So, the other day we discovered that our 200 litre fish tank had a crack in the base. This is NEVER good news as any aquarium enthusiast would know... there is a lot of mess, stress and even more WATER!
We have had our fresh water aquarium for years and through tank breakages etc. have lost some family members over the years. The last two survivors are our two pangasius cat fish. They have always been my favourites really... they are so placid and REALLY tough buggers! Anyhooo... so yes, THIS is what we were left with... accompanied by enormous CHAOS in my lounge! It is insane really - the WEIGHT of water haha - the tank with what appears to the eye as "practically nothing", weighs a bloody TON! - Even empty, the tank is so difficult to move... but I am a problem solver hahaha... so I put it on FB for free. Within minutes I had countless enquiries and after 3 hrs it was collected and gone! YAY!
We had gone earlier in the day and bought a new cabinet tank... a slightly more humble home for the fish but the cabinet tanks are not even funny when it comes to pricing... and I still had to use my Capetonian bargaining skills on the salesman to beat him down a bit - successfully though! However, all said and done - I am very happy with the new display tank... no it isn't built into a wall or anything quite as grand - but the price of Steem will need to rise somewhat to afford that haha!!!! All that was left after the tsunami disaster was to revamp the lounge area so it felt sane once more...
Me, being me - I love rearranging things. It is like a fresh start - a clean canvas if you will. I always have a lot of fun with it and normally end up doing things that most people raise their eyebrows to. hahahaha!!!! (David certainly does!) - like the fact that I converted Jude's old bed into a lounge divan, which is GREAT for Sunday afternoon snoozes, or the fact that I use old light fittings as coaster bowls haha!!! - My decor creativity definitely steps outside of the ordinary lol!
I HATE curtains, always have - always will... so the closest you will ever see in my house is light voile, which allows all the light in. This is what we had in the lounge, but during my little revamp rampage, I decided to pull the voile down from the garden lounge window and start building a scarf curtain hehehe... those with vision will see where I am going with this - but I will need a lot more scarves to complete the look. They need to be closer together, all the way across the stretch of the window with a much fuller end feel... I think it will look amazeballs! I love it and my mom loves it, and that is all that matters haha!!! I am enjoying the new look and feel of everything. Change is as good as a holiday they say :)