Ladies, I cannot thank you enough for your lovely, comforting comments. They have meant so much to me in my gloom.
Now for some answers. So many of you have commented about the lamp. This is an Ikea lamp. It has been pimped. I cannot remember the name of it but I am sure both the base and shade are still available there as it has been around quite a while. I painted the base in Farrow and Ball Parma Gray. I saw this over at Vanessa's quite a while back and she helped me out with it, being the sweet lovely person that Vanessa is. Do you ever visit Vanessa? Well go so hi. I'll wait.
Oh, you're back? Good. Just another quick observation. Do you ever go to make the bed in the morning (or late afternoon, no one is here to judge) and see the sun streaking in and wish you could just hop back in? That is how I felt this morning and thought of all of you and snapped this photo.
That's it, really. And just to say "Thank you" once again.