I loved that story in Cider with Rosie when Laurie Lee is instructed to sit at a particular desk on his first day at school. "Sit there for the present," he is told. He waits all day for the promised gift that never arrives!
Well, right now I am sitting pretty in my new home - a little present to myself.
This weekend we converted the spare bedroom/box room/junk store into my new office. No more will I be working in the kitchen and having to pack everything away every time we want to sit at the table to eat a meal. I am Queen of all I survey. As my business grows, so does the accumulation of paperwork, notes and mind-mapping exercises!
Of course, I would have loved for this to be art studio too; but space constraints meant I had to choose one or the other and so the activity that will one day fund a move to a bigger house (with room for an art studio) nabbed the space. I do have some of my art on the wall though!
I'm decidedly pleased with my present. Who knows what the imagination will conjure up in here!
Somewhat fortuitously, Sunday's Scribble theme today is 'present'. Just perfect!
Picture is a bit rubbish, but you get the idea (and the size!)