One project that S and I have tackled is redecorating the living room in our flat. During our long-distance Skype chats, I noticed that the light fixtures were not included anywhere in the flat (fun fact – German apartments do not come with any additional fixtures like light coverings, cabinets, even sometimes the kitchen sink!). The wall was painted a delightful Shamrock green colour by the previous tenant and we thought that this might not be the best shade to pair with S’s new red couch. (S has also asked me twice to say that the green was not his choosing, nor did he realize how ugly the colour was until after we actually repainted). And so the redecorating began! Good thing we only live 15 minutes away from IKEA and some home decorating stores.