Having the keys to my new flat, I suddenly felt this urge to do a few things, besides celebrate with Rockcastle and have her come and look at it. So today I bought a bucket and a mop, cleaning stuff for the bathroom, even a special sponge, ecological soap for the kitchen, for the floor. All with different smells. I also bought chicken wire not to keep the pigeons out, but to protect my small dogs on the high balcony. I guess it is a ritual of sorts, cleaning and protecting one's animals. Planting flowers on the balcony is the next step.