After the handbag post, I thought I'd continue the (short and relatively unheard of) series dedicated to those who love to have a bit of a nosey around. And so without further ado, please may I present to you my bedside table. Please, do have a sit down and have a drink of water if the excitement is too much for you.
When we first moved in I was using a small table as my bedside table, but I really wanted something more substantial and with more storage options. One day, when I was driving through Beaminster I decided, on a whim, to park the car and pop in to a shop selling vintage, upcycled, etc furniture and the like. And, like the handbag, fate had stepped in because there in that very shop was exactly the sort of bedside table I had been yearning for. Made from oak (I believe) in a gorgeous warm shade, smooth to the touch and the perfect size with both a drawer and cupboard for storage. If I remember rightly, I did hand over the best part of £50 for this beauty; no doubt at a car boot sale or in a charity shop I'd have got it for much less, but I was happy to pay the price to get my hands on this lovely.
The Hare With the Amber Eyes - lent to me by my next door neighbour but as yet unread
A Tale of Two Cities - a Book Club book from last year; I'm about half way through and struggling, but I will not be defeated (however, it's taken me so long to read it that I have no idea what the story is)
Raising Boys - something to dip in and out of; clearly if I don't read it, DC will grow up to be a dysfunctional adult, so I'd better guilt myself into reading it sooner rather than later
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil - just finished it, need to review it
French Pressed - current read, cosy crime