Friday, 18 September 2009

We have New Curtains!!

Now, I know that this is not a very exciting blog-post, but we have finally got rid of our nasty old curtains, and got new ones (that actually cover the windows, close properly and do everything that they should!).

A local lady who makes curtains was recommended to us by a colleague at the university. After coming to see our flat and measure the windows etc, our curtains were ready in less than 10 days, for a very reasonable price.
She sent three men to put the curtains up for us - I was a bit surprised when they arrived without a ladder, but they assured me it would be fine, despite the fact that our ceilings are 9 feet high! They had to replace the rails, and couldn't get to them by standing on the dining table (it wasn't high enough), so they proceeded to climb up the bars on the windows and do it that way. One of them also had the bright idea of putting one of the coffee tables on top of the dining table, and using that as a ladder..I was terrified they would fall off and hurt themselves, or the windows would come crashing down, but it was all okay in the end. They don't really go in for health and safety much over here!

Here are the before and after pictures: