The way my mind works

Some people who are, perhaps, better informed than I, who are more artistic, have more money, and have been buying, selling and renovating for years, might approach furnishing a flat in a more logical way. With me, each room had a particular ‘piece’ and from this piece the whole room took shape. I have never laid claim to possesing any discernable streak of logic. That’s not to say I’m disorganised. Quite the contrary. In my working life, I am one of Belbin’s ‘completer finishers’. I have no problem with decisions and have never missed a deadline in my life.

My personal life, however, is a completely different story. There is no logic to it.  If I don’t make a decision straight away, I can dither for days, weeks even. Most of my life-changing decisions (move to the America, go to Alaska, quit my job(s), go back to college, move to Budapest, Hungary) were made practically over night. Given any time at all, I flounder. And while this blog is personal, I’m attempting to bring a little organisation to it. Each room in the flat will have its own blog page. Each page will begin with the story behind the inspiration for that room. And each additional piece in that room will tell its own story. Journey with me and enjoy.

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    1. I love your site Mary..You are doing a wonderful job with the decorating and I love seeing it all and reading your stories..So far, I like everything you have done, even the ugly lamp, which I don’t think is ugly, just different..it is Just Mary and I like that..I especially love the B&W Hallway and the china cabinet, but think you have done a Great job on it all..Keep up the good work and a chair for that beautiful desk will happen soon I am sure…I love that piece too..Guess I just like it all…LOL..

    2. I love your site Mary..You are doing a wonderful job with the decorating and I love seeing it all and reading your stories..So far, I like everything you have done, even the ugly lamp, which I don’t think is ugly, just different..it is Just Mary and I like that..I especially love the B&W Hallway and the china cabinet, but think you have done a Great job on it all..Keep up the good work and a chair for that beautiful desk will happen soon I am sure…I love that piece too..Guess I just like it all…LOL..
      +1

    3. Please where can I get a picture of “The Widow?” By: Kathleen Gerenflo? Kind Regards, Julie Daniels

      1. Hi Julie

        If you check the comments on my living room page, you’ll see some ideas of where to get a print, including a message from Kathleen’s daughter. Good luck.

    4. Hi Mary,
      It will take quite a while (time I don’t have now) but thanks for ‘turning’ me on to your site. I hope I’m signed up for your postings. Love you lots. So good talking to you the other day. Your accent is diminishing. I can really understand you:) Love, Donna

    5. Mary, I enjoy your site. Could you give me more information on the photo – The Widow, as I would like to try to obtain a copy. Thanks,
      Sallie

      1. Hi Sallie

        Thanks for taking the time to comment. Glad you enjoy the site. If you go to the posting that writes about the Widow and check through the comments, you will get more information on where to find it.

        Cheers

        Mary

    6. jó napot kívánok !
      I really enjoy your blog, lot of discoveries, really good adress for eating in Budapest and visit this city. I’m Nicolas, part of the editorial team of http://www.travelavenue.com and it will be very cool to have some further informations about you and your blog 😉
      I would love to add you on our “Favorite bloggers trip collections” program to promote (for free of course !) your blog. To give you more details about it, you can send me an email at: nicolas@travelavenue.com.

      Hope to talk to you soon !

    7. Hi Mary,
      You’ve probably gotten to know me as your personal stalker – I follow your each and every blog post! I literally snarf them down, as my American fellows would say.
      Though I’m aware you’re a professional writer and probably don’t have time for this I wanted to tell you that I nominated you for the the “Liebster Award” for yours is my absolute favorite blog. If you wish to accept my nomination or are simply interested in my 11 answers to the questions that come with the nomination you can check them out here: http://evozeta.com/2015/06/29/liebster-award/
      Thanks and keep me educated about Irish culture and Hungarian tradition!

      1. Don’t have time? You joking? If you weren’t reading, I’d not be writing 🙂 Thanks for the nomination – will certainly accept and follow-up. Is there a time limit?

        1. Yay!! I’m looking forward to reading all about it!
          I don’t think there’s a time limit. The wonderful lady that nominated me is on a trip around the world and it took her a while to write about it so that’s fine!

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