And this is the main toy storage in the playroom area, not as neat as I might like alas:
As you can see above, we have recently sorted out the art and craft materials, making everything easier to access, and the girls love it. The toy storage is kind of there, despite the arrival of so many lovely presents, although I think the Playmobil is going to need its own unit soon! In fact, I'm rather tempted to invest in spray painted sliding door wardrobes like these, just imagine what a multitude of sins you could hide behind those!!
A huge cupboard with everything stashed away would be perfect in a playroom as well as standard wardrobes, they look so stylish too. If we got wardrobe space as well, I might even have some space for my packed away clothes. I'm getting a bit bored of wearing the same things all the time because everything else is packed away!
We do still yearn for a garden, and some more indoor space wouldn't go amiss, but the continual evolution of this flat over the past ten years shows no sign of letting up. We manage. Having heard lately of two more people who have been given four weeks' notice by landlords completely out of the blue, my resolve not to put us in that difficult position has strengthened even further. As tight as life can get with 5 people in 3 rooms, we will carry on paying the mortgage and being sure of a roof over our heads. Maybe things will change next year, we will see. And there's always that lottery ticket...