So by now you have seen the pictures of the town in my previous blog, but I’m sure you’re a little tired from all that walking round town and would like some R&R.
Right, so let’s continue our tour. Here we have the kitchen.
You see that tank above the sink? It’s the hot water. I have to make sure I don’t use too much throughout the day so that I have enough to shower with at night. Really makes a person more environmentally-conscious. The phone you see near the door, after my jacket, is to buzz people in from outside when they press the button next to my room number. I feel very chic to have my own intercom. Nearly all of my kitchen utensils came with the room. I simply had to buy a cutting board. I think I’m going to have to throw that out and buy another one soon though. The one I got was a cheap rip-off, made of substandard wood and already splitting down the center- can you believe that? I spent nearly 4€ on that crap only to have it…oh, you say you don’t care? Well let’s continue on with the tour.
Let’s open up the windows for some fresh air. See these flowers? I bought them at the open market last Saturday. They just looked so lovely, and I knew they would make me happy every time I would see them peeking down at me when I walk into the building. So I bought them.
Are you laughing at the tape on my window handle? I put it there to keep my wind chime up because there was no where else to hang it from. I love it when the sun glitters off the exposed rock- the slim stones are a translucent blue, singing, singing in the wind. I bought the chime in Jim Thorpe, a small town in deep country Pennsylvania (well, at least to a city girl). I was mesmerized by the way the stones danced in the light. And the tiny “Made in Brazil” sign. I own nothing from Brazil. Only China. The US. And China.
OKAY, I’ll stop rambling. Yes, you can use the bathroom, go right ahead:
Don’t worry, the pink toilet paper is safe to use. It’s a French thing. They are big on scented and color-printed TP, too. I don’t ask questions, I just buy a pack and keep it moving.
Yup, got my Trini flag up on the wall. You know I have to represent. If you squint, you can see the oranges that I bought at the Saturday market. If you’re wondering what that crumple of fabric is in the left corner, it’s the covering for my futon/couch. I don’t really have any place else to put it as my clothes are in my armoire. You can see my alarm clock on the ledge under my window, and my wall heater. Outside my windows, there are shutters that I can unfold to give myself more privacy at night. Normally, I leave the shutters open and I simply pull the shades down instead of going through the whole open-the-window-close-the-shutter-bring-my-plant-in-and-avoid-the-huge-spider-outside process. Besides, I like a bit of sunlight peeking through the shades to wake me up in the mornings.
Well that’s the end of our tour. Let’s make some lunch now. I’m starving!