The perfect desktop

I had a good day about two weeks ago.

Tea and creativity

I bought a third-hand IKEA table. Saw an ad for it on a website for Anglo-Saxons in Madrid. Some man named Ben was selling it for ten euros. It sounded like a good buy, and during the weekend we drove over to retrieve it. When we walked into Ben’s tiny eighth floor flat, overflowing with junk and odds and enns and technical stuff and food and dirty plates, he said he’d bought it second hand from some other guy. We took the table home, saying that if it was really really ruined we’d decoupage it. We didn’t yet, but we might.

Anyway the table settled in our living room and I started settling around it. It has a lower shelf which is nice for stashing things that you’re not using right now, and it’s the perfect size: the computer fits; the jars of pens, pencils, hair-chopsticks and brushes fit; the happy ladies purse plant fits; the sketchbook fits; the mug of tea fits. On one of the table’s first days in the house the sun was seeping into the room and I was so pleased I felt I had to take a photo.


About Full Of Daisies

I am permanently in love. Things I like: purple, pasta, silk, autumn, the smell of mould, candles, cachi, having friends, water, new things, rice, eggs (all eggs!), fresh grass, olive trees, shiny things, glitter, hanging objects, windcatchers, wind, couscous, wasabi, carnivores, presents, snow, leaves, orchids, feathers, cappelletti, meat, fruit (all fruit), more del gelso (Morus alba L.), pigs, candles, christmas, polenta fritta!, separating egg whites from yokes in my hands, cartoons, dragons, the ocean, nudibranchi, cows, mercury (the metal), cosmos (the flowers), thunderstorms, Mika, turtles, acquariums, green and blue (mixed), siccamores, spring, snails, 24, porc with a sweet sauce (apple, cranberry, tomatoes jam), looking at a swimming pool upsidedown and underwater, english accent, open-minded people, driving, blue skies, checkered tablecloths, butterflies, books and cartoons in rhyme, painting eggs, the star-shadows that football players have, silver, laughing, Vivaldi, bells and chimes, white and purple, creating. Complete Happiness: Early morning. Sun, with a breeze; a pond with water lilies. A house, with a garden, full of plants. A vegetable patch, lemon, orange and mandarin trees. Cosmos everywhere. Birds in the trees; a tortoise eating the salad from the vegetable patch; a mammal (I couldn’t decide which one would make me happier) close by. No houses for as far as the eye can see. Me, a man that loves me and that I love. Friends coming over for a lunch that I have to prepare, and have all the ingredients for all ready in the kitchen.

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