Watching the sun set

Lynne Lanning discovers peace and tranquility from a simple pleasure

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May 20, 2015
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After months of upheaval, our loft conversion is finally finished. It's given myself and my husband a much-needed larger bedroom and an extra ensuite bathroom, well away from our squabbling teenage girls, as they compete to see just how many bottles of shampoo and conditioner they can squeeze onto the shower tray and fight for elbow room at the make-up mirror!
We had floor-to-ceiling French doors and a safety juliet balcony fitted in the bedroom and splashed out on a comfy armchair – now the longer evenings are here, it is the perfect place to unwind.
The room faces west, so is ideal for watching sunsets and, at the end of a long day at work, I threw open the doors and plonked myself in the chair. With my feet up on the balcony rail, I watched the sun go down behind the canopy of trees. Staring at the sky while the stars appeared one by one, I felt peaceful and calm.

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Lynne Lanning

Art Editor, Psychologies

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