Photo A Day – November 17: Last thing I bought #FMSphotoaday

TODAY’S THEME WAS a tricky one – I am not a great shopper and I like to have one day a week when I stay at home and get things done. Today I did not venture out, so the last purchase I made was the flooring we chose for our newly decorated rooms.

(I’m not counting the pints of Guinness at a colleague’s 50th birthday last night!)

If you have followed my Photo A Day posts you may recall that the choice of flooring became a metaphor for our relationship. Inevitably, a compromise was needed to accommodate our differences.

As I prefer contemporary, minimal, practical design, I favoured laminate flooring (also beneficial as I am asthmatic).

My partner prefers traditional, decorative and cosy.

So we had a choice: plush olive carpet with a decorative detail, or natural oak laminate.

In the end we split – one room carpet, one laminate. Still practical – the hall is laminate so easier to clean, the lounge is carpet so cosy and warm.

If we can keep up this level of diplomacy, we should manage to keep a very happy home!

For the background to the Photo A Day challenge, please read the intro to Day 1 here.

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