 am (UTC)
ghoti: fish jumping out of bowl (Default)
From: [personal profile] ghoti
what is that snakey looking thing on top of the fridge?

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Date: 2017-09-08 10:29 am (UTC)
ghoti: fish jumping out of bowl (Default)
From: [personal profile] ghoti
that is both hilarious and awesome :)

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Date: 2017-09-08 03:00 am (UTC)
alatefeline: Painting of a cat asleep on a book. (Default)
From: [personal profile] alatefeline
That is some impressive furniture Tetris. And congratulations on reducing your boxen count.

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Date: 2017-09-08 05:07 am (UTC)
silveradept: A kodama with a trombone. The trombone is playing music, even though it is held in a rest position (Default)
From: [personal profile] silveradept
Good work! Nicely placed and arranged, and well done on getting the box amounts reduced so much so quickly.

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Date: 2017-09-08 05:56 am (UTC)
sfred: (Default)
From: [personal profile] sfred
Hurray :-) <3

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Date: 2017-09-08 06:26 am (UTC)
rmc28: Rachel smiling against background of trees, with newly-cut short hair (Default)
From: [personal profile] rmc28
Yay house :-)

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Date: 2017-09-08 08:46 am (UTC)
ludy: a painting i did looking in a mirror (Default)
From: [personal profile] ludy
Yay!

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Date: 2017-09-08 08:50 am (UTC)
ghoti_mhic_uait: (Default)
From: [personal profile] ghoti_mhic_uait
I find cloth tablecloths good for containing liquid spills too, which given I am rather clumsy is very useful. But you presumably either knew that was a good thing about them or are less clumsy than me, so, er.

Pretty kitchen, yay! And hurray for good herbs and all the good things.

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Date: 2017-09-08 09:29 am (UTC)
chiasmata: (Default)
From: [personal profile] chiasmata
Aaaaaaah, such lovely kitchen!

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Date: 2017-09-08 10:37 am (UTC)
ceb: (Default)
From: [personal profile] ceb
It looks pretty organised to me :-)

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Date: 2017-09-08 03:11 pm (UTC)
cesy: "Cesy" - An old-fashioned quill and ink (Default)
From: [personal profile] cesy
I am so glad the house is becoming home and working out well so far.

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Date: 2017-09-08 09:26 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] ewt
Apols if this is already suggested (not reading 35 comments right now), but Ocado (at least) lets you create a shopping list, and I have one called "ewt treats" and another called "ewt and Nile nice things" which have those sorts of things added to them.

Glad you are settling in well. Sense of home is a wonderful thing.

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Date: 2017-09-08 09:33 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] ewt
(And no, it's not as good as just adding aliases would be, but it still means I can find the thing without having to remember what it's called.)

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Date: 2017-09-09 02:00 am (UTC)
jedusor: (food: dessert)
From: [personal profile] jedusor
That looks so homey and comfortable!

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Date: 2017-09-09 03:53 am (UTC)
catyak: Wild Thing (Wild Thing)
From: [personal profile] catyak
Ooh! Posh fridge with in-door ice and water dispenser. Very nice to have but way less common in the UK than the US.

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