Journal prompts: if you were to live with your best friend in an old flat in a big city, what would it look like?


Oh lord, it would be a mess!

Not dirty, I hasten to add. Not any dirtier than a flat that would be that would have both cats and a dog in it. Two dogs; I would love to have a dog but I live alone and work full time outside the home, so it wouldn’t be fair to have one right now. If I lived with my best friend and her menagerie of animals, I’m sure it would be okay if I had a dog too.

It would either have to be a very big flat or a very small dog!

There would have to be wooden floors, all the easier to sweep up the animal hair from, and lots of tall bookcases to house our collection of books. We would have thousands between us! My friend is great with colour, more brave than I am, so there would probably be really bold choices for wallpaper and paint. My pride and joy, my Empire Red KitchenAid food mixer, would have pride of place in the kitchen. She loves her amazing shoe collection, so there would have to be room for that. My handbags could take up a flat on their own. I have a giant marshmallow of a sofa, slightly battered and scratched, but oh so comfortable.

Actually, it sounds pretty great!